But then again, our better means that our groceries will taste even better when they’re eaten!
For fun, let’s take a look at what $700k (the current median price in Santa Clara) buys you in DC!
REALTOR.com: Find a Home – Listing Detail
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath
MLS ID# DC6367924
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath, 0.1 Acres
Wonderful 4 level Colonial on a corner lot in popular 16th Street Heights. This cozy home has great living and entertaining spaces on the main level with a formal living room with fireplace and french doors to a sun porch, spacious dining room, and a study. Other features include: 2 master bedroom suites, a skylit attic, recreation room and attached garage. Enjoy a lovely fenced yard with patio and terraced rear–all very private and tranquil. Conveniently located-just steps from Rock Creek park and minutes to the subway and new Columbia Heights retail.
Single Family Property, Subdivision: 16TH STREET HEIGHTS, County: WASHINGTON, Approximately 0.1 acre(s), Lot is 4508 sq. ft., Year Built: 1941, Four or more stories, Central air conditioning, Basement, Fireplace(s), Dining room, Den, Hardwood floors
Wow, that’s a pretty nice looking house!
And just for more fun, according to this cost of living calculator, if you make $100,000 in San Jose (practically the starting salary these days) and you moved to DC:
Equivalent income in the city you’re moving to: $90,032.08.
You may take a 9.97% decrease and still maintain your standard of living
So your groceries would be cheaper, your house would be nicer, and your general cost of living would be lower.
But ask yourself: Do they have El Camino Real there? Do they have Fry’s? Do they have 280 or 101 there?
Accept no substitutions – accept only perfection: The Bay Area.