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Old 03-11-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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I have the option to interview for a position with a Bank in the DMV area, the options the recruiter gave me is...

College Park
Arlington
Alexandria
Tyson Corner

Which of these areas are the cheapest to rent?

23yr old AA male
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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College Park will probably have the cheapest rents.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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What part of Alexandria? There are some places there that are probably as cheap as College Park.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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Well, I don't know which Branch they would be placing me. The recruiter basically told me to choose a city. Or charlotte haha (nothing against charlotte, I'm just a city kid)

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I would not want to live in college park if I did not have affiliation to the university. There's not much else going on in the area.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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If cheap rent is the goal, I would choose Charlotte.

Are they offering you more money to come to NoVA/Maryland vs Charlotte?
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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If cheap rent is the goal, I would choose Charlotte.

Are they offering you more money to come to NoVA/Maryland vs Charlotte?
I dont know the salary, I'm sure it will increase about 10K to adjust to COL. So I'm guessing 48k in charlotte, and 58-60k for nova.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:29 PM
 
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I think you would need to make more than $10,000 more in Nova to make it a comparable offer from Charlotte.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:03 PM
 
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I think you would need to make more than $10,000 more in Nova to make it a comparable offer from Charlotte.
Thats what I was thinking. On glassdoor.com the position says 49k for charlotte & 60K for Washington DC, but boston is reading 65K. Boston and DC usually pays the same? I know Glassdoor isn't 100% accurate, but it's usually close. Maybe the person making 65 negotiated. Anyway I think I'm going to go with the silver springs area.

I didn't mention it before, but it says college park/silver spring/ greenbelt.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:06 PM
 
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I think you would need to make more than $10,000 more in Nova to make it a comparable offer from Charlotte.
A website that compares cost of livings said, 48k in charlotte is 76 in DC. I know there is no way they're going to paying me 76k. How the heck do young professionals survive in the dmv area.
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