Relocate to bangalore?

Oct 23, 2019 81 Comments

Currently work at one of the FAANGs. Tired of the visa situation being indian. Current TC for wife and me is ~450K in bay area.

Recent trip to india, interviewed for a few companies in bangalore and have one offer for ~1 crore ($140K) being cash heavy. Wife should easily find a job paying well say $50000 and expenses in india will be low.

would you relocate to be with family? i am not particularly attached to lifestyle in usa and only here for TC and future kid.

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  • Amazon bstand
    Let me give you my 2 cents. Lengthy answer. My kid is just 8 months and is a US citizen. Will be relocating to India in 2 months. Moving out exactly for the same reason. All set. Way too much tension to handle visa issues every 3 years. H1 is restrictive and cannot do anything else. Before joining Amzn, I was with a smaller company who let me work in India for 6 months. That was an experiment I did before finally deciding to move back after joining Amzn. US is a great destination for engineers. Agreed but as you age things do get messier here as well. An avg American struggles the same way as an avg Indian to meet ends. In my case I made sure I make certain adjustments like traveling to office real early. I was in office around 7:30 AM. I always made sure I left by 3:30 PM. I used my own car and the travel time was just 20 mins each way EVERY single day. So traffic issue was solved. I rented a pretty expensive 2 BHK from prestige. They literally took care of all the stuffs needed like water issues/electricity etc. Both me and wife would be roughly making 5.1 lakhs/month in hand after taxes. Trust me when you earn more than an avg person, life in India is not all that bad as is portrayed by ppl here. The best part is we can get maids to do most of the household stuff. They come 3 times a week and most things are taken care. My monthly expenses could be around 55-60K including rent. As my kid is a US citizen it’s easy for him to go back to the US later for education. About schooling in banaglore - Honestly there are schools which are as good as the ones in the US. The fees are high for such schools. Ranges between 1.5 - 5 lakhs/yr. Really good ones start at 2. I have been in the US for 10 yrs now. As I have seen both sides of the world I wss in a better position to make decisions. If you are getting insane salary in India, things only get better. In case you don’t like it, keep your options open. You are in Amzn and it is very easy to switch teams and relocate to a foreign country later. As far as kids are concerned, they already have their US passport. They can go back for education and work. People talk about high quality education in US but that’s overrated. I am from a govt. school. I started studying English only from 5th grade. Came to the US in 2010 for masters. Though not a topper but had pretty good scores. If I can do well in my life, my kids who are born in a far more financially sound family can donit as well! You have seen both sides. Only you can decide what you want.
    Oct 23, 2019 11
    • Groupon cat-food
      OP
      Guess it depends upon what they will want to do over time. If taxation becomes a problem down the lane depending upon where they live, an option might be to take up Indian citizenship.
      Oct 26, 2019
    • @ cat-food - You're doing great in life! Could u share ur career journey pls? As in started with what and progression?
      Nov 15, 2019
  • Intel zfnu
    Do you have a kid ? If yes, it will be very hard for you to go back voluntarily
    Oct 23, 2019 10
    • Groupon cat-food
      OP
      Lol, you call that arguing.
      Oct 24, 2019
    • Yelp JMP2
      yeah, talking would have been better. or having a nice conversation
      Oct 24, 2019
  • Google bUPI22
    It's not just about money and apartments and savings.

    My 2 cents - dealing with a corrupt cop, dealing with SC/ST idiots given too many privileges over a common citizen (eg: you can be put in jail without BAIL!! if they file a complain against you for abusing), dealing with idiots who have no civic sense, dealing with politicians who are basically gundas, stupid reservations, nothing digitalized, corruption everywhere etc.

    Hence I would never go back to that shithole country. My future generation would be much happier here. Amongst civilized people.
    Oct 24, 2019 10
    • Adobe adobebest
      Cat-food what is the split?
      Oct 24, 2019
    • Groupon cat-food
      OP
      Approx 60L base + 40L signing/stocks
      Oct 24, 2019
  • New / Finance CmdRiker
    Raising a kid in India, with all the pollution, crime, and poor sanitation is not worth it, for me at least. To each their own.
    Oct 23, 2019 4
    • New / Finance CmdRiker
      Sure, money will solve a lot of those problems on the surface level, I think. I am of the view that raising kids in any major city in India is tough. Also, I believe it matters whether or not you've got a daughter. The stark reality is that girls and women are subject to much more dangerous environment in India than boys and men. Do you have a daughter? Also, when was the last time you lived in India as an adult?
      Oct 24, 2019
    • Groupon cat-food
      OP
      Good point, we have a daughter who is 3 years old. Last we lived in India was about 8-10 years ago.
      Oct 24, 2019
  • Walmart hawayeudya
    Helllll yeah!!! Dang ..almost $200k in india.
    Oct 23, 2019 0
  • Yahoo / Eng KhfTe
    I am triggered on your implied sexism in statement: "Current TC for wife and me is ~450K in bay area. Recent trip to india, interviewed for a few companies in bangalore and have one offer for ~1 crore ($140K) being cash heavy. Wife should easily find a job paying well say $50000 and expenses in india will be low."

    1. So you compare your TC and wife TC in India. But you mention combined TC in the US. Why not mention combined approx TC in India?

    2. Why do you think so low about your wife on the TC scale? Why demean her abilities?

    3. First ask her about moving to India before asking on the blind. And then mention all of the conversation details on blind.
    Oct 24, 2019 2
    • Intel qgte
      Don’t get triggered, there is nothing sexist about his post.
      Oct 24, 2019
    • Groupon cat-food
      OP
      @KhfTe your ignorance and assumptions are very obvious to me. If you think that I would post this message on an anonymous forum without consulting my better half, you are mistaken.
      Oct 25, 2019
  • Oracle swit
    Which company ?
    Oct 23, 2019 1
    • Groupon cat-food
      OP
      Amazon, L6 SDM
      Oct 23, 2019
  • Red Hat dnshf
    What bout ur investments and 401k here?
    Oct 24, 2019 1
    • Groupon cat-food
      OP
      Will keep 401K as is and let it grow with the intent to use it for retirement or kids education. We are in no need to divest our other investments in the US, so I will like keep it the same to hedge against rupee inflation.
      Oct 24, 2019
  • Adyen dutchie
    Why don’t you consider Singapore?
    Oct 23, 2019 0
  • Expedia Group / Eng plsreferme
    Europe won't pay that high.

    IMO, once your wife is pregnant, take time off work and stay in the US on B1 visa 3 months prior baby's birth.
    That way your baby will be US citizen by birth.
    Oct 24, 2019 3
    • Google / Eng
      canterran

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      canterranmore
      It is legal (for the baby). You might get in trouble though.
      Oct 26, 2019
    • Groupon cat-food
      OP
      Interestingly I had to read about birth tourism and find this out. Good point.
      Oct 26, 2019

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