- Nov 21, 2008
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That's because everything is way more expensive out there.Yeah, this is a YMMV situation. The public school we were assigned was far from average. It was one of the worst in our city (a 1/10 rating in Greatschools for those familiar). From what I understand, the better public schools receive additional funding from parents to the tune of ~$3k per student per year to pay for supplies and additional teachers which isnt far off from private schools in your town.
As for private schools here, I'm not aware of any that charge as little as $6k. While there may be some prestige bias or premium, and we didn't look at every school under the sun, based on what we did see all of the private schools in our broader area (excluding some parochial schools) charge top dollar and price wasn't much of distinguishing factor.
I had a recruiter from a very well known tech company in the Bay Area reach out to me about a job. It sounds interesting, and I'm following up, but I don't know how they can pay me enough to not have a major lifestyle downgrade. To live the same amount of time to work, I would have to pay 8-10x what my current house is worth. Plus my state income tax rate would go up significantly.