I’m considering a move to another part of the US. My current hometown is just ridiculously expensive. I’ve been messing around with this website, and apparently, with the same salary, I could have twice as much buying power because the living expenses are half as much in other places, mainly because of housing. For example, Las Vegas would be 43% cheaper to live because housing is 83% cheaper.
So, I’m not familiar with the smaller towns and cities, but I’m pretty sure I don’t want to live in a big city like Los Angeles or New York.
My questions are:
- What factors of city life should I be considering? The Sperling site has hundreds of things I could compare. The top of my list right now is housing cost and crime, but I might not be paying attention to important things I am now taking for granted like clean water.
- What lesser-known city could I be considering? I’m thinking about a town near Pittsburgh, but I don’t know their names. Also, I would like to check out places in Nevada and Florida for the 0% state tax.