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Old 09-22-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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Just remember you will need a 6 figure income to live in the NY metro area.
Not true
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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Living in NY is not as bad as people here make it out to be. You might want to post this in the NY section. People who currently live in NY should be able to better answer your questions.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:51 PM
 
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Not true

Hmm,

I have been exploring/research a fair bit myself. I have a friend there
who is married with no kids. Does not own a car but rents when he wants
(say over the weekend to go to Canada or what have you)...eats well,
goes for movies, keeps wife happy (shopping!) etc.....
Not a flash life, lives in NJ (somewhere there about 20 mins from manhatt
on the train) in a studio apartment rental ~1200....
Let me tell you he does not earn 6 figures. He earns 65k gross and he
says he manages to save 1000$ a month after all expenses. Now, it totally
depends how much money you want to spend and in that case even 500k may
not be enough....
But with the life he has, he is managing in 65k gross and saving. Agree
there are certain things that someone else may not be able to give up
e.g a Car and eating out every other day etc....
But, I have read a lot on this thread pushing for 6 figure salary as a
min. Btw he does not have kids and add that to the equation and then it
will get interesting! However just as a guide I thought I post...
The point is - it's up to you what lifestyle you want and how much you
want to spend. Of course there is a min that you would want to earn to
survive but if you are smart to budget accordingly and live through the
rough times - well then it's really up to you..
All the best!
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yea, I think we're going to stay put here for now. It's nice here.
However, I managed on 33K in westchester ny. I know someone earlier mentioned about entertainment being expensive. But I remember when going out to the city, I took the 3rd Ave Bridge which was free to get into Manhattan. Then always found free street parking in the city. If I wanted to go to a play, if you go to the box office two hours beforehand, you can get orchestra seats for 20 dollars. There was always a lot of free events in the city that were fun.

I think I miss the nightlife and activities to do in NY, but I think it would be less stressful living here in Charlotte with a smaller mortgage and less taxes.
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