U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-15-2019, 03:01 PM
 
432 posts, read 141,642 times
Reputation: 454

Advertisements

I'm living in San Antonio right now but have been looking into how to move to Austin for several months, but one of the things that makes me hesitate the most is if I'll be able to afford living there.

Right now I make about $25k (household income) a year for a household of 3, I rent a 2 bedroom apt for $650 a month so while I'm not living large I make enough to make ends meet.

Would a situation with a similar salary be doable in Austin? I wouldn't mind downsizing to a 1 bedroom if necessary.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-15-2019, 03:08 PM
 
34 posts, read 6,430 times
Reputation: 90
No.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2019, 03:19 PM
 
4 posts, read 1,727 times
Reputation: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by River City Rocky View Post
I'm living in San Antonio right now but have been looking into how to move to Austin for several months, but one of the things that makes me hesitate the most is if I'll be able to afford living there.

Right now I make about $25k (household income) a year for a household of 3, I rent a 2 bedroom apt for $650 a month so while I'm not living large I make enough to make ends meet.

Would a situation with a similar salary be doable in Austin? I wouldn't mind downsizing to a 1 bedroom if necessary.
Tough
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
12,255 posts, read 28,084,988 times
Reputation: 5908
Not in Austin proper for sure. Probably not even in the Metro area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2019, 04:22 PM
 
881 posts, read 851,312 times
Reputation: 505
There’s no where close that one could survive on that. And you’d be coming from the most affordable metros in Texas to one of the most expensive
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2019, 04:57 PM
 
6,114 posts, read 11,155,529 times
Reputation: 2803
Quote:
Originally Posted by River City Rocky View Post
I'm living in San Antonio right now but have been looking into how to move to Austin for several months, but one of the things that makes me hesitate the most is if I'll be able to afford living there.

Right now I make about $25k (household income) a year for a household of 3, I rent a 2 bedroom apt for $650 a month so while I'm not living large I make enough to make ends meet.

Would a situation with a similar salary be doable in Austin? I wouldn't mind downsizing to a 1 bedroom if necessary.
Dont really think it would work out. The things that make austin different than san antonio require a lot more money to enjoy. Otherwise at your income level the amenities might even be better in san antonio.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2019, 05:44 PM
 
33 posts, read 11,242 times
Reputation: 51
No. Sorry.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2019, 06:19 PM
 
208 posts, read 142,557 times
Reputation: 291
you would not be happy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2019, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
5,779 posts, read 8,234,097 times
Reputation: 3011
What's changed in the few months you asked this before? (Referring to this thread here - moving from San Antonio to Austin; looking for comparable areas) No. Not unless you live with like eight roommates in a two bedroom on the east side.

I just did a search on zillow, for 1/1 0-$650 there were three options available in Austin proper. The next closest rentals are in Bastrop.

Last edited by ashbeeigh; 01-15-2019 at 07:19 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-15-2019, 06:37 PM
 
58 posts, read 124,247 times
Reputation: 55
It would be very hard with that budget.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top