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Cost of Living in New York

Summary about cost of living in New York:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 19.00 $ 12.00-25.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $ 56.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $ 6.00-8.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.00 $ 7.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.21 $ 3.50-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.06 $ 1.25-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.57 $ 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.99 $ 3.00-5.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.87 $ 2.00-4.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.26 $ 2.00-5.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.09 $ 2.00-4.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.73 $ 3.40-9.99
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.10 $ 2.99-8.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.80 $ 3.99-10.00
Apples (1 lb) 2.71 $ 1.50-4.00
Banana (1 lb) 1.12 $ 0.49-2.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.12 $ 1.00-3.50
Tomato (1 lb) 2.33 $ 1.29-4.00
Potato (1 lb) 1.30 $ 0.60-2.99
Onion (1 lb) 1.34 $ 0.80-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.29 $ 1.50-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $ 1.50-3.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.54 $ 1.96-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.75 $ 2.00-4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 12.00-14.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $ 2.75-2.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 121.00 $ 116.50-125.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 2.50-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.56 $ 2.50-4.80
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 30.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.69 $ 2.41-3.29
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $ 20,000.00-27,700.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,085.87 $ 18,000.00-27,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 124.45 $ 75.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10-0.15
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 59.46 $ 35.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74.13 $ 25.00-140.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 50.71 $ 20.00-80.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $ 13.50-17.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,715.31 $ 1,000.00-2,916.67
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 30,166.67 $ 18,000.00-40,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.82 $ 35.99-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.89 $ 20.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.70 $ 60.00-115.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.05 $ 75.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,091.68 $ 2,400.00-4,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,853.83 $ 1,500.00-2,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,919.25 $ 4,500.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,218.68 $ 2,200.00-4,900.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,194.25 $ 939.14-1,599.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 588.83 $ 278.04-999.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,095.13 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 3.82 3.20-4.50

Prices in New York, New York

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Last update: December 2017
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64 Comments so far

#Ana on Nov 28, 2017 :
Come to Qatar, you will mint money and visit new york like a boss.
#Mark Brittain on Jul 23, 2017 :
I highly recommend the Riverdale section of the Bronx. It is very safe, feels more suburban, has tons of parks! I left DC because I found the people too conformist, and the cost of living had skyrocketed from when I moved there from Manhattan in 1995. I paid almost 2K for my Siver Spring, Maryland apartment which had a pool and a parking garage, bought a 1 bedroom in Riverdale for $158K in Sept 2012. I had enough of being a renter!! When I want some city I hop on the Express Bus and go to Manhattan or take the 1 train from the 231 st station. I'm 67 and don't want to be in the middle of the craziness anymore! Riverdale is not as affordable as it was in 2012, but it is still a huge bargain compared to Manhattan. Also I kept my car, and leave it safely parked on the street, for free!
#Dennis on Jul 10, 2017 :
Listen, the reason why a lot of people get by here in NY on a 40 to 50K salary, is because they live with roommates. A 2500 dollar 3 bedroom apt split 3 ways is a lot cheaper to afford. The majority of people that survive live with either roommates or rent in not so great neighborhoods, obviously the rent will be cheaper in that situation. I must admit it is very expensive here in NY, the taxes and rent are the 2 biggest killers. Oh and don't think about getting a car, the insurance is high as hell too and parking sucks so you will have to rent a garage.A lot of New Yorkers live paycheck to paycheck. So every weekend the lounges, bars restaurants are all packed. I must admit, with all the expenses, it is the greatest place to live.
#Yankee on Jul 06, 2017 :
@Makesh Free acommodation can be ok, but it can also be crap. But even with paying for accomodation, 10000 bucks a month should be more than enough for a comfortable living as a single person.
#Mahesh on Jun 30, 2017 :
I got an opportunity to work in NYc as a facility manager with a pay of $10000/month and free accommodation. Wil it be liable. Plz suggest.
#Hazrul on Jun 14, 2017 :
Erm.i wonder if could stay there,where can i find a job as a kitchen staff.plus i am asian and really wanted to stay in nyc for start a new life,hope you guys know what i mean it and help me.
#RodrigoTaddei on Jun 07, 2017 :
Hi guys.

