yes. $72K comes out to $50K after US and CA income taxes. There are plenty of places to rent for under $2k/month = $24K/year. $10k for food, $5k for transportation, $5k for leisure, leaves you with about $5K of savings. And I imagine the benefits are very good.
"There are plenty of places to rent for under $2k/month"
That's right. There's also plenty of discount "mystery meat" at your local butcher you can get for $1.99/pound.
$2K/month in the bay area = ghetto