tekniq33 said: To specifically answer your question. I would say that $150k is closer to $80-$100 for a city like Houston, St. Louis, Minneapolis, etc.
Hell some of our cops here are pulling down well over $100k.
I would say $150k in NYC, is more like $50-60k in St. Louis. I grew up there. Cost of living is very low. For the price of my Chicago condo I could have a 5,000sq ft 1.5 acre house in a nice suburb in StL. Same thing in a North Chicago Burb would be 1 million +