Five Not so Obvious Costs of Moving to San Antonio for a New Job
Everyone knows that moving to a new city for a job can be a costly thing to do in terms of time and money. The list of items to budget for is lengthy. Even the most budget-conscious of people may not think to set aside for some things that could come up in the course of a move to San Antonio. If you are thinking about a new job in a different city, here are five expenses you should take into account as you plan a budget.
1) The cost of moving your stuff
If your new job is with one of the 41% of companies in the United States that does not make available some form of funds to help compensate for the move you will be making, this is a bill you will have to take on yourself. Whether you hire a company to relocate your household or you decide to do it yourself, it can be pricey. Selecting the former may have higher upfront costs, but there will still be sizeable expenses with the latter selection, also.
To begin with, you'll have to rent a trailer (and a hitch if you do not already have one installed on your vehicle) or moving truck to transport your possessions. Then, you'll have to budget for travel-related expenses while you are traveling to San Antonio.
A do-it-yourself move may not be as expensive as having a professional mover to do it for you, but it will not be cheap. Plan accordingly. Find more about the Pros and Cons of DIY Moving here.
2) The cost of traveling to a new location in San Antonio
While we are on the subject of traveling…
This was mentioned briefly above, but the cost of traveling to a new location has to be brought up when discussing a move. If you are planning on driving, you need to plan for food, gas, lodging, and tolls, if applicable, as well as save some money for vehicle repairs in case there are problems along the way.
Even if you hire someone to move you and decide to fly to your destination, there is still the cost of air travel. Either way, you will need to budget some money to get to San Antonio.
3) The cost of temporary housing in San Antonio
If you do not have a permanent place to stay lined up when you arrive in San Antonio, you will at least need to make arrangements for a place to live temporarily while you look for something longterm. It may be a hotel, or a month-to-month lease on an apartment, but it is one thing you should take into consideration. Another consideration should be the cost of storing everything you do not need while you look.
4) The cost of living in San Antonio
The compensation package you have been presented with may be ten percent higher than what you are presently being paid, but how much will that matter if the cost of living is even higher in the town you will be moving to? Compare what you'll be paying there for things like groceries, transportation, and insurance to what you are paying now to see what the difference in costs of living could cost you.
5) The cost of leaving your caring community and creating a new one
No, this cost is not a financial one, but it is important to think about when you are moving away for employment. Unless you are a recluse, you have a community of people where you are at this moment that probably consists of family, friends, and co-workers. Going to a new city will sever some of those relationships and make others more problematic to maintain. It can take substantial amounts of time and effort to build similar ties in a new place, so prepare yourself appropriately.
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