Are you considering moving to Washington, DC? Or — probably more accurately — the suburbs of DC? Before you pack your bags, read this interview from one woman who left Austin, TX for Arlington, VA — one of DC’s best suburbs.
Job in Austin: 911 Operator
Job in DC: Billing Coordinator for a large law firm in DC
Rent/mortgage in Austin: $1,150 split evenly with partner
Rent/mortgage in the suburbs of DC: $1,595 split proportional with partner to our salaries. I make a lot more here in DC so I pay $700 to his $895. Our condo is tiny so he pays another $200 a month for a storage unit to hold everything our garage used to hold — motorcycle, garage brewery, etc.