Five Undisclosed Costs of Moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City for a New Job
Everyone knows that moving to a new city for a job is a costly proposition in terms of time and money. The list of things to budget for is lengthy. Even the most budget-conscious of people may not think to put aside for some things that could come up throughout a move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City. If you are pondering a new job in another city, here are five expenses you should evaluate as you prepare a budget.
1) The cost of moving all of your possessions
If your new job is with one of the 41% of companies in the United States that does not provide some type 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 choose to handle it yourself, it can be costly. Selecting the former may have higher upfront costs, but there will still be sizeable expenses with the latter option, also.
For starters, 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 belongings. Then, you'll have to budget for travel-related expenses while you are traveling to Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
A do-it-yourself move may not be as expensive as hiring a professional mover to do it for you, but there will still be costs involved. Make arrangements accordingly. Read more about the Pros and Cons of DIY Moving here.
2) The cost of traveling to a new location in Tulsa and Oklahoma City
Speaking of traveling…
This was mentioned briefly above, but the cost of traveling to a new location has to be taken into consideration when considering a move. If you plan to drive, you need to plan for food, gas, lodging, and tolls, if applicable, as well as save some money for vehicle repairs in case there is a flat tire or worse along the way.
Even if you hire a professional mover and decide to fly to your destination, there is still the cost of plane tickets. Either way, you will need to spend some expense to get to Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
3) The cost of temporary housing in Tulsa and Oklahoma City
If you do not have permanent housing lined up when you arrive in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, you will at least need to make arrangements for a place to live temporarily while you hunt for something longterm. It may be a hotel, or a month-to-month lease on an apartment, but it is one thing you need to take into consideration. Another factor should be the cost of storing everything you do not need while you hunt.
4) The cost of living in Tulsa and Oklahoma City
The compensation you have been presented with may be ten percent higher than what you are currently being paid, but how much will that matter if the cost of living is even higher in the city you will be moving to? Contrast what you'll be shelling out there for things like groceries, transportation, and insurance to what you are shelling out now to see what the difference in costs of living could cost you.
5) The cost of leaving your current community and creating a new one
No, this cost is not a monetary one, but it is crucial to think about when you are moving away for a job. Unless you are a hermit, you have a community of people where you are at this moment that probably consists of family, friends, and co-workers. Moving to a new city will sever some of those relationships and make others more grueling to sustain. It can take significant amounts of time and effort to build similar ties in a new place, so prepare yourself correspondingly.
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