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Old 03-29-2017, 08:05 AM
 
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I am mulling over an opportunity to take a job in downtown white plains. I live in suburbs in central/east PA now.
I am not sure about the living cost comparison and wonder if it is wise.
the new job can make 15%-20% increase in compensation. but the living cost is much higher, it seems.
Right now, I rent a spacious two bedroom which is $1100/month, I just briefly checked the apartment in white plains, it seems easily over $2500/month.
I am single 30s, my life style is that I am comfortable living in a suburb area like where I am now, where cost is low and little commute.
I will definitely not want to live in metros like New York City, but I thought white plains is suburb, so figure could be possible for me.

any advice/opinions?
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Old 03-29-2017, 01:53 PM
 
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Seems like you answered your own question. A 15-20% salary increase doesn't really compare to a 100%+ increase in living costs. I lived in a Philly suburb for a few years and could not believe how cheap everything was in comparison to here.
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Old 03-29-2017, 03:05 PM
 
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Proximity to NY is unlike any other for a single guy. As you know, one big item is the rent.
However with opportunities comes increase spending. Simply because one is inclined to spend on things that were unavailable in PA. If you just plan on staying at home, there is no need to move.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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The opportunity in white plains is kind of good opportunity, in the mean time, my current company is not doing well.
But I don't have to relocate to white plains, there maybe other job opportunities elsewhere coming up later. that is why I am a little hesitant.
I guess I am not really a party person to be attracted by all the fancy things in places like NYC.
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