Although wages might be a little higher in some places to help compensate for high cost of living, that's not always the case. In some places, a higher rent or mortgage is just the standard and not because you have to pay extra for deposit or down payment.
We've lived all over and have paid a great deal more than we pay now and a great deal less. It all depends on where you land, so for those considering a career change or are looking to spend as little as possible to enjoy other fine things in life, we're running a very casual survey. To participate, list off your location, home size and monthly rent or mortgage costs below. Maybe there's a city you never knew you wanted to live in — until you found out you'd be paying half of what you do now!