how much rent should i be paying in NYC?
July 28, 2012 7:43 PM Subscribe
mid-20s, moving to NYC jobless but with some prospects to realistically find an entry-level job in the $40,000 range. have $20,000 saved. what kind of rent should i realistically plan to pay? am looking at a $1150/mo (per person) in Fort Green. can i do better?
posted by anonymous to home & garden (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
i know nyc is way more expensive than where i've been living in the midwest. however, i'm used to paying $850 rent, so this isn't a huge jump. i'm just uncertain of what a good price would be. should i keep my eyes open for something less expensive? also, is the cost of living much more expensive in nyc just because rent is so damn much? or will my groceries and other expenses be much more expensive too?
also would very much appreciate any neighborhood recommendations or means of finding apartments in nyc