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Old 11-08-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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I'm an optometrist and my wife's a teacher. We sometimes have a pipe dream about moving to Manhattan. I realize buying a home is nearly impossible so we would have to rent. I would appreciate any feedback from those in the know. Thanks!
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:01 PM
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Location: New York
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Yes, unless you plan to have a car, live in a townhouse and go out for dinner every night.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Yes, you can.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I think you can definitely afford the apartment and lifestle on that salary. Paying for your kid's schooling is going to be one of your main expenses. Most public schools in the city aren't that great, and the private ones tend to be expensive.

Expect to pay anywhere from $3,000-5,000 per year for parochial school, on the low end, all the way up to $20,000 per year for one of the better private schools. (That $20k per year applies to elementary/middle school, and not just high school).
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Dutchess Co. NY
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according to Glenn Beck, lastnite on CNN, the average family of 4 in Manhattan lives on 146k a year.
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:40 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Yes, you could have a decent apartment in a good area and still be able to do things like go out to dinner, etc.
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Old 11-27-2007, 04:52 PM
 
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Absolutely!!! There should be no problem.
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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Dont move to a major city please you have a kid check out survive2012 fourm and then move far away from major cities please
Are you serious? survive2012.com is almost as bad as the nut job Harold Camping who predicts the world will end in 2011.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: manhattan
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Dont move to a major city please you have a kid check out survive2012 fourm and then move far away from major cities please
You sound like such an idiot.
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