San Francisco expenses?
August 16, 2011 11:00 AM Subscribe
What expenses can I expect as a young (19) soon-to-be car-owning apartment-dwelling person living in San Francisco?
posted by ejfox to work & money (42 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In the efforts of trying to budget things out in advance, with the goal of figuring out what apartments I can afford.
I'm curious as to what expenses I may not even be considering, besides the obvious power/water/parking meter/garage.
I am looking into getting a 3BR apartment with a friend of mine and another acquaintance, however my friend doesn't have a job yet. I'd end up spending ~$2100 a month on my share until my friend did get a job, something I am not trying to depend on. However I am only going to be paid ~$3750 a month (after taxes) and I am wondering if I will be setting myself up for failure.
As a young person I have no problem eating Ramen when necessary, but I don't want to end up being surprised by thousands of dollars of extra expenses I didn't think of because I was too silly to ask. So thanks!