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Old 09-06-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: 'Murica
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$2000 on a month on a 70k salary isn't affordable at all unless you eat ramen noodles everyday, and don't go out, ever.
I was able to budget $1600/mo on a $60k salary, but then again, that scenario puts me so close to work, that I wouldn't need to drive to the office.


As far as the OP question goes, probably the best apartments in the Anaheim area would be either the BRE community or the Allure Apartments on Chapman, the Archstone community on State College, or one of the newer developments on Katella. All those places are supposed to give a "hip", urban feel, and are close to the entertainment spots in Anaheim.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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$2000 on a month on a 70k salary isn't affordable at all unless you eat ramen noodles everyday, and don't go out, ever.
You are assuming her boyfriend does not work which I hope is not the case!
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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I was able to budget $1600/mo on a $60k salary, but then again, that scenario puts me so close to work, that I wouldn't need to drive to the office.
That still seems unaffordable. A 60k salary with no allowances would give you a roughly $3,800 net take home. Minus 1600 for rent (41% of net pay), and you have only 2200 left for every expense you have. That seems razer thin to me unless you don't have any outstanding credit, don't put 10% away for retirement, and don't have fun, ever. 70k wouldn't be much more money.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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traffic from the beach areas won't be fun, but if you are set on it and don't mind a 30-45 minute commute, check out belmont shore.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: 'Murica
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That still seems unaffordable. A 60k salary with no allowances would give you a roughly $3,800 net take home. Minus 1600 for rent (41% of net pay), and you have only 2200 left for every expense you have. That seems razer thin to me unless you don't have any outstanding credit, don't put 10% away for retirement, and don't have fun, ever. 70k wouldn't be much more money.
Admittedly, I'm not stockpiling cash into retirement accounts and taking Vegas trips every weekend, but with some careful budgeting, I'm still able to go to happy hour every now and then and maintain small but regular retirement contributions. It does help that I don't have a credit card balance that I have to carry forward every month.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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I'm just wondering who is still hiring for 70k/year out here? Even 10$/hr jobs are hard to get.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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You are talking about Orange County here. Just get some credit cards and live like royalty. Follow the example of your new neighbors.



I suggest that you look at Old Town Orange. Very pleasant, more affordable than much of OC, and very close to Anaheim. You can ride your bike to the beach on the Santa Ana River trail (but it takes a long time).
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Old 05-17-2020, 10:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hello! I am planning on making a move from Wisconsin to the OC within a year with the right job opportunity. I am hoping to make somewhere between 70-80k. I am an early-30s woman, and will be moving with my boyfriend and my dog. I would love to live somewhere with fun restaurants/bars in walking distance, short ride to the beach, and other outdoors activities close by. Would love any insight on what cities I should consider living in on this salary, and other things mentioned? I am planning on spending about $1700-2000 on rent. Thanks so much!
How much $ does the boyfriend make?
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:12 AM
 
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get a professional roomate. save up.
I would go for Huntington Beach.
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:53 PM
 
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I make over 200k a year and still try to save as much as I can.
Pick somewhere safe and close to your work, don't live anywhere close to beach because it will be expensive.
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