One amazing part about moving back to the South is the cheap cost of living. According to a cost of living calculator, I could take a 27% pay decrease and still maintain my standard of living I have now. Also, the average home in the DC metro area costs $640,000 whereas the average home in the Raleigh-Durham area costs $270,000. That is a huge difference!
*Here’s how my bills will differ:
Other perks of the new apartment include:
- Central AC
I will finally have a washer/dryer and be able to clean my dishes like a normal person! Moving to NC will save me $342.50 per month on bills. However, I am taking a pay decrease for my new job, so my budget will most likely stay the same. Hooray for inexpensive housing!