Moving to LA what can I expect

  1. Hi All
    I am a UK nurse & will be moving to LA at the begining of Nov if all goes well. I will be working in down town LA.
    I was just wondering if anyone could give me an idea of what stoppages will come out of my wages, as your tax system ect is all so different to the UK I haven't got a clue. I know everyone will be different but I would just like some kind of guide so I know how much I will have left for rent & living ect.
    What I need to know is how much % of my wage will go on tax?
    I understand my hospital do have a pension scheme & provide health insurance for myself & at a cost for my husband and 21 year old daughter as well. Could there be other stoppages I might need to take into account?
    As I said before I have no idea about the stoppages as far as I know health insurance for example could be anything from $5 to $500 a month! so as you can see a really do need your help
    I would welcome any advice, please help:spin:
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  3. by   mistiblue
    LA IS A FAST CITY EVERYBODY IS IN SUCH A RUSH BUT THERE IS ALOT THINGS TO DO OUT HERE . ASFAR AS TAXES GO CALIFORNIA IS BRUTAL IN MY OPINION THERE IS INTERNET SITE CALLED WWW.PAYCHECKCITY.COM IF YOU PUNCH IN WHAT YOU WILL BE MAKING HOURLY IT WILL GIVE YOU A FIGURE OF WHAT YOU WILL BRING HOME EVERY 2 WEEKS . FICA,SOCIAL SUCURITY,ETC ARE SOME OF TAXES YOU WILL PAY . I KNOW FICA KICKS MY BUTT LOL
  4. by   ukrn2ca
    Quote from mistiblue
    LA IS A FAST CITY EVERYBODY IS IN SUCH A RUSH BUT THERE IS ALOT THINGS TO DO OUT HERE . ASFAR AS TAXES GO CALIFORNIA IS BRUTAL IN MY OPINION THERE IS INTERNET SITE CALLED WWW.PAYCHECKCITY.COM IF YOU PUNCH IN WHAT YOU WILL BE MAKING HOURLY IT WILL GIVE YOU A FIGURE OF WHAT YOU WILL BRING HOME EVERY 2 WEEKS . FICA,SOCIAL SUCURITY,ETC ARE SOME OF TAXES YOU WILL PAY . I KNOW FICA KICKS MY BUTT LOL
    Thanks for that I will check out the link now

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