I am from California and might need to move to the DC area due to a family member taking a job there. I see the salaries are much lower in DC. I am an ICU nurse with 8yrs of experience and 1year of service in Iraq with the Army as an RN. Is it really possible to live in or around the DC area on a nurses salary without being poor?
I am used to the inflated wages in Cali and the high cost of living. It seems DC has a high cost of living with a lot lower wages.
I would appreciate any input on salaries and cost of living.