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Pay and living cost in new Jersey on h1b

 
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Hi, all,
What is the living cost in new jersey city
I am offered 50k$/annually which i think too low,
I am about to negotiate pay with him,
how much should i ask?
What are the tax rates in new jersey state,
how much will be to total expense and total tax and total saving with 50k
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for your kind information

i have 2 years exp in java
4 years bachelor degree
and i am scjp
 
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Guys common..
i need tax details in jersey state,
WHAT ARE THE EXPENSES
PLEASE REPLY
 
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Hello pathan,
I know very little. Hope this helps you.

I don't know about taxes as it varies from state to state. in an avg you will end up paying about 34% (which includes federal and state taxes). Federal tax is pretty much same for all states but state tax will vary.

Living expenses wise, NJ is expensive when compared to midwest states. for one bed room you might be paying around 1000$. sharing with someone will always help.

I think there is a public transpotation in NJ, so you can remove car expenses if you have someone who can help you with groceries and other stuff.

Hope this helps.
 
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Hi mehgna and group
thanks for the reply.
i want to ask some more questions,

i have heard companies like lehman brothers and such other companies directly recruit those having h1b..
so is it worth going to u.s on low payscale to try out our luck.???
as it is the country of opportunity..
or is it better to stay in india and wait for such opportunity..

also i want to know ..how easy is it to get jobs if one have h1b
i have 2 years exp in java/j2ee

looking at the taxes i think i wont be saving any money..
and my opinion is it is not worth going to u.s on h1b thru boddyshopper as they eat up our pile of share..

can anybody share about this things.

anyways
bye
 
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You could put your buddy google to work. Try using the phrase cost-of-living in as exact phrase and the city and state in as words you would like a hit on.

IMO, you would be better off in India. The US is about suffer a severe oil shock and the economy is going to tank. Have you checked the price of gold lately?
[ May 09, 2006: Message edited by: Homer Phillips ]
 
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50k isnt too bad for a Bachelors degree. Your India experience is of little value of American companies.

Depending on which part of NJ you stay, 50k can be good or bad. Places closer to NY such as Hoboken etc are expensive. Please away from NY like Princeton, Trenton are easy on rent. Sharing is the best option.

You can find out the state tax from google. I think it should be between 4-8%. The federal tax rate is standard. In addition, you'll be paying FICA and Medicare.

i have heard companies like lehman brothers and such other companies directly recruit those having h1b..


Dont believe everything you hear There's no shortage of Indians graduating with American degrees from top universities. Naturally, they will be favored over someone with a BE/BS from India unless you are exceptional.

so is it worth going to u.s on low payscale to try out our luck.???
as it is the country of opportunity..
or is it better to stay in india and wait for such opportunity..



Depends what your age is. Are you married? Have kids? Answers to these questions will determine if coming to US is worth it.

HTH
amit
 
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Originally posted by Homer Phillips:
You could put your buddy google to work. Try using the phrase cost-of-living in as exact phrase and the city and state in as words you would like a hit on.



Homer, this comes close to (or may indeed) violate the "BE NICE" rule at JavaRanch. Please more carefully consider the phrasing your responses.

--Mark
[ May 09, 2006: Message edited by: Mark Herschberg ]
 
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Originally posted by Amit Saini:
50k isnt too bad for a Bachelors degree. Your India experience is of little value of American companies.

Depending on which part of NJ you stay, 50k can be good or bad. Places closer to NY such as Hoboken etc are expensive. Please away from NY like Princeton, Trenton are easy on rent. Sharing is the best option.

I think first i would be styaing at edison and then as i get job i have to move out .


You can find out the state tax from google. I think it should be between 4-8%. The federal tax rate is standard. In addition, you'll be paying FICA and Medicare.

i searched and found different results for differnt things..
on average i find 25-30% tax but not an exact thing.


Depends what your age is. Are you married? Have kids? Answers to these questions will determine if coming to US is worth it.

My age is 24 and i m not married +ofcourse no kids
Also nobody from new-jersey told me expenses.
can i save more than 2000$ a month..if only spend for basic expenses like sharing rent and food and no car.