I received an offer to relocate to NYC, I'm an experienced Supervisor and Estimator as a Technical Designer in Building Facades (8 years, some of them in Dubai for very big Real Estate customers).

What is approx. the minimum salary I should ask to live a middle-class life in NYC to be able to save a good amount of money (I'm single with no kids)?
Is it normal to ask benefits from the company other than the salary, like medical insurance?
How much it could cost a medical insurance?

Thanks in advance!
#Ahmed on Apr 17, 2017 :
I lived in NY my whole life but 3 years ago I loved bc it was soo fucking expensive. I'm trying to move back. It's the greatest place on earth and I got all my family there.
#ty on Mar 26, 2017 :
hi i would like to know the pop and how much pop in new york city have access to clean water.

thank you
#susanne siegmund on Mar 06, 2017 :
$10 an hour is enough, but you have to rent a room with shared bathroom in some of the further parts of bronx, brooklyn. you would have to also cook all your meals. no eating out. renting in the outer boros dont usually require credit checks, although they will take a copy of your passport. manhatan apts will run credit checks on you. well if you are indian, dont go to nyc, go to edison nj. it's a suburb of nyc and thats where all the indians go.
#Abhishek S Bhat on Dec 21, 2016 :
Damn! You know what? Come off to Bangalore, India. Here you get a very good flat of 1600 sqft for rent at 450$ a month(The decent ones start at 220$ for a 700 sqft ). A dream one for 700$. Groceries in abundance for a family of 6 for 120$. Monthly electricity bill between 12-20$.Local transportation pass (by bus) is 20$ for a month and a special 100$ a year. 45$ a month and 220$ for a luxury bus.You can buy yourself a Volkswagen Jetta in the range of 27500$ to 40,000$ You can afford in plenty to eat outside as a full lunch in a top restaurant will cost you 6$ while most basic hotels cost 1$ for the same quantity of food which costs 20$ in New York. The shirt of a big brand for 30$, a classic suit for 175$, a shoe for 35$. The gas is expensive here, 4.1$ per gallon. Electronics are considerably more expensive in India, around 70%. A very good bike for 100$ and a Kawasaki Ninja 300 for 7000$ (ON ROAD PRICE). Cabs cost 2$ for 3 miles. Excellent public transportation connections here. A new much hyped movie costs 5$ a ticket in PVR Cinemas. To conclude, you can have a rich man/woman here if you can take home 1500$ a month which is approximately a hundred and two thousand Indian Rupees.Stop wasting time thinking and pack up. last but not the least, Bangalore is among the most expensive cities in India.
#Ivana on Nov 19, 2016 :
Hi
For those of you commenting you want to come to New York please visit but don't stay. It is definitely not what you think New York has beautiful points but living here the stress will give you a heart attack. I have been in New York 11 years and I am thinking of moving away since it's so expensive. The thing about New York is their are tricks to the trade of living here because living here is work in itself. It is not a game their is someone aways waiting to take your apartment if you don't want it, majority of the time it's like this. The landlords are always pressuring you to leave in sneaky ways unless you have a connection through someone else who knows them and can vouch that your a great person. Or you know the housing courts system. The man who wrote this article god bless him because many of you think this is article is bull shit and sadly its not this is seriously how we live unless you make above 90,000 a year you are not in comfort. You need to come here speaking many languages and get a coding experience and technology experience. I'm currently learning coding now due to the fact I need to truly compete to make a living every hour of my life here. Those of