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Old 10-04-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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I have a similar question...A job offer in Santa Barbara which will pay in the high 60's but they also offer an additional $10k for health benefits for my family.

The pay will be around $5,500 starting out, with the additional health benefits.

While the job in Thousand Oaks pays between:

$5,000 to $6,300 Monthly

The cost of living in both cities is quite high, but in SB one could live near work and walk to work, while in TO much of the commute would be by vehicle.

The rent in SB would be slightly higher.

Any advice?

Thanks,

Garabuli
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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A job offer in Santa Barbara which will pay in the high 60's but they also offer an additional $10k for health benefits...

The pay will be around $5,500 starting out, with the additional health benefits.


Am I reading this right? High $60s + $10K for health is supposed to equal $5500 * 12?



While the job in Thousand Oaks pays between:

$5,000 to $6,300 Monthly

The cost of living in both cities is quite high, but in SB one could live near work and walk to work, while in TO much of the commute would be by vehicle.

The rent in SB would be slightly higher.

Any advice?

Thanks,

Garabuli
Sounds rough in both places for supporting a family when you consider all the other expenses besides housing.

Does your spouse work too? How many kids? Ages? What are your expectations for living arrangements?
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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Sounds rough in both places for supporting a family when you consider all the other expenses besides housing.

Does your spouse work too? How many kids? Ages? What are your expectations for living arrangements?
That is right that is what they are offering, and it does sound very rough considering in Dallas two bedroom apartment, condo, or duplex are available for between $500-1200 on average.

Wife will be going to school, and we have a 4 month old.

My living arrangements will either be a 2 bedroom apt or condo which in either TO or SB will be at least $1400 or more.
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