I was looking at the thread on where everyone is from and I was wondering about those of you who live in states with high income tax and/or high property tax. My question is: Is it worth it? For example, if you make $250K and live in California, income tax is about 10% - $25K per year. If you live one state over in Nevada, it's $0. Is it really worth that much more? And in some places around the country, property tax is 4-5%. On a 500K house, that would be $20K-$25K per year. While in other areas it's 1/2 of 1% or lower for a tax of $2500/year. Now, I know a lot of people live where they do for particular reasons... family is there... other businesses to maintain... unique features. So, what about those of you who can be more mobile? Have you considered moving to increase the bottom line? (NV, FL, WA, TN, TX are 0 income tax states). What about you that are in a state with a high rate? What do you do to lessen that? Any particular tricks you can disclose? Just curious from someone who may eventually relocate elsewhere.