Can I make it in San Diego?

I am going to move from Oklahoma to San Diego, California in 3 months. How much money should I need? What is the average cost of living? How much would you suggest I make a year just to scrape by for a year? Can I get a job as a waitress? Does that pay well enough? Basically, I'm asking how you make it out there. Thank you! Additional Details And let's say I have a roomate thats a parlegal, and we found an apartment for $1095 on Banker's Hill in downtown San Diego. Is this a plausible scene or should we find another roommate?

Asked By: Rooklyn - 4/16/2007
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I lived in San Diego for years and the OVERALL cost of living is high, just like the rest of Cali. You must remeber that even though you found an apartment for $1090 a month that Water, Gas and Electric are expensive and not always covered in your rent. When you find a place you are going to want to ask them what... More
Answered By: surfjax32 - 4/16/2007
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San Diego is the best place to live in California! There are so many jobs there that pay really good & yes, you can get a waitress job. Depending on which place you work I can't really say how much you will get paid. I do believe it will be well enough for you to make it. On top of that, the weather there is great! It'... More
Answered By: sugarBear - 4/16/2007
All you have to do is get a job and keep it, waitressing doesn't pay well unless you are good, so you'll get your tips...Try bartending instead.
Answered By: booboo - 4/16/2007
Cost of living here is way to high. I live in Southern California (Northern San Diego County) and it sucks here. Like one person said yes it does get cheaper when you get further away from the ocean. We pay high rent here and live in a real crap area. I don't think a waitress will be able to make that much here. You... More
Answered By: xdarkcloudhowlx - 4/16/2007
San Diego is a great place to live. Housing is expensive here, that's for sure. Job as a waitress... depends where you work. some waitresses probably get paid more than others, depending on the restaurant. since banker's hill is closeby downtown, you might be able to get a job there or on coronado in a restaurant. one... More
Answered By: Roya17 - 4/16/2007
I would say to look around and find a place in the beaches area (Pacific beach, La Jolla, or Mission Beach) its the most fun. Always people looking for roommates! There is SO much to do. Yeah its expensive out here but you just have to budget. This is a busy city and lots of restaurant/bar jobs by the beach or... More
Answered By: ckc07 - 4/17/2007
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