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Old 03-14-2007, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Unless the school is in the extreme northern Bronx, avoid them. NYC public schools aren't good to begin with, and the Bronx schools have the lowest ratings of all the boroughs.
Then be prepared to spend between $4000 & $6000 a year for parochial school.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Can a family of 4 live safely and somewhat comfortable on 50k+ a year whithen a commute from Manhattan? If so where can we start?
Is the 50K after taxes ? If it isn't. You MUST have another source of income to be able to afford the SKY HIGH rents that Manhattan is asking. Even in Brooklyn. Rents are high.
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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No, not in your wildest dreams. One person can't live here on that salary.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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If your spouse gets a job too and earns $50,000 more dollars that would help out a lot more. A family earning $100,000 could afford a decent 2-bedroom apartment somewhere in the suburbs.
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Old 04-01-2007, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yeah I think a salary closer to at least $75,000 is needed for a family of four. You could find a place in the North Bronx that isn't too shabby and live there.

The public schools in this area are just OK, but I would highly reccomend looking into Catholic schools if you are thinking about moving anywhere within NYC.

BTW, what is the going rate for parochial school in the Bronx? I didn't think it was as high as $4,000 - $6,000. I thought it was closer to $2,500 - $4,000 per year/per kid?
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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At our local Catholic school in the Bronx, the price ranges from about $2,500 to $3,5000 for one child, depending on whether you're a parishioner/Catholic/or not. But you can find some very good regular public and charter elementary schools around the borough. Good public middle schools are much more scarse, as are high schools. I agree that $50,000 for a family of four would be tough. I remember reading a study a few years ago that said that the actual poverty level in the city for a family of four was in the 40 something thousand range at that time. That was allocating about $800/month rent and with no extras (no takeout/movies etc.). But even then, I remember thinking the rental allowance was totally unreasonable.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:47 AM
 
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No, not in your wildest dreams. One person can't live here on that salary.
That's not true. At all.
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:39 PM
 
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That's not true. At all.
Explain please.
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Old 04-03-2007, 05:17 PM
 
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Yes it can be done. But this is a family of four. We assume this is a couple with one spouse not working? The question really is- why would you want to do it if you have other options? It can be done but it will be difficult with trade-offs that may be very severe. So as a single I can live on $13,000 a year in the city(and I have) but not long term and I did not subject anyone else to my circumstance. What is motivating you to do this? You need to look at that even more than the $$ aspect.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:17 PM
 
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We live in Florida and both my husband and I need more than 50k a year. We don't even have any kids. However, our living expenses are quite low, since we bought a home 15 yrs. ago.

I think 50k is near the poverty level or barely getting by in Florida for 4. Imagine a family of four in NYC. I couldn't even imagine it!!
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