Five Hidden Costs of Moving to Wichita Falls for a New Job


Five Hidden Costs of Moving to Wichita Falls for a New Job

Most people know that moving to a new city for a job can be a costly proposition in terms of time and money. The list of items to budget for is extensive. Even the most budget-conscious of people may not remember to set aside for some things that could come up during a move to Wichita Falls. If you are mulling over a new job in another city, here are five expenses you should consider as you plan a budget.

1) The cost of moving all of your possessions

If your new job is with one of the 41% of companies in the United States that does not provide some type of funds to help compensate for the move you will have to make, this is a bill you will have to foot yourself. Whether you hire a company to relocate your household or you choose to do it yourself, it can be expensive. Choosing the former may have higher upfront costs, but there will still be sizeable expenses with the latter selection, too.

For instance, 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 possessions. Then, you'll have to think about travel-related expenses while you are traveling to Wichita Falls.

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

2) The cost of traveling to a new location in Wichita Falls

Speaking of traveling…

This was mentioned briefly above, but the cost of traveling to a new location should be taken into consideration when pondering a move. If you are planning on driving, you need to account for food, gas, lodging, and tolls, if applicable, as well as set some money aside for vehicle repairs in case there is a breakdown in transit.

Even if you hire a professional mover and plan to fly out ahead, there is still the cost of airline tickets. Either way, you will need to budget some money to get to Wichita Falls.

3) The cost of temporary housing in Wichita Falls

If you do not have living arrangements lined up when you arrive in Wichita Falls, you will at least need to make arrangements for a place to live temporarily while you look for something more permanent. 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 consideration should be the cost of storing everything you do not need while you hunt.

4) The cost of living in Wichita Falls

The compensation package you are being offered may be ten percent higher than what you are presently being paid, but how much will that matter if the cost of living is eleven or twelve percent higher in the area you will be relocating to? Compare what you'll be shelling out there for things like groceries, transportation, and insurance to what you are spending now to see what the variance 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 a job. Unless you are a loner, you have a community of people where you are right now that probably consists of family, friends, and co-workers. Moving to a new city will sever some of those relationships and make others more challenging to keep up. It can take considerable amounts of time and effort to build similar ties in a new place, so prepare yourself accordingly.

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