BuzzFeed shows the difference between two twenty somethings who earn nearly the same salary but live in different locations.
Madeline Harrington lives in Brooklyn, NY on a salary of $31,000 with two part-time jobs. Mia Francis of Waco, TX has a salary of $33,000 with one full-time job.
Madeline’s home is a “three” bedroom that she shares with roommates, her portion of the rent and utilities totals $900. Meanwhile, Mia lives in a three bedroom home with a backyard and washer and dryer and pays $500 for rent and utilities in the portion of her rent she shares with her fiancé.
In this scenario where would you rather live?