I crunched the numbers, using IRS tax tables and state information, for NYC, DC, and IL and I came up with the following average tax rates:NYC - 41%Chicago - 35%DC - 39% (37% if you live in VA)This is based on a joint income of ~$210k, married filing jointly

... which is f*cking ridiculous IMHO. there's not much point in sacrificing on weekends, giving up vacation time, etc. to take home 17k of a 40k bonus. i'm taking my 3 weeks vaycay .