My friend from NYC drove to PA today for a tattoo. I only have one tattoo, so I don’t know all that much about the economics of getting work done, but she told me how much more affordable it was to get work done in a smaller city.
Sure, they have to pay for a rental car, and gas, but those things lead to other things – like dinner with her friend! Win win!
It’s fun to think of costs related to geographic locations. Rents are cheaper in smaller cities, which can change how we think about incomes.