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Old 06-07-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Mt. Charleston, NV
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We are planning on moving from Nevada to SLC. I have read here the salaries are low in SLC. My husband is a ACF Certified Sous Chef, I have early childhood educator credentials (CDA, NAC, Montessori Certificication, and 12 ECE credits). Will we be able to earn combined $60,000 in SLC? Is that a good minimum income for SLC? Where should we look to live with two small children?
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:56 PM
 
Location: draper, utah
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hi stars and mountains,

the median family income for the state of utah is about 60k. housing has really gotten crazy here lately. average home price in salt lake county was 270k in the first quarter of this year. this compares to 195k two years prior. where you live depends on how much equity you bring with you from your prior home.

hope that helps!

butter
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:02 PM
 
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$60,000? My wife and I are coming to SLC with $750 in our pockets on a train... You have got to be kidding? I lived in Vermont where my rent was $1,300 and ate up every penny I had. I got the $750 from selling my car. I am moving to LSC to get a job and a reasonable apartment where the nice SLC landlords will treat us fairly. I can't even imagine making $60,000 a year even combined!
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Draper, Utah
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$60,000? My wife and I are coming to SLC with $750 in our pockets on a train... You have got to be kidding? I lived in Vermont where my rent was $1,300 and ate up every penny I had. I got the $750 from selling my car. I am moving to LSC to get a job and a reasonable apartment where the nice SLC landlords will treat us fairly. I can't even imagine making $60,000 a year even combined!
Not sure about whether you have children or not, but starsandmountains has two kids, and perhaps wants to have a house with a mortgage. Very different from a budget while renting an apartment. Perhaps $60,000 a year is a tight budget for their financial circumstances. It really isn't fair to compare circumstances here.

Starsandmountains, you should be okay on a budget like this if you play it smart, and you should still have money left over for savings, and extra play. $60,000 is around the average of a Utah household. Good luck in your move!
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Austin Texas
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Default $750 on a train?

For a temporary place to stay while you two are looking for jobs and apartments you might want to stay a couple months in a hostel:

Camelot - Hostels Salt Lake City UT (broken link)


Good luck to you people, I'm heading that way myself.

Trebek
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Mt. Charleston, NV
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So helpful, thank you. My husband and I are reseraching several relocations. We find our minimum combined salary expectation at $60K. We are asking what lifestyle we can afford on $60K at a minimum for several places. I saw others ask this type question and it seemed a good way to feel out a new home for our family. Apologies if my post annoyed some folks, no offense was intended.
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Old 06-09-2007, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Draper, Utah
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You shouldn't have to apologize.... you had every right to give details of your situation, and ask for the advice you did. There was nothing wrong with your original post. Good luck hun!
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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We are planning on moving from Nevada to SLC. I have read here the salaries are low in SLC. My husband is a ACF Certified Sous Chef, I have early childhood educator credentials (CDA, NAC, Montessori Certificication, and 12 ECE credits). Will we be able to earn combined $60,000 in SLC? Is that a good minimum income for SLC? Where should we look to live with two small children?
You might be. It depends on what area.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Default Sous Chef

....ahh the good old days I was a sous Chef for awhile and was in the catering business for about 10 years. I sold out and became a meteorologist

60K a year should put you on par for a lot of areas along the Wasatch Front. I would say the biggest issue you will ace is getting a house. Prices have gone up fiercely her in the last 3-4 years.

Do you know where your husband will be working? The commute into SLC from the "burbs" can be a hassle. However...I work shifts...so not traveling during rush hour is a dream.

Northern Davis county is still more affordable...on the west side of I-15 (Clearfield/Syracuse/Roy) there are some values left to be found. There will be a nre freeway opening in the next year that will make communting to the west side of the SL Valley easier...but not much for downtown.

Best of luck...PM me anytime I love to talk food!

Brandon
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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$60K as others have said would be tight. My wife and I (no kids) travel a lot and eat out 2 times a day so $60K wouldn't take us too far. Are you talking about $60K take home or $60K salary?
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