IAFG wrote:What's the rent in Liberia and Russia? Seriously that is a stupid comparison. After you get done paying basic expenses, a fat student loan payment and taxes, the remainder looks more like a pittance.
I don't think you actually think it's a pittance and i'd be surprised if you really thought that. 100k after taxes, even with a loan payment, puts your QOL far ahead of the rest of the city. Sure, it isn't what you dream of, you aren't living like a trump, but you are living well above the VAST majority of people in the city, in the state, in the country, and in the world. I love how in some threads people argue that NYC isn't that bad and show me stats on how to live cheaply in brooklyn and then in the next people tell me they can barely live off of 160k in NYC.
People, wake up, you don't deserve anything. You may have goals far and above 160k, sure, and you may reach them. But, that doesn't make 160k a pittance in any definition of the word. I'd love to be a millionaire, but that isn't going to cause me to act like i'm poor because I make 160k. The only people who act like that are, essentially, disconnected from reality.