Renzo wrote:SBL wrote:Kohinoor wrote:MrKappus wrote:Cleveland's not that bad at all. It's liveable, and you can live every well for $145k. Very well. I've never lived in Sac, but all the Cleveland hate's unwarranted.
Cleveland at 145 >>>>>> NY at 160
I love CA, but IMO by FAR the best balance of income/low COL/high QOL is 160K for biglaw in Houston, Dallas or Austin.
For me, low COL generally correlates with low QOL. There's a reason certain cities are more expensive--they're better. It's not true across the board, and I'm not one of those people who hates on everyplace but NY or SF or LA (or pick your city). But, unlike many folks around here, I think that the COL in those big cities buys you something.
LA has the worst CoL/QoL ratio in the country, perhaps the world. SF/SV are next. Well, basically all of California has a shitty CoL/QoL ratio. Besides weather, I can't think of anything that's good about that failed, bankrupt excuse for a state. I'd rather live in London.
In my opinion New York is the only absurdly expensive city in the United States that can justify its high cost of living.