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Old 01-23-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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Hi Everyone...

I am stuck...feels stupid but I am thinking to say 'no' to a $75K job in San Francisco..!
I live in Colorado, with a salary of $40000. Now offered a position in SF, after doing some research I was planning to live in Burlingame,CA and commute to SF. After thinking about the traffic, almost $1700 more to pay rent , I am thinking to say no... am I going nuts? What do you guys( who live there) think? Is $75000 liveable on in SF?

Some more info.... I am married but my wife is not working,no children. We are happy with $40000 here in CO...BUT can we survive in SF?

Thank you for any suggestions....
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:48 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Stay where you are.

COL of San Francisco vs. Denver: Cost of Living Comparison: compare Denver, Colorado to Burlingame, California
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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$75,000 would be decent for a single guy. For a family of 4 you may need to live some place like Vallejo, or West Oakland (high crime areas with poor schools, and much less desirable).
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:48 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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$75,000 would be decent for a single guy. For a family of 4 you may need to live some place like Vallejo, or West Oakland (high crime areas with poor schools, and much less desirable).
He's married, no kids.

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Hi Everyone...

Some more info.... I am married but my wife is not working,no children.
Stay where you are or play hardball and ask them for more money.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:36 AM
 
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You can afford a place in the east bay and take BART...
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Take the job. You dont have to live in expensive-as-hell Burlingame..there are plenty of great, vibrant areas that dont cost that much and give you an easier commute. Look along BART lines.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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Thank you everyone.....@18montclair Thank you.....can u give some examples of some areas that are safe ,cheaper,but vibrant as u mentioned? Thanks for ur help...
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What's your rental budget? Look in the East Bay along a BART line. Either the inner East Bay like Berkeley or Oakland or places like Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, or Concord.

My GF moved from Denver a few months back and was making around $40K and accepted a job for around $65K in the city. She's not any worse off financially.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I can make it in the bay area on 75k a year, though not in burlingame. Like mentioned above look to move somewhere near a bart line and take the train into the city. Castro Valley and parts of Hayward, San Leandro and San Lorenzo would work out well for you. On the peninsula you are paying for schools (which you don't need) and ease of access to the SV which you also don't need.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
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You can make it on 75K here in the Bay Area, you would just need to watch your budget.
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