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Old 01-31-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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I am a 27 yo student in macon ga i have lived in georgia for 7 years now and i originally was planning to go west but i knew people in georgia so it just seemed like a smarter choice at the time, i want to move to california to continue my education in the arts but i only get 700 in income and having poor luck finding work i want to save up because i know cali is expensive but i feel if i just get there in time i can get everything together. Does anyone with a similar experience give me some advice? :
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:44 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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This topic isn't going to go well, on this forum. It generally isn't recommended to go out there with insufficient savings.

What about tuition? Where are you in your "the arts" education, and where (what school) do you want to continue that trajectory?

Here's California College of the Arts, in the Bay Area.https://www.cca.edu
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:46 PM
 
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People will tell you that Cali is cheap, and they're probably right.
California is a different story.
If you give some details on the type of work you're looking for, the college you want to attend and will be accepted in their enrollment, you possibly could get some specific answers that might be helpful.
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:48 PM
 
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People will tell you that Cali is cheap, and they're probably right.
California is a different story.
If you give some details on the type of work you're looking for, the college you want to attend and will be accepted in their enrollment, you possibly could get some specific answers that might be helpful.
Yes, OP; more info needed.

Also: don't call it "Cali".
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Yes, OP; more info needed.

Also: don't call it "Cali".
...under penalty of severe trolling for the rest of the thread.
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:16 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Your will need to establish residency for a year in California to get in-state tuition. That means registering to vote, filing taxes, utility bills, drivers license, rent receipts, etc. Don't come here with less than $10,000. Unless you move to Bakersfield, and maybe not even then, you can't afford California.
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:07 PM
 
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Yes, OP; more info needed.

Also: don't call it "Cali".
Concur!!

For an example, you will be very hard pressed to find ANY place to rent in OC for less than $1,800/month. Even at that price, it will be a studio or 1-bedroom in an older complex/building that needs renovation in a run-down or high-density area (Buena Park, Cypess, etc) and has multiple families living in most units, most not speaking much English, and few that look anything like you (young, caucasian, rural).

You will not find ANYthing for less than $1,200 - $1,500 per month. If you are looking for a place where you can be fairly sure your car won't be broken into over night, you are looking at $2000 - $2,500 monthly.

I am no longer up-to-date on the rental market in Los Angeles Co., and am speaking particularly of south OC in the above paragraph. The most reasonably priced for your money and comfort level might be student-type housing, or condos in the immediate area of UC-Irvine.

Sorry, not optimistic information, just trying to paint what I believe to be realistic picture. You might need to look at Craig's List for people who own/rent Condos or townhomes in areas you like and are looking to rent out a room or a room and private bathroom. That might actually be doable, but you won't have anything left over from your $700/month income.
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