I lived in Hyderabad for most of my life and was excited to go back and take up a new job there. But the city is no more the Hyderabad which I left a couple of years ago. It has changed considerably over the past two years. Rents have gone up and so did the cost of living. IT companies pay less in Hyderabad compared to Bangalore, based on a myth that the cost of living is less in Hyderabad. I strongly disagree.Bangalore is a lot better that Hyderabad considering weather, crowd, rents, roads, and other daily costs.
House owners in Bangalore demand high rents, but they also provide quality living spaces. I did look out for a house to stay in Hyderabad. The rents were as high as 18000 for a 2BHK but the amenities were terrible. I bet you will find an amazing flat in areas like Koramangala, HSR and Marathahalli for that cost, that too with excellent neighborhood.
The traffic in Bangalore is bad, doesn't move quickly. Still people will care to stop at red. The percentage of people who follow traffic rules in Bangalore is considerably higher than that in Hyderabad. There will be no major traffic jams at 10.30 in the night, except on the end of Hosur road. But traffic is terrible even at that late in the night in Ameerpet, Dilsukh nagar and many more places. Imagine what would be the situation when the Metro rail project starts in Hyderabad.
Some of you may agree with me and others may not... but for me, Bangalore is a better place to live than Hyderabad.