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Old 03-08-2019, 09:10 PM
 
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Folks,

I'm in talks about a job in LA, and am considering it seriously. However, wanted some insights from others on a few things that will help me negotiate, and perhaps finalize a decision:
1. Move will be from Atlanta (I love this city !), where I've paid approx. $1500 in rent for 1 bedroom for the most part. What percentage increase would Los Angeles attract, for the same role in Atlanta?

2. What would be a decent salary in LA metro that would make you not think twice about the holes in your pocket - for one person, for a couple or for a family of 4. I'm considering all 3 scenarios since there is likely going to be "it depends" answer.

For general info - the job profile is classified as a 'professional' requiring an advanced degree/education in a non-medical field (I mentioned non-medical, since medical/healthcare professions anyway pay excessively to render this post useless, in my humble opinion).

Appreciate your insights !
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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Anyone with some perspective ? I've done my research online, but I'd love to hear from either the locals, or those who've made a move from Atlanta (or similarly priced cities) to LA in the past.
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:46 PM
 
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1. rent would be $2,000

2. Salary of about $100,000 per year would be good for 1 person.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:54 PM
 
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1. rent would be $2,000

2. Salary of about $100,000 per year would be good for 1 person.
I make a little more than that, have a mortgage that is more than $2k, support my wife and kid, have two cars and we live a comfortable life. But that basically shows that OPs question is very vague.
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:23 AM
 
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This cost of living calculator

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says Los Angeles is 69% higher COL than Atlanta. I am sure you could cut other corners and be just fine, I take these as a general guideline.

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Old 03-12-2019, 04:26 AM
 
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1. rent would be $2,000
For a comparable property to what $1,500 buys in Atlanta? Think at least $2,500, if not more. Rental prices in L.A. are obscene. Finding a decent 2+2 in a safe neighborhood under $3K, unless you want to live in the Valley, is nigh impossible.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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"LA" is 500 square miles. Where in LA matters, especially if you want to reduce your commute to work or need good schools.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale az
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I also lived in Atlanta and while Atlanta is more affordable LA does offer more, but its also very spread out and can be very expensive. Make sure its move that will help you not hinder you.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:53 PM
 
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"LA" is 500 square miles. Where in LA matters, especially if you want to reduce your commute to work or need good schools.
And L.A. County consists of 4000 square miles.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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Where you work and where you live in LA makes a huge difference. And how do you get from one point to another can be a deal breaker.
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