For full time analyst, what would your lifestyle be looking like in each of these cities? Pure lifestyle, obviously NYC will have more buyside opportunities than Atlanta.
My thoughts are that if I'm working for a MM bank, I'd rather be working in Chicago/Atlanta while I'm not making great money as an analyst and still be able to have a fun lifestyle and be comfortable with my finances. If I wanted to pursue NYC/London after my analyst stint, I would think it would be ideal to go to a good b-school and then jump over. At that point you'll be able to afford either city much more.
What are your thoughts? Will you be living a lot larger in Chicago/Atlanta/Texas as an analyst than London/NYC?