Anonymous User wrote:rayiner wrote:If you have a wife, consider this: if and when you have kids, Chicago will give you a lot of flexibility. It's possible in Chicago to do private school + city living + child on a double lawyer salary (post up-and-out). It's not really practical in Manhattan unless you want to move to Harlem, at least without substantial compromises.
I think you're right, and this is a big consideration for us. On the other hand, there's always the possibility of working at NYC V5s and moving to some place more relaxed (e.g. Chicago) after a few years.
You think that 2 mid-level big law attorneys can't afford private school, child care and a 2 bedroom apartment on the east side? Why would you think that? Do you have a half a million of debt to repay?
Tuition is about $40,000. And you don't need to pay that until pre-school. What year would you be by then? What will you each be earning?