Thinking of leaving Washington, DC because it’s too expensive? Interested in moving to a small town or rural area? As part of our Cost of Living Diaries series, we got all the details from a woman who did just that!
Job in DC: Federal government policy analyst
Job in rural New York: After two years of trying out different things, I’m back at my DC job, mostly working from home.
Rent in DC: $1,850 monthly rent, plus utilities for an 800 square-foot, one-bedroom apartment. It wasn’t in the best shape, but it had a lot of character.
Mortgage in rural New York: $800 monthly payment (mortgage, taxes, insurance) for a four-bedroom farmhouse on three acres. Also not in the best shape, but has a lot of character!