- Skyrocketing costs of living may have made traditional tech hubs like San Francisco less appealing for tech workers, but other more affordable opportunities still exist around the country.
- A new study by coding boot camp Coding Dojo ranks cities by weighing the cost of living versus the number of available job postings for developers.
- The ten highest-ranked cities are largely the suburbs of large tech hubs, but include some surprising outposts in places like Alabama or Missouri.
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Developers, hold on to your wallets.
For programmers, developers, and software engineers of all sorts, it’s increasingly unnecessary to live in a tech hub like San Francisco or Seattle — which is good news, as the cost of living in each city only continues to skyrocket.
So why pay the median $4,128 in monthly rent for a two-bedroom San Francisco apartment when you could build your career in a city that isn’t among the most expensive?
A new research report from coding bootcamp Coding Dojo ranked American cities by weighing their cost of living versus the number of open job postings for entry-level and mid-career developers within a 25-mile radius.
Coding Dojo says it assigned a composite score to cities based on the number of open developer postings on job site Indeed, and its cost of living using the median rent of a two-bedroom apartment, as calculated by cost comparison site NerdWallet.
Here are the ten cheapest American cities with the most opportunity for developers: