Deciding between Cities - Need Help
Hey All, I have two offers after 2-3 YE in IB but having a hard time deciding between the two. I'm 25 years old and single for reference.
VC Associate (software) - $120k - all-in in Chicago
PE Associate (business services): $300k all-in in Los Angeles
I am thinking I will make more money in Chicago because of Low Taxes / Low COL. Plus, I hear Chicago has the best weather during the summer, whereas LA has really terrible dry air year round. Plus LA is just too expensive, home prices are crazy there (home prices are super important to me as a single 25 year old), and taxes are 4% higher there which will really eat into the additional $180k I will make in the LA job.
Anyways, leaning towards Chicago, but just wanted to check in with WSO to confirm. Happy thanksgiving