AITA? Turning down NYC @ $50k?
I'm looking to get a sanity check here. I have written before about potentially moving to NYC from a no-state-income-tax location and the amenities I would like to find. That has now come to fruition and I was just given an offer that would increase my base salary by $50k. This is all for a move, it's from one function to another.
My math says that it doesn't pencil out given taxes and the COL increases. The job is with a group that I want to work with - the job would be a lot of fun - but here's why I think the offer doesn't make sense:
- I am assuming a tax rate of about 30% all-in. But I think this might be a little higher because the calculator I'm using doesn't seem to account for NYC tax, which I think is another 4%? I'm at about 20% on taxes all-in right now.
- I am assuming a monthly housing increase of $3k
- While the new group is someone I would love to work for, my current position is steady and I have no fears of lay-offs or performance issues.
- I don't want to share actual numbers, but you can assume that I already make a healthy salary and enjoy a nice lifestyle at my current rates.
For my privacy, you can assume I live in a T2 city that has nice dining & entertainment opportunities, but it's certainly not New York. I pay about $1k for housing now and my housing in NYC has to allow for my dog to come with me and I will need at least 1 parking spot. That's how I'm coming up with the $4k
So, AITA for not taking the $50k? Am I missing anything here?