I’m looking to move out of California to Oregon to raise my family. I live in the Bay Area so the commute and cost of living has really taken a toll on my body and mind. Now that I have a precious baby boy I can no longer commute up to 3 hours and be away from him over 14 hours a day.
I received a job offer for a full time position in OR but....it’s a 40K pay cut.
Pro: I’m going to be much closer to my son and I can also go back during lunch.
Full time position with good benefits. No more headaches in traffic. Safe community for everyone.
Cons: Maternity leave is unpaid and there is a huge pay cut.
I’m unsure on how the cost of living really is from CA to OR especially when the income tax is one of the highest in the nation. Any input is appreciated!!