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Old 11-28-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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PS - I didn't go to school in California.
(too funny)
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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Wow... okay then. Personal attacks always make someone wish to help you.

Anyhow, I don't feel like fueling this apparent argument that it seems you're trying to spark, so I'll be stepping away from this thread after this. However, I did find some previous threads that are on the topic that you seem to be asking.

Is 86K a year after taxes decent for a family of four in Oside, Encinitas, or Carlsbad?
What makes SD so expensive?
San Diego Questions?? For all of those who live in San Diego,CA
What's not to like about San Diego?
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85k -- can i make it in SD??
Is $50,000 sufficient to live on in SD?
To all moving, or thinking of moving to San Diego...some advice

They might not all be completely talking about cost of living, but if you skim them I am sure you'll find a good deal of relevant information.

And...just a word of advice before I go...having a poor attitude and being impolite to other posters isn't going to get you far on here. If you continue with personal attacks, you're probably just going to get banned.

PS - I didn't go to school in California.
Thanks for the links. I will be sure to look at them.

Also, I am annoyed because this is not the first time that I have gotten little responses on this site. The seattle forum is not helpful either.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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If you have to ask... Seriously, if you have a good job lined up or are independently wealthy or are a professional, you will be fine. The same is true of all major metro areas. A lot of working class people seem to feel they are "entitled" to have the same standard of living as people with more education and training and/or people who are willing to take risks with their life (business folks). Sorry, but you can't afford to live in Manhatten, SF, LA or San Diego (in the nice areas). Boo hoo. You can afford, however, to live in the outlining areas, save your money and move to the nicer parts. Just like everyone else. If it is worth it to you, you can do it. If it isn't, then go move to Oklahoma and buy a big boring piece of property. But don't expect to be able to live in desirable places without making the investment in your career or savings.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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If you have to ask... Seriously, if you have a good job lined up or are independently wealthy or are a professional, you will be fine. The same is true of all major metro areas. A lot of working class people seem to feel they are "entitled" to have the same standard of living as people with more education and training and/or people who are willing to take risks with their life (business folks). Sorry, but you can't afford to live in Manhatten, SF, LA or San Diego (in the nice areas). Boo hoo. You can afford, however, to live in the outlining areas, save your money and move to the nicer parts. Just like everyone else. If it is worth it to you, you can do it. If it isn't, then go move to Oklahoma and buy a big boring piece of property. But don't expect to be able to live in desirable places without making the investment in your career or savings.
I am not really interested in moving to San Diego.

I am happy in NYC. I am just wondering why many people on this stie are complaining about the cost of living compared to job opportunities/salary.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I am not really interested in moving to San Diego.

I am happy in NYC. I am just wondering why many people on this stie are complaining about the cost of living compared to job opportunities/salary.
Hey BXNYC,

sorry you haven't been able to get the kind of discussion you were hoping for. (no sarcasm)

But yeah, it seems that many people find it hard to afford a quality home in San Diego. That is pretty much the main complaint about cost of living. My thinking is that there are a lot of people who have moved here from areas that have much more affordable homes, i.e. the Midwest and are not used to being assaulted with the high price tags. I grew up in LA and when I moved to NYC I had trouble getting used to how much property costs there. It just seemed like I wasn't getting bang for my buck. I kept thinking about how much more I could get in LA for my money. With the experiences of living in LA and NYC, SD seems like a bargain. I know many people don't share my viewpoint and I acknowledge it is expensive in comparison to most people's wages- but for me it is a personal bargain. But you know, California is pretty expensive in general. There are areas that are more affordable, but if you want to live in places that have a reasonable commute to urban centers where jobs usually are or nicer and safer neighborhoods, then the prices jump up pretty quickly.

A lot of people complain about it (rightly so) and predict doom and gloom and that California is going down. My personal prediction is that California isn't going down anytime soon as troubled as it is. People will always want to live here. I only expect prices to get worse in the future again as we recycle back to economic boom times. Those who bought beach front property 20 years ago are very lucky.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:30 AM
 
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The question that I am trying to ask................

Do the jobs in San Diego offset the cost of living?
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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the question that i am trying to ask................

Do the jobs in san diego offset the cost of living?

no!
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Do the jobs in San Diego offset the cost of living?
No.

San Diego is mostly tourism and military. It is a resort town. Most jobs are low-paying hospitality and retail. We don't have a big economic driver like Wall Street or Hollywood or Silicon Valley or a major port here. But our cost-of-living, particularly housing, is among the highest in the country.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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no!
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No.

San Diego is mostly tourism and military. It is a resort town. Most jobs are low-paying hospitality and retail. We don't have a big economic driver like Wall Street or Hollywood or Silicon Valley or a major port here. But our cost-of-living, particularly housing, is among the highest in the country.
Thanks guys for answering this question.

I asked the question overall specifically for jobs in general and got a good answer from you two.

I am in the business field with experience in : Accounting, Finance, HR, Maketing, Sales, and Banking. So, San Diego does not seem right for my fields.

San Diego sounds expensive probably because of the beaches.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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I am in the business field with experience in : Accounting, Finance, HR, Maketing, Sales, and Banking. So, San Diego does not seem right for my fields.
If you are looking for jobs in white collar business services in a corporate setting, San Diego is very weak. If you can translate those skills to healthcare, high-tech / government, there are options. But I would put that portion of the economy on par with much lower-cost cities like Pittsburgh or Tampa or Portland OR.
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