HTH
amit

 
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Originally posted by Amit Saini:
50k isnt too bad for a Bachelors degree. Your India experience is of little value of American companies.


Yes i know..i m trying for scwcd and learning struts

Depending on which part of NJ you stay, 50k can be good or bad. Places closer to NY such as Hoboken etc are expensive. Please away from NY like Princeton, Trenton are easy on rent. Sharing is the best option.

i think it would be edison..
then after some where..but it would be sharing only.
no car




You can find out the state tax from google. I think it should be between 4-8%. The federal tax rate is standard. In addition, you'll be paying FICA and Medicare.



Depends what your age is. Are you married? Have kids? Answers to these questions will determine if coming to US is worth it.

i am 24 no married.and no kids..
no car..low expenses...what could be the total savings
2k$/months


HTH
amit

 
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hey freinds,,
i got this linke
according if u have pay between 50k$
the state tax would be 3200$
and federal tax would be 8600$ annually.
that comes to about 12k$ annually..if all income is taxable and no exemptions.

check the links


http://dab.nfc.usda.gov/pubs/docs/taxformulas/formulas/federal/taxfed/taxfed.html
http://dab.nfc.usda.gov/pubs/docs/taxformulas/formulas/statecitycounty/taxnj/taxnj.html
 
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Hi everyone!
I find this discussion very interesting... I'll tell you about me and you guys please tell me if a may have any life in the US.
I am Venezuelan, 24, just married, and I've been working for Lucent Technologies here in Venezuela for the last three years, very much into .NET technologies and into Lucent's CDMA network products. Is that experience valuable, or is it worth little? I am a cum laude electronics engineer from a top Venezuelan university. I speak Spanish (of course), English, French, and a little German. I am SCJA (associate, not architect) and SCJP.
I'm assessing the possibility of moving away from my country (since it's becoming a second Cuba), what do you guys suggest me? Is the US a good option for me? In that case, what kind of visa should I point to?
Thank you
XM
 
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Marx, you may want to look at other South American countries first.
Argentina, Chile, places like that.
Closer to home, less cultural differences, and the main language is the same.
And with the current problems in the US with Mexicans, many people there don't take kindly to anyone with a Spanish accent or Latin American looks (no value judgment here, just the facts).

I agree with your idea to get out of Venezuela while it's still possible.

Depending on the company, work experience should never be gauged purely on how long you've been using technology X.
If you have a positive attitude towards learning you should be able to pick up something else quickly enough (sadly not all recruiters take that into consideration, I admit).

You could try asking your employer for the possibilities of transfer to another country, your language skills would make you a valuable asset to an international company.
 
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hi guys,

i am also having similer kind of prob what phatan is having. i am from india. i applied for H1B. if every thing goes fine i may land in new jersy by the end of this year.
i am having 2 yrs of experience. i work for Oracle India as a java developer. am having scjp and planning to take scwcd before comming to US.
now tell me...
will my oracle brand help me in US too?
how's the market in US?
how much package i can expect? if i given an offer how much i can demand.

or do u guys suggest me to stay in India?
my current package in india is Rs. 5,00,000 per anum.

reply back guys..
 
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Hi Marx,

I have been looking for jobs here in USA and, following you experience, seems you are going to have very good chances to get a job here. The USA have companies all around the world. It's include a lot in South America in order to pay less for the employees an take advantage of the taxes and of course, the profits. Why we shouldn't even try a job here?

Be very careful with opinions like, say, discriminatory in this forum (I didn't say that nobody did that.. it's only a comment).

Nato.
 
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Guys,
whats going on.
the topic for this post is not what being discussed.

I would request to post information regarding Pay and Living Cost only.
 
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As per afroz request, please do not hijack this thread. Those iwth other questions should start their own threads.

--Mark
 
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Thanks for your answers on such delicate subject. I'm sorry for changing the topic of the thread.
Regards
XM
 
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i dont know about the living expenses..
but in general 50k is not going to make u happy in u.s
especially NY is expensive as hell..
a room on rent cost about 1400$
may god bless u
 
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Hi Kittu Vadde,
Please post your concern and query in separate thread.
Thanks.
 
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