you who think your going to come here making less than 90,000.00. Please Please make your lives easier and go move to another state if you want to live in America do years of research because each state has its drawbacks. So far I've picked Kansas as a state I would love to move to. My income is currently less than 20,000.00 income would provide a lot more to me in Kansas than it would here in New York City. I'm stuck here because I cannot leave and I am so accustomed to my lifestyle and the proximity of everything that is really close to me. One true thing is the gentrification happens every 5-7 years so before you can even complete a ten year census you already have lost your apartment due to some of the sketchy business that goes on with the sneaky landlords. My close relative a sister of mine had a landlord that did not want to confront her about trying to evict her from her apartment. So he took an eviction notice and placed it in her apartment while she was away under her fridge on the floor hoping she wouldn't see it. My relative has a compulsive disorder and has a very cleanly home This was how we were raised as children. She found it less than a day later and went to the courts to over turn the unwarranted eviction. If you don't check your mail daily it can hurt you, keeping a clean place helps, because living in New York is like running a business you must do daily inspection everyday to make sure your business is safe from those who want to destroy it hourly. If not you are doomed. Then usually if you really did truly have to go into the shelter due to loss of a home or apartment, while in the shelter system you will get relocated to another part of the city for a year or more further than what your commonly used to. This year is going to be the toughest year of your life. The worst thing about New York is making money once you have some they place another bill on your shoulders, so the higher your wages you earn the higher your bills. If you have children make the trip New York cares for families but if your single stay away. I truly don't make that much and when I pay taxes and or get a paycheck 200-400 is removed automatically without a blink or a flinch yet I worked all those hours only to get 60 percent of what I earn. Not even 75 percent of what I make U earn please please reconsider coming here. Do not come here with drug habits because these are expensive and will ruin you in this city the same with an alcohol habit. If you are not at the top of your game and you have drama don't come here the city has enough drama and it will suffocate you. We are at the highest rate of homelessness and highest rate of children starving without food please do better for your families. These two reasons why are why I won't have a child here in the city. Bad enough the person I am with may not even be able to do for himself to survive but how can both of us take care of a child when we can't even truly relax to be apart of this child's life because we work so hard to make sure it eats.
#Ashutosh on Jul 19, 2016 :
I find Big Metros like Mumbai in India very very expensive w.r.t New york City. The reason is that author has simply given data according to the cost and not effective cost by completely ignoring the interest rate.
Just for example the author has got data cost of apartment but ignored mortgage interest rate which is very low in the US(less than 4 percent) w.r.t. India(10 percent) at the moment. So, the author should calculate effective cost of apartment. Along with this, the author should consider the hidden cost in the form of black money which exits in countries like india.
#CoCo on May 30, 2016 :
Why is New York so damn expensive??? It's because of gentrification and the influx of financial money people who have made hundreds of millions and in many cases billions out of the banking and financial markets..

