7 thoughts on “The West is the “Best”

  1. Cost of Living says:

    The total cost of living in San Francisco is 62.6% higher than the US average. https://www.businessinsider.com/how-expensive-is-san-francisco-2015-9 The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment stands at $3,460 a month and the estimated cost of annual necessities for a single person is $43,581 — or $3,632 a month. For a family of four, expect to pay about $91,785 a year for necessities — that’s $7,649 per month.
    Also, currently the average price for a gallon of gas in San Francisco is $3.20, compared to a national average of $2.33. That’s a 37% difference. Also grocery prices run high in the city: 23% more than the national average. A pound of chicken is about $6.25 (national average: $3.63), a pound of cheese comes to $7.10 (national average: $4.35), and a dozen eggs will cost you about $4.02 (national average: $2.36). All in all, for a four-person family to live comfortably, the suggested annual take-home income is $153,552.
    California has the highest top marginal income tax rate in the country. It’s a high-tax state in general, which affects the paychecks Californians earn. See https://smartasset.com/taxes/california-paycheck-calculator

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