Its definitely a fair and accurate point you make about having to be in the Bay Area to work for Yelp. However, if you do the math and see that my expenses outweigh the income I am making thats on you. Live in a cheaper area, get real world experience so that you can make more money and live in a more expensive area if you choose. She signed on knowing her salary upfront, they didn’t cut her salary when she got to Yelp. There is so much on information on the cost of living in the Bay Area it shouldn’t come as a shock. I relocated here from Florida and I knew what I was getting into. I had to make sacrifices in other places to live comfortably.