The super rich have distorted the real estate market and caused residential and commercial property prices and rents to sour.

If you are only making basic money then the best way to save and get ahead is to co-dwell in an apartment.. accept you'll have little privacy and just use your home for sleeping and showering.

Learn computer coding and study business or the share commodities markets and get your skills right up so that you may have a chance of pulling yourself up out of the financial underclass and into the comfort zone of money and independence.

Develop hit selling Apps for the iPhone/iPad

Write and produce hit songs on your MackBook Pro and give Max Martin a run for his money..

Become a skilled day trader ... just don't lose the shirt off your back...

(I haven't done it but I think that's a worthwhile approach to take..)
#Cuka Blqt on May 12, 2016 :
I live in East Europe and here you can live like a boss with 10k $ per year :D
#Razvan Nemesu on Mar 30, 2016 :
Wow. I kindly recommand you to come and live in Bucharest ( Romania, Europe ) :). New York seems to be an American Dream, but it's so expensive . In Bucharest you can live extremly well with just 10-12k/ year. The rent is 2-300$ for an apartment in the center of town and the costs of living are very small :D.
I was tempted to come in New York, but after the comments and the prices i've seen, maby it's wiser to stay here :))
#Monika on Feb 14, 2016 :
I moved to NY two years ago, I had so many expectations for the city, but I was disappointed. Here is why, realistically:
1. The streets are very dirty and the roads are in bad condition
2. There is a huge number of homeless people on the streets
3. There are parts of the city in which you risk your life if you go ( never go alone in a park)
4. The only way to get a job is through connections, since it is so competitive
5. At the stores they try to trick you if you mention that you are a foreigner
6. The cost of living is too high ( for a family of 4 you spend around $3,000 a month only on groceries and transportation, no bills and no rent included)
7. Since I have lived in Europe previously, the life quality here is 100 times poorer, with no time for relaxing, only Work-Home, Work-Home. No time to even see your family.
8.There is a triple tax on income : Federal, state and city tax plus SS insurance and Medicare. So if you make $1,200 a week, you are left with approx $750.
#CC on Feb 11, 2016 :
I live in NYC and made $81K. I'm single with no kids, and I barely make ends meet. I live in South Brooklyn with $1350/month for rent (2 bd apt). Electric bill varies according to the time of year. In the summer it's around $200. In the winter it's around $70. My internet is $60/month. No cable. Gas is around $15/month. Landlord pays heat and hot water (most do). Unlimited metro card is $116/month. After all these expenses, plus health insurance and minimal 401K contributions, and groceries, I have maybe $200 disposable income. I don't know how people survive here with a $45K-$50K salary.
#Cow on Jan 23, 2016 :
Hi. My friend, boyfriend, and I were considering a move to New York. The colleges that we want to attend are both in Manhattan- PACE University and NYU. Is there a way to cover our expenses (excluding tuition)?
#Anonymous on Jan 07, 2016 :
this told me a lot and will really help me when I finally get to move to ny and with my avid homework
#L.Miller on Nov 17, 2015 :
Bronx
Apartment rent ranges 1000-1250 (1bedroom)
1300-1400 (2bd) depending the area
food shopping 200-350 bi-week (2-3 people)
electricity 70-120 depending the season
car insurance 200-350 depending the car/ insurance
cable 80-250 depending your plan
gas 40-90 per week depending vehicle and use
metrocard 2.75 per ride
all expenses will vary according to your preference and family size.
income should be 30-45k ( no children)
income 45-60k (1-2 children)
#Earl Jackson on Nov 05, 2015 :
i have a few things to say a lot of people here says its cheap correct? unfrontanuly there a lot a people that cant afford rent that high as well and there no affordable housing for the pepole that has been born here. people that do come into nyc take up all the resources we have as well.the only reason yall saying its cheap because yall could afford it and others cant. everyone situation is diffrent. i think new york is trying to make it were only rich pepole live here and its clearly unfair for other pepole that was born here and have to leave there families and friends as well. i lived here for 32 years nyc is horrible now back in my day it wasnt like this the pepole here are rude no manners think about themselves. everyone is messed up here you cant trust no one all dat stuff its horrible.the mayor sucks too as well bill or whatever his name is is not helping. im not only speaking for me im also speaking for the people who struggle with this stae with unrealistic prices.
#Anonymous on Oct 13, 2015 :
Hello, I got a job in New york. But before coming to new york Can any one tell me minimum monthly expense required to live. Including food and accommodation
#Living here on Oct 11, 2015 :
Been here for years. The city is expensive but you don't have the cost to commute. Anyone looking to move to NYC would be better served by selecting a suburb or another part of the country. You'll need to make 3 times as much money to live a modest life here vs anywhere else.
#Vedant Sood on Sep 12, 2015 :
Hi, I am from India and I am a software, developer. I am looking for a job in New York. Can anyone tell me, what is the cost of living in New York per month?
Email me at vedantsood26@gmail.com at the earliest, please.
#Brett on Sep 08, 2015 :
WARNING!!! Darren Blake is scam! Be careful. 3,000sqft 2/2...maximum security? He requires a fee before you physically see the unit. That is never a requirement. Do not pay him!!
#samantha on May 22, 2015 :
I am 38 i realy want to live in ny but i dont no how much to save to get i realy want to change my life so i want to do something different
#Marlyn Manson on Apr 10, 2015 :
Good luck trying to have a ten minute non-interrupted conversation in a bar or club in Toronto if her friends are nearby. If they don’t physically pull her away from you then what happens is that a rotating gaggle of women will come to “check up” on her, as if you’re on the verge of beating or raping her in full view of everyone. I’ve never seen such baby-like behavior in the Western world. I even experienced a case where the fat friend of a girl I was talking to said that I could “proceed” with the conversation. F**k that.

