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Old 01-16-2012, 02:44 AM
 
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If you could list them and how much they are each month that would be great! Thanks so much for the help:-)
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:47 AM
 
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what revelance would that have to you? each of us is so unique in that respect i cant see what good it would do you
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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Are you looking for average costs? Everyone is pretty unique so you won't find a standard answer.... I'll give you some rough numbers

Rent - not saying
Utilities - ~$150/month
Food/Groceries - ~$600/month (2 people)
Metrocard - $104/month
Cable/Internet - ~$100/month
Cell phones (2) - ~$150/month
Miscellaneous - anywhere from $0 to $1000
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: East Village
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Not going to be specific about rent, but more than $2k for my 1 bedroom.

Other general expenses:
Utilities - $50-75 (A bit more when the A/C is on in the summer.)
Food/Groceries - $300 (For two. Doesn't include dining out which would be probably an additional $1k per month, just groceries at home.)
Internet - $50 (No cable.)

Obviously still a lot more expenses to account for: cell phones, pet care, transportation (neither of us have/need unlimited MetroCards, so not nearly as much as most people), laundry/dry cleaning ($50 or so?), etc.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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Why? My bills would have no bearing on yours.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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that was my point. this doesnt seem to make a whole lotta sense.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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Ok I asked this in the new York city section so clearly I want to know what the averege cost of stuff there is. I want to move to NYC and knowing how much the averege expenses are would really help me out.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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But the thing is that there are so many possible lifestyles one could have that it's hard to get a good estimate. Where you live and the size of your apartment determines your rent, and then food is determined by how much you eat out vs. buying from the supermarket (and even then, looking for sales an buying in bulk affects the price of groceries, as well as where you shop). Transportation depends on where you live (do you need a car in your neighborhood?) and what your habits are (are you always in a rush, so you need to call taxis, or will you stick with the bus/subway?)

Then there are things like cable, going out to eat, and other expenses that again, vary between people and households.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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My monthly bills are in the neighborhood of $2500 living very frugally.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:23 AM
 
Location: The Present
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why don't you list your monthly bills becky, if you expect us to be forward that info you have give as well. I know you don't live out here, but i'm curious to see what your paying now too.
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