Best states for remote GS employees with COLA?

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Author
  • #93595 Reply

      Totally just fantasizing here, but… if I can finagle a remote job (currently a GS employee and wanting to stick with it for the full 30), which state should i move to that still allows a family to afford a decent life?

      Bonus points if it’s within COLA reach of a large metro area, but still cheaper (e.g. parts of WV near DC). Currently living in CA and won’t last long here if costs keep going up.

      #93596 Reply

        Why not stay in California and just move to a part of the state with average col?


        #93597 Reply

          Idk where COLA extends to outside of DC, but Culpeper and Winchester, VA are both lowER cost of living near DC. Creeping up though.

          #93598 Reply

            I live in WV and work in VA in the I-81 corridor. Lots of federal opportunity here, and it all pays at the DC rate.

            I’m not a federal employee, but I do know what GS means. However, I just dropped my daughter off at a Girl Scout event, and I thought it was hilarious I read your sentence about being a GS employee and had a little chuckle.

            #93599 Reply

              Come to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex! Lots of jobs, no state income tax, two airports, plenty of things to do, and much more affordable than CA.

              #93600 Reply

                Lee’s summit Missouri is a great town to raise a family.

                My husband had 4 areas to select from when he took this job 16 years ago. We did a lot of research before moving here like crime school’s restaurants cost of living prices oh good neighborhood amx bars and other things.

                #93601 Reply

                  Cost of living is increasing everywhere. What kind of job are you looking for?

                  Richmond, Virginia has several Federal offices and military bases. The VA offers remote HR positions.

                Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
                Reply To: Best states for remote GS employees with COLA?
                Your information:

                Spread the love