Can a family of four get by on this? Advice about moving to the USA
Ok, so my DH might get the opportunity to work in the US, or more precisley in California, Silicon Valley. Since we live in Sweden it's going to be a HUGE step to move overseas, so we're trying to research as much as we can what life in the States would be like.
I'm trying to find out what it would mean for us, economically speaking, if we were to move. My DH would then be the sole provider for our family, and I a SAHM taking care of our 3 yo son and newborn baby. (Baby is due in September, we would probably be moving earliest by November). The annual salary for him would be something in the range of $115-120 000. We've been researching the tax system and everything, trying to figure out the living costs, but it all seems really complicated and my head is spinning from trying to figure everything out wether to move or not. I figure the easiest way to get a better picture of living in the US is to ask someone who actually lives there - hence this post.
So, what do you moms say? Is $115 000 an ok annual salary, and is it enough for a family of four to get by on? What would ypur advixce be to someone moving from Europe/Scandinavia to California? Anything and everything you have to say would be highly appreciated. Thanks!