In DC you have a bunch of lame people who think they are important because of their government job. In Toronto you have a bunch of lame people who think they are cool because… I don’t know why. This is even worse because instead of trying to impress you with the work they’re doing, they try to impress you with slang, name-dropping, or commenting on how “busy” they are. I remember when a girl tried to insult me by calling me a “fucktard” and another white bread girl said to “get at” her. Just because you know the words to a Drake song and go to hip restaurants doesn’t make you cool.

I know some girls are reading right now and thinking, “They don’t give you eye contact because you are ugly!” This very well may be the case, but in Montreal I got daily eye contact from women who were much better looking than the Toronto specimens I had to deal with. Not only that, but Montreal women would smile at me. Yes, you read that right: attractive women would look at me and smile. In Toronto I might as well have been invisible.

I never saw an average-looking guy with a hot girl, but I saw many attractive guys with average girls. Toronto is a penis paradise where a woman can date a man much more attractive than she is pretty. If you’re not a good looking guy, you either have to own a nightclub or approach 1000 girls a week.
#darren blake on Apr 09, 2015 :
i have a 2 beds 2 baths 3000sq feet condo apartment for vacation rental and for subletting, very well furnished and equipped with maximum security. it is located in Manhattan, NY,USA. Inbox me or email me : darrenblake09@gmail.com for more details
#anu on Apr 04, 2015 :
hi dears me and my wife coming from india and bolivia my wife she is a bolivian girl and me iam from india we like to live and works in newyork i dont know anything about newyork can i get a help dears. i dont know the the prospects for living in newyork for a indian guy and a bolivian girl please help me .aneeshpallippuram01@gmail.com this is my uae number +971554548979 now iam working in uae
#Mahreen on Mar 23, 2015 :
Me and my husband are visitor here in us and i am expecting a baby is there any cheap birthing center in new york city as we dont have much mony to pay but also we dont want to take medcate insurance policy we have almost 5000 us dollars to spend please any one let me know the number and address of cheap birthing center thanx to all
#Rose on Mar 03, 2015 :
I am planning to move to NY after marriage. We have an option of moving to either Saskatoon (Canada), Connecticut or NY (USA). Please suggest what should we prefer. Our annual income will be around 60k. Please suggest which city would provide decent standard of living.
#Irato on Feb 26, 2015 :
@#Sudeep, the minimum wage of New York is $8 an hour, if your friends are actually employing you legally, the amount they're giving you is terribly low. It's a federal mandate within the Fair labor Standards Act that requires that all employees not be paid below $7.25 an hour.
#Sudeep on Feb 07, 2015 :
Hi friends, I am coming to NYC soon as I want a new life and to experience the american dream. I have been offered in a job at a family friend's restaurant doing kitchen work... $4 per hour plus they said I can sleep at the restaurant in the back room as part of the deal.
I expect they will have me working around 60-70 hours a week so I should be making pretty good money.

