There are many reasons why people relocate to other states. Some do it for romance while others do it for love of their family. There are also those who do it to seek better employment. However, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, and there are numerous things to consider before relocating, as Aaron Guerrero recently wrote in USNews.com.
If moving for a new job, you might ask yourself whether your cost of living go up. Your new position may offer higher pay, leaving little to no reason to fret about the cost of living in your new area. Then again, your salary could be lower. Couple a decreased paycheck with a more expensive city, and the life you’re accustomed to could be dramatically altered.
According to PayScale.com, a website that provides salary data for employee and employers, if you ended up working in New York City, where the cost of living is significantly higher than the national average, you could pay 48 percent more in groceries compared to the national average. You will also pay significantly more for housing (352 percent), utilities (28 percent), transportation (31 percent) and health care (25 percent).
Fortunately, living expenses are not a big issue in Boise, Idaho. According to Maggie Blake of Yahoo Voices, the cost of living here is easily manageable compared to other U.S. cities. Basic commodities are reasonably priced. In addition, those who are looking into buying their own home instead of renting can do so as there are cost-friendly Boise, Idaho real estate properties available for sale to would-be residents.
Blake adds that Boise is also a safe city, and in fact, the city’s low-crime rate is one of the critical factors that made it earn the No. 2 spot in Forbes Magazine’s Best Places to Do Business and Live for 2012. One can easily visit neighborhoods without fear or reluctance—some homes don’t even have bars because there is no need for them. Those who wish to be part of these safe neighborhoods will need help from a reliable realtor in Boise, Idaho like Jamie Carmouche to find a home that’s perfectly suited to their budget and their lifestyle.
Relocating is one of the hardest decisions people can make in their lifetime. Thus, it is a decision that should be studied from all angles, including the residential property options, the quality of neighborhoods, and the cost of living.
(From 9 Things to Consider Before Relocating for a Job, USNews.com, Published 17 April 2013)