Hi! How exciting to contemplate living in a new place! I am not sure if you are single or if you have a spouse or significant other. I also don't know if you are financially self sufficient and how long you can go without having a paycheck. I feel as if the answers to your questions are somewhat tied to that knowledge, so I will answer both questions for both scenarios.
If you are with another person who has a job in the new city, then you are in a much safer and more comfortable position. In that case, you could create a budget a month or so before you move. You would start looking for jobs ahead of time, but you really wouldn't worry if you didn't have one when you guys moved. Once you got settled in the new city, you'd continue job searching til you found right job.
If you are on your own and don't have parental or other financial support to pay the bills in the new city, I'd be reluctant to advise that you move there without a job. It might take you a long time to find a job and once you did, you may find that the place you've committed to live in the new city is too far from your job. I would also create a budget several months in advance of your anticipated move, and that budget may show you that it is financially impossible for you to go until you have the job.
Whatever you decide, best wishes to you and thanks for writing!
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