Once I have saved up some money, would it be possible for me to find an apartment to rent that is not too expensive and do I need to provide much paperwork.
#Em on Feb 04, 2015 :
Hey guys I will be earning $5000 per month so about 3200 take home im guessing - i will be working in manhattan - do you have any suggestions? think i can scrape by?
#lonea on Jan 25, 2015 :
@sandeep No $10 per hour WILL NOT get you through to live in this city it doesn't matter where you will go, at minimum you would need $20 per hour to try to live paycheck by paycheck.
#sandeep on Jan 14, 2015 :
Hi,

What is the average living cost in new york city for one person. Is 10USD/hour is sufficient to meet the regular requirements there ? Please suggest me.
#dave on Jan 07, 2015 :
how much money does it cost to live in new york city
#Harris on Dec 28, 2014 :
I will be on a sabbatical leave and i am planning to live for a year in NYC with my wife and my two children (9 and 11 yo) with a salary of US$6,000/mo. Among many concerns such as housing, my primary concern is to get my kids to a public school. We really are expecting a low-middle living standard. Any opinions or experience will be very welcome.
#ve on Dec 18, 2014 :
what is a duplex? a 2 bd room goes for $688k. umesh, it's difficult to say if it is worth it. hard to say if i do not know your lifestyle in india. sometimes people live posh lives in india at a low cost. they get used to the good life and are not accustomed to the ghettos of ny. ive noticed alot of immigrants live quite well in their home countries. if you are living in the slums of india, then i would take the $4000 job, but if you are living like a brahmin, then i would say forget ny. for $4k, you would be on the lower end. that and you will have to deal with the racism and crime in ny. you may not believe it, but theres alot of racism in ny, despite being multicultural. you actually have italians hating indians... jews hating koreans, and so on. so you should be ready for it. theres alot of americans who really hate indians. i have heard of americans being very angry just because an indian picked up the call at a call center.
#Sammy on Nov 29, 2014 :
Hello guys, I'm Michael but my friends call me Sammy. Please I wanna relocate to NYC and probably buy a duplex. Can you guys please tell me how much a duplex cost in Brooklyn
#Fami Basumatary on Nov 27, 2014 :
I want to move to NYC, since I wanna join in NY film academy, I really wanna go there, I'm from India,I'm planing on earning for a year since I'm graduating next year and after earning for about a year I wanna go and live in NYC and take up acting classes, but I've heard alot about LA too, so please suggest me which place will be better for me to persue my career and also to live for a year and study in a film school. All these comments are getting me really worried, but I really wanna join a nice film school in US, will any part time job help me survive out there?
#Paul on Nov 22, 2014 :
If Toronto is that bad (and IT IS that bad) then what’s stopping you from making a move, leaving North America behind and getting over the ocean to Eastern Europe?;) It ain’t that hard and definitely doable. The women in Toronto are wh--res and nothing else.
#Jorge Elizondo on Oct 15, 2014 :
I want to move to NY, what's better NY or Austin, Texas?
#Sebastian on Oct 10, 2014 :
hello , i need some informations how do i can start in ny , i really dont know how much money do i have to spend at first place to live before i can get a job , Please write someone to me at my email or something : chomiczs@gmail.com <-
##Hunter on Oct 02, 2014 :
I have never lived in a big city but i really want to go to New York. I want to move out with 3 of my best friends. We would be fine with sharing a Studio or a 1bedroom. How big are the Studios? Also is it easy to find a job?
Please Help me
thank you!
#umesh on Oct 01, 2014 :
Hi i have got a job offer for 4250 per month with the accomodation for family,Plus they are providing 7250 for resettlement .please suggest to accept it or not.i m a indian
#nikki on Sep 25, 2014 :
Hi everyone, I am a teacher I currently live in Texas. I am looking to move to New York Fall 2015 to pursue a job as a school counselor. I would like to live in a nice area, and I am willing to have a roommate....anyone moving to NYC?
#Charles on Sep 16, 2014 :
Hey I'm looking to move to NYC or somewhere close. I'm a hairstylist, one question would I survive???
#Anonymous on Sep 01, 2014 :
Yes, you can certainly afford to live in Manhattan if you continue to make $300,000 to $400,000 per year. You'll save money by living in Brooklyn instead but that borough is not as safe as Manhattan aka NYC proper or as easy to navigate. To be taken seriously in professional comedy in the USA, you'll need to either attend a top-notch improv school for several years REGARDLESS of how experienced or naturally funny you are AND/OR you must pound the pavement performing stand-up at least 3 nights a week for at least a year at major comedy clubs even if you have to do it for free on their open mic nights. Have a great time! Good fortune to you! (p.s. To work in comedy, be sure not to tie yourself down with a corporate job. Stay humble & flexible driving a cab, tutoring students, tending bar or generating passive income. As a performer, owning your own time will be far more valuable than having tons of money. Stay away from people who over-value glitz & fame. Stick with people who value truth, humor, intelligence & compassion.)
#haroiw on Aug 03, 2014 :
Hey you guys, I am thinking of moviving to New York also.
For the Comedy. I live currently in Holland and , Holland is considered one of the greatest richest countries in the world. But yeh.. the American Dream I guess.

