Five Not so Obvious Costs of Moving to El Paso for a New Job


Five Not so Obvious Costs of Moving to El Paso for a New Job

Everyone knows that moving to a new city for a job can be a costly thing to do in terms of time and money. The list of items to budget for is lengthy. Even the most budget-conscious of people may not think to set aside for some things that could come up in the course of a move to El Paso. If you are thinking about a new job in a different city, here are five expenses you should consider as you plan a budget.

1) The cost of moving your stuff

If your new job is with one of the 41% of companies in the United States that does not make available some form 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 employ a company to relocate your household or you resolve to do it yourself, it can be pricey. Selecting the former may have higher upfront costs, but there will still be sizeable expenses with the latter selection, also.

To begin with, 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 account for travel-related expenses while you are traveling to El Paso.

A do-it-yourself move may not be as expensive as having a professional mover to do it for you, but it will not be cheap. Budget accordingly. Find more about the Pros and Cons of DIY Moving here.

2) The cost of traveling to a new location in El Paso

While we are on the subject of traveling…

This was mentioned briefly above, but the cost of traveling to a new location has to be brought up when thinking about a move. If you are planning on driving, you need to account 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 in transit.

Even if you hire someone to move you and decide to fly to your destination, there is still the cost of air travel. Either way, you will need to budget some money to get to El Paso.

3) The cost of temporary housing in El Paso

If you do not have a permanent place to stay lined up when you arrive in El Paso, you will at least need to make arrangements for a place to live temporarily while you look for something longterm. It may be a hotel, or a month-to-month lease on an apartment, but it is one thing you should take into consideration. Another consideration should be the cost of storing everything you do not need while you look.

4) The cost of living in El Paso

The compensation package you have been presented with may be ten percent higher than what you are now being paid, but how much will that matter if the cost of living is even higher in the area you will be moving to? Compare what you'll be paying there for things like groceries, transportation, and insurance to what you are shelling out now to see what the change in costs of living could cost you.

5) The cost of leaving your caring community and creating a new one

No, this cost is not a monetary one, but it is important to think about when you are moving away for a job. Unless you are a recluse, you have a community of people where you are at this moment that probably consists of family, friends, and co-workers. Going to a new city will sever some of those relationships and make others more difficult to continue. It can take substantial amounts of time and effort to build similar connections in a new place, so prepare yourself appropriately.

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