Before I moved to Berlin, I made $120,000/year with ~25% bonus. My wife and I paid a mortgage on a house. I had a car, car insurance, etc.
I took a small paycut in salary owing to a grade increase.
I pay just over 13€/sqm monthly for a nice flat. I can commute anywhere i need to get in the city in 45 mins.
Still, i come out ahead.
I don’t think I’ll be doing that.