I would love to live in New York and perform comedy from there and hopefully all around the world.

I make around : 400-500k $ a year. And I was wondering if that's enough to go life there in a nice appartement.
#Jonnie on Jul 29, 2014 :
OMG! it sounds really bad, i come from Kampala, Uganda and i have always dreamed of staying in NYC, but with what i have read about NYC so far, am fuckin freaked.....
#radu on Jul 15, 2014 :
most police detectives are taking some money under the table, therefore they can afford to live in nyc
#anon on Jul 11, 2014 :
do police detectives had enough salary to pay the cost of living in nyc?
#Meagan on Jul 03, 2014 :
I was thinking about moving to a town in New York like Sleepy Hollow or Tarrytown and I was wondering how much rent and or a house would be to buy. I was also wondering how much minimum wage is up there. I love the huge history in those places and I would love to live in a place with a huge legend like that.
#radu sadeanu on Jun 29, 2014 :
nyc. where every other person is a criminal. yes, there are apartments for 700-800. they are usually in basements of residential houses. the only thing that is really expensive in ny is the rent. a 99cent store is a 99 cent store, no matter in ny, or alabama. but ny's quality of living is lower. no gardens, flowers, trees, scenary,or any of that. however, you will be likely to get beat up for no reason.
#bobson on Feb 05, 2014 :
i was thinking about moving to newyork but it seems to ghetto i wanna go to a place were there is no ho's and slutts and bitches
#Akie on Jan 22, 2014 :
one word, two syllables.. CRAIGSLIST!
i stayed in manhattan for 2 years in university housing ($1000 monthly rent), but used craigslist to find an apt for my last summer ($550 monthly rent) in grandconcourse, bronx. 45 minute ride to my internship near penn station. for people who can live wit at least 1 roommate, and know how to save money on everything (groceries, clothes, clubs, dining, summer concerts) NY is quite livable! i'd love to return to NYC for holidays, think i caught de bug :)
#Anonymous on Dec 30, 2013 :
umm i was born in nyc my parents made the choice to move to westchester and drive into the city every day for work and i miss the city i'm going to living in the city when I'm older.
#kylah on Dec 19, 2013 :
This probably sounds really unrealistic but i want to move to NYC to go on Broadway I love theatre and I take ballet I've always wanted to live in NYC but I know it's super expensive living though so I'm worried
#Jarrod Dolan on Dec 04, 2013 :
iam moving into the city with my future wife sometime next year
#Jarrod Dolan on Dec 04, 2013 :
Iam Brendens friend, and he only likes chevys and i wrote that for him
#vaibhav on Dec 04, 2013 :
M recently studying in india nd want to come in NY hunting for a job in investment banking..
So please suggest me about NYC lifestyle and cost of living.
They are offering 70000$ a year
Plz help me
#anon on Dec 03, 2013 :
I'm 18, I graduate in 2014 of high school. I plan to move to NY right after graduation with my best friend. What do you think is the cost for a apartment in Queens or Brooklyn for just a studio or one bedroom. Does this sound realistic, me moving from LA to Ny at 18? or should I wait? I'm not all the way financially stable but, I can manage. need advice pls thnx x