What I make & what it costs me to live in the Bay Area as a Software Engineer

A dive into my actual take-home pay and expenses over the last six months living in the Bay Area

While writing my last post answering questions about moving to the Bay, I solicited feedback from some of my friends back home. One of the big questions that came up was what it actually costs me to live here, all things considered.

This seemed like a question that would benefit from a more thorough deep dive so I…