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Question by Darla: How much would it cost/should I save to relocate to Seattle?
After I finished school in 2012 I want to relocate and start a new life my top 3 cities are San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston. I want know how much should I try to save up to relocate and what are these cities like.
Answer by Greyt Grey
I understand the youthful desire to pull up and move to somewhere fresh and exciting. While I can’t speak for SF or Boston I can definitely speak for Seattle. Seattle is full of optimistic college grads looking for a fresh start in a vibrant city. The smart ones have a job and a place to live lined up long before they load up the moving truck. You know what happens to the rest of them – the ones who didn’t plan ahead and figured they would work out the details when they got here? Those kids bus tables and jockey cash registers in convenience stores.
Seattle is super competitive and expensive. Finding a job here is competitive because just about everyone is well educated. No joke – the guy who works nights at the gas station by my house has a Masters in Physics. He doesn’t work at 7-11 because he wants to – it’s because that’s the best he could get right now.
If it were me, I wouldn’t show up in the Emerald City with any less than a Masters, a job, an apartment lined up and $ 5,000 in the bank.
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