what base / TC makes it affordable to live in SF?

Dec 3, 2019 18 Comments

would appreciate serious answers. im single with no family.

preference is a 1br/1ba or a studio.


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  • Guidewire gWCI76
    I'm guessing a 1 bed is probably 2500, probably a bit more tbh. If 2500, that's 30k a year post-tax. Add another 5k for utilities or other expenses. I'd say at least 120k cash TC should be okay, it'll leave you with about 70k after tax and 35k a year after paying rent.
    Dec 3, 2019 5
    • Guidewire gWCI76
      Yeah looked into it rn. Looks like a studio is possible for 2500, but 1 bed is a minimum of 3000
      Dec 3, 2019
    • 1 bed would be atleast 3000 in SF. Even South bay is not 2500 these days
      Dec 3, 2019
  • Samsung statarb
    $167,990/yr gross income gives you $8K/mo after tax. If you budget 5K/month for food, lodging and commute, you can still save $3K/month. You also get to put $18K/yr into your 401(k) and $3600/yr into your HSA account pre-tax.
    Dec 3, 2019 1
    • Apple ghfuew
      wow, I think I like the Samsung Galaxy now
      Dec 3, 2019
  • Apple Marijuana
    If you want to live by yourself in SF, and not in the suburby parts, you should have at least ~150K TC.

    You could live with roommates on less.
    Dec 4, 2019 3
    • Guidewire gWCI76
      Highly doubt someone with 150k TC would struggle living in SF.
      Dec 4, 2019
    • AT&T MsdR32
      Feeling low income for a young professional and actually being low income differ by an order of magnitude.
      Dec 4, 2019
  • Microsoft Tiberio
    400 TC to be comfortable in SF
    Dec 3, 2019 1
    • Amazon / Eng adjej
      this sounds crazy at first glance but it’s actually true
      Dec 3, 2019
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  • Facebook rxIq65
    If you're willing to have roommates, you can be fine making around ~100k in SF.
    Dec 4, 2019 0
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  • Citrix Systems XDOa40
    A TC that qualifies for low income housing.
    Dec 3, 2019 0


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