Five Undisclosed Costs of Moving to Oklahoma City for a New Job

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Five Undisclosed Costs of Moving to Oklahoma City for a New Job

Most everyone knows that moving to a new city for a job can be a costly proposition in terms of time and money. The list of things to budget for is extensive. Even the most budget-conscious of people may not remember to put aside for some things that could come up during a move to Oklahoma City. If you are thinking about a new job in a different city, here are five expenses you should evaluate as you put together a budget.

1) The cost of moving everything

If your new job is with one of the 41% of companies in the United States that does not offer some form of aid to help pay for the move you will be making, this is a bill you will have to take on yourself. Whether you appoint a company to relocate your household or you choose to handle it yourself, it can be pricey. Deciding upon the former has higher upfront costs, but there will still be considerable expenses with the latter selection, as well.

For starters, 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. Next, you'll have to think about travel-related expenses while you are traveling to Oklahoma City.

A do-it-yourself move may not be as expensive as having someone else to do it for you, but it will not be cheap. Plan accordingly. Read more about the Pros and Cons of DIY Moving here.

2) The cost of traveling to a new location in Oklahoma City

While we are on the subject of traveling…

This was mentioned briefly above, but the cost of traveling to a new location must be taken into consideration when thinking about a move. If you plan to drive, you need to budget for food, gas, lodging, and tolls, if applicable, as well as set some money aside for vehicle repairs in case there is a breakdown while you are on the road.

Even if you hire a moving company and plan to fly to your destination, there is still the cost of air travel. Either way, you will need to allot some expense to get to Oklahoma City.

3) The cost of temporary housing in Oklahoma City

If you do not have a permanent place to stay lined up when you arrive in Oklahoma City, you will at least need to make arrangements for a location to live temporarily while you search for something less temporary. It may be a hotel, or a month-to-month lease on an apartment, but it is something you need to take into consideration. Another factor should be the cost of storing everything you do not need while you hunt.

4) The cost of living in Oklahoma City

The compensation you are being offered may be ten percent higher than what you are currently being paid, but how much will that matter if the cost of living is even higher in the area you will be relocating to? Contrast what you'll be paying there for things like groceries, transportation, and insurance to what you are spending currently to see what the difference in costs of living could cost you.

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

No, this cost is not a monetary one, but it is crucial to think about when you are relocating for employment. Unless you are a hermit, you have a community of people where you are currently that probably consists of family, friends, and co-workers. Moving to a new city will sever some of those relationships and make others more problematic to preserve. It can take considerable amounts of time and effort to build similar bonds in a new place, so prepare yourself correspondingly.

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