The Career Doctor™
by Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez
Looking for a first job? Thinking of changing careers?
Facing a lay-off? The Career Doctor™ is a Larchmont psychologist
specializing in career counseling. If you'd like to ask a question of
your own, use the anonymous ,
and she might answer you here. Read more about the Career Doctor here.
Contact in ation is here.
WILL MY SALARY BE ENOUGH AFTER A MOVE?
Dear Career Doctor:
If I make $30,500 in Lakeland, Florida, what would be the equivalent of that in Miami, Florida?
Since I receive more questions than I can answer, I try to select ones
with the greatest general interest, so my editor was shocked when I
chose to answer yours. While I'll bet that few other readers are considering
a move from Lakeland to Miami, anyone thinking about moving for a new
job should consider the cost of living differential.
When I moved from Philadelphia to New York years ago, my husband and
I both got raises. We had been considering buying a townhouse in Philadelphia,
but discovered much to our shock, that we could barely afford the rent
for a one bedroom apartment in a similar neighborhood in Manhattan.
I wish I had checked out the difference in cost of living, so I am happy
to tell you and other readers about a web site to help you calculate
if a move makes economic sense.
your salary. The site doesn't list Lakeland, but it does list your
closest city: Tampa. According to cgi.money, if you are making $30,500
in Tampa, you would have to make $37, 615 to break even since everything
costs more in Miami, especially housing. Just for fun, I checked out
the raise you would have to get if you were making $30,500 in Philadelphia
and wanted to move to Manhattan: $54,356! No wonder we felt nouveau
The Career Doctor
The Career Doctor™ is Larchmont
psychologist and career counselor, Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez.
Her office is at 90 Beechtree Drive in Larchmont, 914-834-1982.
For more in ation go to www.jacquelineplumez.com.