That, my friends, is the question of the day. DH applied for a job in NYC and if he gets it, he'll take it. Naturally, I looked into jobs in my current field. The cost of living is 59% higher than here. The pay for the equivalent of my job is about 10-20% lower in NYC. How does that work exactly?
Clearly you couldn't really rent an apartment on that pay (I'd starve on that pay here). You couln't buy a place on that pay.
So you'd be expected to show up to work in professional attire (which you'd store under a bridge or something). Would you eat out of trash cans? Seriously, how the fuck would you live on that pay somewhere that expensive.
If DH got a high paying job and my pay could just be for savings etc., it wouldn't be too bad I guess. I want a job where I could support us if/when needed. This shouldn't be too much to ask.