The more I do my research, the more I find that expensive places to live provide high paychecks whereas cheaper places provide less paychecks. So where exactly lies the better value? Higher col (cost-of-living) and higher pay or lower col and lower pay?
I'm deciding if I should stay in California to complete my education or just go out-of-state. However, my decision will be influenced on the affordability of the area and the quality of the education. So far, I realize the value of the California education but the expensive cost-of-living to go with it and the affordability of the Midwest but the uncertainty of the education.
As far as the midwest goes, I'm an extremely down-to-earth guy and keep myself busy with work, school, working out, and a relationship - I'm not interested in my paychecks, only the aforementioned items. I would love to live in the midwest, but don't know about the quality of the education.
So Cali or Midwest? Maybe I should listen to my heart, not my head...