So over the last few weeks we've been busy working on a short film project that has taken us to the low-country of South Carolina to the heart of Brooklyn, in the neighborhood of Bed-Stuy. The time away has kept us from blogging steadily, but we're back to share some lessons learned in business travel.
Have you visited a destination and thought "I wonder if I can afford to live here"? Numbeo allows you to plug in your current city and the new city of interest, and statistically compare various areas of costs of living. For example, the cost of living in my area of SC is $3700/mo and to have the same standard of living, it'll run you $7022/mo in NYC. New York was higher in restaurant, transportation, and housing rental costs. Yet, on the flip side, they paid almost 160% more in salary than South Carolina. Another example is the cost of living at a level of $1855/mo in Cartagena, Columbia. All major categories are lower in Cartagena. However, you would earn 78% less, so you'll need to be prepared with US dollar savings.
What destination have you visited and you would like to know it's costs of living?
Sharee & Rhonda
Rhonda & Sharee Washington