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Old 10-24-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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Hi All,
I have been offered a package of 65k in the Cherry Hill area. Is this a good salary? We are a family of 3 with a 4 yr old son, and my spouse will not be working initially. How is the schooling in this area and what is the cost of living ? Is this a good package or I need to negotiate and ask for more. Appreciate your inputs.


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Old 10-25-2014, 07:21 PM
 
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Hi All,
I have been offered a package of 65k in the Cherry Hill area. Is this a good salary? We are a family of 3 with a 4 yr old son, and my spouse will not be working initially. How is the schooling in this area and what is the cost of living ? Is this a good package or I need to negotiate and ask for more. Appreciate your inputs.


Thanks.
It's hard to pass judgment on a salary without knowing the industry. You can get a perfectly good house with that wage. Cost of living in Philadelphia/South Jersey is lower than the NYC metro.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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It's hard to pass judgment on a salary without knowing the industry. You can get a perfectly good house with that wage. Cost of living in Philadelphia/South Jersey is lower than the NYC metro.
Finances are going to be extremely tight with $65k income for a family of 3. It's possible but your housing choices are going to be limited. That said, nothing wrong with making $65k, the problem is your spouse is making $0.
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:31 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses. What is the approximate range/breakdown of the cost of living ? In terms of rental apartment cost, cable/power costs, etc..
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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Agree with others, will be tight but definitely doable depending on your housing choices! I used to live in CH, and paid $1500 for a 3 bedroom in the Chanticleer development. So it's possible!
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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Finances are going to be extremely tight with $65k income for a family of 3. It's possible but your housing choices are going to be limited. That said, nothing wrong with making $65k, the problem is your spouse is making $0.
Didn't say that the OP could buy in Wexford Leas. There are houses that are doable with that salary.
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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My office would likely be near the Woodcrest Rd zip 08003. Are there any good apartments close to this location ? Also what is the approx rental per month ? In terms of transportation, how is this area? Is there any public transport available to commute for the initial few days until I get settled and have a vehicle. Appreciate your inputs and hoping to hear back.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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My office would likely be near the Woodcrest Rd zip 08003. Are there any good apartments close to this location ? Also what is the approx rental per month ? In terms of transportation, how is this area? Is there any public transport available to commute for the initial few days until I get settled and have a vehicle. Appreciate your inputs and hoping to hear back.

Transportation.. Uber-x is now readily avail and affordable in NJ
https://www.uber.com/en-US/cities/new-jersey


And you mention Woodcrest... you realize there is a Patco station there for travel into the city (Philly) and about 10 other places?
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