Planning a move to NYC
June 24, 2009 3:04 PM Subscribe
How much do I need to get paid to live in NYC?
posted by anonymous to work & money (26 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
So, I've got a job offer. We've negotiated to the upper bounds of what they can afford. What's the hit to my standard of living?
Right now in DC, I make about 50k a year, including bonuses, and live in a nice studio in Cleveland Park. Things are tighter than I'd like, but on balance work out.
In New York, most of my friends live with roommates on the UWS, but at this point in my life I'm not looking to share my space.
How can I calculate what I need to be making for the same-ish standard of living? Not drop-dead committed to the neighborhood, but don't have a great idea of where else to look...