But then again, the food there is always soggy due to rain. Imagine, every meal you eat will be like oatmeal because they don’t have our amazing Californian sun!
For fun, let’s take a look at what $700k (the current median price in Santa Clara) buys you in the area where Amazon/Nintendo/Microsoft employees live!
REALTOR.com: Find a Home – Listing Detail
5 Bed, 2.75 Bath
2,570 Sq. Ft.
Bellevue, WA 98005
MLS ID# 27032724
Single Family Property, Area: Kirkland/Bridel Trails, Subdivision: Cherry Crest #3, Approximately 0.24 acre(s), Lot is 10400 sq. ft., Year Built: 1977, Single story, Basement, Fireplace(s), Hardwood floors
Wow, that’s a pretty big 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 Bellevue/Redmond/Seattle WA:
Equivalent income in the city you’re moving to: $72,891.74.
You may take a 27.11% 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. And sure they my have tech jobs, Fry’s, schools, water, diversity, etc.
But ask yourself: Do they have El Camino Real there? Do they have the sun?
Accept no substitutions – accept only perfection: The Bay Area.