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How much should I save to relocate to Austin Texas from Santa Cruz, CA?

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Question by Michael D: How much should I save to relocate to Austin Texas from Santa Cruz, CA?
My housing options include a room in a house/housing co-op and sharing an apartment. I have a car, a bicycle, and am not planning to eat out that often.

When I arrive, I won’t be starting a new job but will be looking for work.

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Answer by Rena
My husband (fiance at the time) moved from FL to CA to be with me and he saved around $ 3,000 or close to that amount. It took my husband about 6 months to find a job (the town I live in has about the same population as Santa Cruz). I think between $ 3,000 and $ 5,000 might be enough depending how much rent costs there. Good luck! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “How much should I save to relocate to Austin Texas from Santa Cruz, CA?

  1. Nancy G says:

    The site I used can compare any two zip codes from two states. I arbitrarily chose 95060 in Santa Cruz (column 1) and 78759 in Austin (column 2).

    Income and Jobs Details
    Santa Cruz California 95060
    Austin Texas 78759

    Median Household Income – – – – – – – $ 62,401 – – – – – $ 70,900
    Average household Income- – – – – – – $ 84,484 – – – – -$ 86,565
    Per capita income – – – – – – – – – – -$ 34,224 – – – – – $ 41,937
    Median Disposable Income – – – – – – – $ 51,688 – – – – -$ 57,803
    Avg Total Household Expenditure – – – $ 62,396 – – – – – $ 63,140
    Sales Tax Rate – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 8.25% – – – – – 8.25%
    White Collar Jobs – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 80.16% – – – – – 78.83%
    Blue Collar Jobs – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -19.84% – – – – – 21.17%

    Avg Home Sale Price – – – – – – – – – – – – $ 750,000 – – – – – $ 257,355

    While I realize this does not give you a specific savings goal, perhaps it will give you some idea of the cost of living. Overall, you will find that salaries are comparable, but housing is a fraction of the cost (approximately 75% less than Santa Cruz.)

    Hope this helps!

  2. madfigs says:

    Housing and food is pretty cheap in Austin, especially if you are going to have a roommate (you could probably find something for 300-400/month, plus a share of the bills (probably an additional 50-100/month or so, depending on the month)), and in my experience most places don’t need much of a deposit (like 1 months rent, instead of first/last/+a deposit that places charge in other cities). Also, if you have to start your own utility account, there can be deposits on those as well (300$ for the city of austin utilities), but you shouldn’t have to worry about that if you’re moving in with someone.
    Your main concern would probably be having enough money to move, and having enough to last you until you find and start a job. I would recommend starting your job search now, since jobs can be tight here (plus the UT students just got back, so they are busy snapping up the part time jobs).

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