I recently returned from a trip to Washington DC. I've traveled there several times and always enjoyed my time there. I have family and friends that I visit while I'm visiting. Lately, I've been thinking about moving there, mostly because I'm bored in my quiet Midwestern city. I've had a string of bad relationships for which is another reason I want to away, to have fresh start.
I would like to get some further insight as to how much of a salary I need to earn to make it there? I'm not talking about barley getting by but living comfortably while saving money. In other words I don't want to be tight making ends meet but neither do I want to be living fancy.What's a good estimate on monthly cost of living would be?
I have family and friends there so I would have a support system to help me out. The main reason I want to move is to have fun while I'm young and single. I want DC to be my last "hooray" before I find someone to settle down with. I've always felt I can find that person in DC. I'm currently in grad school so I won't move there until I graduate in May of 2014. With that said if anyone has insight on the job market that would be great. For now I would like to have a better idea from residents of the area that can provide me with realistic information so I can start making a plan.I appreciate the insight in helping make my decision.