Oct 25, 2019 - 03:35 PM
No amount of perks — such as foosball tables, happy hours or flex-time are of much use to you if you’re trying (and struggling) to pay rent in Manhattan (or Brooklyn!) or San Francisco. If you decide you must pursue a tech job in one of these cities, do serious cost of living calculations before making the leap, taking into consideration what you might make (salary-wise) and what you might pay for housing, bills, groceries, and other day-to-day expenses.
Consider some of these other cities that have a bevy of tech jobs with a lower cost of living than the usual suspects noted above:
All of these cities have experienced a boom in tech jobs over the last five years. Concerted efforts to encourage innovation and access to startup accelerators and funding means a significant number of cutting-edge startups as well.
When we expand the scope beyond the United States, the possibilities grow. Berlin has the world’s fastest-growing startup ecosystem. Stockholm has been at the forefront of tech innovation for at least two decades. Dublin’s "Silicon Docks" area is the center of a thriving tech scene. As a bonus, Dublin will remain part of the European Union, regardless of what happens with the UK Brexit. And Tel Aviv has one of the world’s highest densities of tech startups.
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