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Old 10-12-2009, 03:41 AM
 
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NYC: Manhattan (upper east side or upper west side; small 1 BR apt)

LA: Burbank or similar area (1 BR apt in safe area)

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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LA is the least expensive.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:21 AM
 
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LA is cheaper by far.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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I've heard stories about Manhattan studio apartments that aren't much bigger than closets renting for more than $2,000.

So where do all those people live who make minimum wage or not much more?

They do have Walmarts and McDonald's in NYC, right? Do they live ten to a bedroom?
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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I've heard stories about Manhattan studio apartments that aren't much bigger than closets renting for more than $2,000.

So where do all those people live who make minimum wage or not much more?

They do have Walmarts and McDonald's in NYC, right? Do they live ten to a bedroom?
You know, I've wondered this myself. My guess is either student housing (for college kids), government housing, or they have lots of roomates splitting costs.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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You know, I've wondered this myself. My guess is either student housing (for college kids), government housing, or they have lots of roomates splitting costs.
I'm guessing they commute in from out of the area. The rent is probably a lot cheaper in New Jersey.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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there is no way is more expensive...way too much open space

i've seen houses with lawns in the heart of LA
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I've heard stories about Manhattan studio apartments that aren't much bigger than closets renting for more than $2,000.

So where do all those people live who make minimum wage or not much more?

They do have Walmarts and McDonald's in NYC, right? Do they live ten to a bedroom?
no, no walmarts. that is why nyc is cool... no walmarts in chicago or san francisco either... mcdonalds, yes definitely. well I think Chicago might have got one...there is pretty big opposition to stores like these in cities such as nyc.

they live in jersey or outer boroughs...
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Il
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There aren't any Walmarts in Chicago until you are out of the city limits and in the suburbs.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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You know, I've wondered this myself. My guess is either student housing (for college kids), government housing, or they have lots of roomates splitting costs.
Yes, yes, and yes. Or the street and on benches in Central Park :-).

You will not believe the kinds of things people rent in NYC. You will literally see ads to rent out large closets. Some places will have 6-7 people sharing an apartment.
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