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Old 11-04-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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To the OP. Why don't u consider moving to CT?
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Village of Patchogue, NY
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i'm a new grad making 60k, just moved to LI. I can tell you my take home is 3.2k after all the taxes, medical, and 401k. However i live in Suffolk so NYC may be slightly diff.I think we're digressing from the topic here. Clothing and soap is the small stuff. I don't think twice when I have to get a hair cut or i need to buy dish soap. As long as you're not on the edge of your monthly budget after your fixed expenses you should be fine. I am not living large, but I am definitely comfortable and I'm left with $750 a month to eat, buy gas, and have fun. $750 is far from the edge, but it isn't alot. Thank god i don't smoke or drink or a regular basis. I would find it hard to find myself or anyone making 60k to be happy living alone in NYC.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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i'm a new grad making 60k, just moved to LI. I can tell you my take home is 3.2k after all the taxes, medical, and 401k. However i live in Suffolk so NYC may be slightly diff.I think we're digressing from the topic here. Clothing and soap is the small stuff. I don't think twice when I have to get a hair cut or i need to buy dish soap. As long as you're not on the edge of your monthly budget after your fixed expenses you should be fine. I am not living large, but I am definitely comfortable and I'm left with $750 a month to eat, buy gas, and have fun. $750 is far from the edge, but it isn't alot. Thank god i don't smoke or drink or a regular basis. I would find it hard to find myself or anyone making 60k to be happy living alone in NYC.
And you're not paying NYC income tax if you don't work in NYC.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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I see alot of people want to pick on my comment about cleaning supplies, kitchenware, house supplies and clothing by talking about the cost of soap. That's ok. This is free advice and you're welcome not to take it.

If you're already out on your own and living in an apt. by yourself, then you already know about the cost of household items and supplies and wardrobe costs. But the fact is that there are plenty of college students who come on here asking advice who have never lived anywhere but mom's and a dorm, and they are going to be plenty surprised at how fast those Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, CVS, Container Store, and Ikea trips are going to add up.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Village of Patchogue, NY
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And you're not paying NYC income tax if you don't work in NYC.
True, I'm assuming it's about an extra $300/mo of NYC tax?
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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And you're not paying NYC income tax if you don't work in NYC.
Huh? I live in NYC but work in NJ. You bet I pay NYC income taxes!
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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It's a resident tax, not an income tax.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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It's feasible, but you won't find a $1400 one-bed in the southwest quadrant of your box. Think 1st/York/East End and above 80th. Even that is a maybe. The further east you go, the more painful the walk to Lex/subway is just to get to your Metro North.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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It's a resident tax, not an income tax.
It's actually a resident income tax. The amount you pay depends on how much you earn (your income). But you do have to LIVE in NYC. It doesn't matter where you work.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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True
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