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Old 10-23-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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Im curious because ive been interviewed for an IT job in the area, however compared to where im at, im looking at a 5-10/hr pay cut. Now i realize the dc area is much more expensive, but would 20/hr be decent start off money for the area? thats until i can turn local and move on up.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:43 PM
 
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That would be $41600 gross annually. You could live on that in Fort Worth if you had a roommate and didn’t go out a lot. Average rent in the DFW area is about $1100 a month, and you will most likely need a car.
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:08 PM
 
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Depends on where you will work and if you need a car or not. Maybe you could live on the train line like TRE or TEXRail, that would help. Probably everything is cheaper here than in DC, but not sure it is 30% cheaper.....like if you make $30 now and will cut to $20.
Also we have no state income tax, so no sure how that is versus DC.
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:53 PM
 
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Depends on where you will work and if you need a car or not. Maybe you could live on the train line like TRE or TEXRail, that would help. Probably everything is cheaper here than in DC, but not sure it is 30% cheaper.....like if you make $30 now and will cut to $20.
Also we have no state income tax, so no sure how that is versus DC.
well im in nova, northern virginia outside dc itself. about 12 miles west and generally cars are needed unless one lives near a metro stop (train).

affordable housing here is as low as 1300 for a 1 bedroom and we pay state and property taxes. i mean anyone know of how the IT field is in the area and including dallas? i know dallas is a bit far away, but im curious.
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:28 AM
 
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You shouldn't have any trouble finding IT work in Dallas/Fort Worth. This is a fast growing area and new companies are relocating here all the time.

Even if you live near a train or Dart station you will most likely need a car. Public transportation in Dallas is better than Fort Worth by a long shot.

$20/hr is certainly livable. That won't buy a house here and you wont be in a luxury apartment but it will work. You can find one bedroom apartments for less than a $1,000 a month just be sure to check out the area first.
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