RhondaM. Posted July 18, 2008 Share Posted July 18, 2008 How do people do it? Does a company that pays x amount of money in one place generally pay much more in a state where the cost of living is much higher? We live in town outside of Houston and are able to live comfortably on what my dh makes. The company he works for has sent him to California to work for 4-6 months. We have followed him here. And because I like the area here and have always wanted to move, I've done a little research on the internet about the housing prices around here. I am amazed at how much everything is around here. Of course we are in Dana Point, where things are higher, but even where he is working in Irvine, housing (and apartment) prices are SO much more than Houston...and the houses are generally much, much smaller! Dh and I were wondering if big companies (my dh is an estimator in a petrochemical engineering firm) generally pay more depending on where they are located. Or else how do people afford to live in these places!!?? Just curious. Thanks, Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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