I brought up San Antonio and other cities as a metric of crime. The poster above was implying Sacramento was crime-ridden. That isn't the case when compared to other cities.
Lets say the cost of living is higher. You spend lets say, 20% more living in Modesto than you would in San Antonio. How much do you spend on average a year? 40k? So now you're spending 48k. You've gone up a whopping 8k.
Meanwhile, this guy is taking home 240k. How much can you take home in San Antonio? Guess what, his cost of living is higher, sure. But he is still financially WAY better off in this situation.
Obviously the guy is an outlier, but it's a real pain to see people throwing the whole thing out the window as a "wash" because of the "higher cost of living." It's preposterous, demonstrates a clear lack of financial understanding, and is driven by false ideas that the entirety of "California is too 'spensive to bother living in" by financial illiterates.