How is the technology scene in NY in terms of career growth and pay? From what I’ve seen, Product Manager salary estimates are about 20% lower than SF despite NYC being just as expensive. Also, how actively are the big brands out there (FB/Instagram, Spotify, Google) hiring? Is it easy to move around or will you likely be at one job for a while?
NYC offers are typically lower than SF. It's less about cost of living, more an incentive for people to move to SF. Without that incentive, few people will want to move to SF.