Post on behalf of my friend.
I'm a new grad who recently accepted an offer at Atlassian. I'm very excited to move to the Bay area, but I'm very concerned about housing. I see rent at most apartments around 3k and higher.
My office is in SoMa and it will be moving to the financial district soon. I wanted to ask people who are in the Bay area their commute plans. Is it reasonable to live south of the city to get somewhat cheaper rent? Also, how are monthly expenses. I know it will vary person to person, but a few ideas can generally give me some indication.
I've never really been rich or had too much money in my life so I'm trying to save up as much as possible. I pretty much just want a decent apartment or something where I can get groceries and occasionally go out for food. Maybe drinks once or twice a few months. I got worried after hearing all the offers here on Blind. It seems people really are living the dream out here!
Since people are very interested in offer details, this is mine:
Sign on: 30k
I don't exactly know what TC means, but I think you can get it from that?
With 5/6k every month you don’t want to spend half on rent, so in my opinion here are the best options:
- Share an apartment with coworkers/friends. That will definitely reduce the rent to around 1/3 of your total.
- Since your office is in SoMa, take a look to https://www.trulia.com/rent-near-sf-bart/ . There are some cheaper areas with Bart so you can easily commute to Embarcadero/Powell.
- Find a studio in one of the new condos in SF (Lumina, Jasper, Mosso, etc) with pool, gym etc and live like a boss, save what you can from the other 50% of the rent. You will save on commute, gym and other amenities so that is something.
- Atlassian is very remote, tell to your manager you will wfh and move to Sacramento
Last one is a joke.