Originally Posted by doglivehk
Average programmer with an university degree starts with around $1200 US dollars, apartment here average is around half of a million US dollars.
Time to get the heck out of wherever you live, or find a different profession.
Average programmer salary with a university degree where I live is $60,000 US dollars per year, or $5,000 US dollars per month. After 4-5 years of experience that increases to an average of $95,000 per year, ~$7920 per month (all of this is before taxes and social security, which take about 40% from the paycheck). An apartment here to rent runs from $700-$1200 per month depending on size and location, and to buy an equivalent condo would run you about $120,000-$150,000, depending on location. This means you could probably pay off the entire condo in less than 10 years even factoring in student loans, car payment, taxes, social security, and retirement savings.Edited by lordikon - 8/18/11 at 1:17pm