Tiago Splitter wrote:JohannDeMann wrote:I've lived in Chicago and NYC and the way I live in Chicago that nets me about $5k a month in Chicago would be breaking even or slightly losing money in NYC.
It sounds crazy but its true.
1 BR 750 sq foot apartment within 15 min walk of office in high rise with good amenities - Chicago $1750 NYC $3000
look at this shithole - http://www.padmapper.com/show.php?sourc ... 4&src=main which doesnt even include gym, pool, in unit laundry $1250 difference
2 steakhouse/seafood/tasting menu dinners per month - $150 in Chicago per plate/ $325 NYC. $600 vs $1300
https://foursquare.com/v/acadia/4edfec7 ... 46a40/menu
http://cdn.thomaskeller.com/sites/defau ... asting.pdf
cheapest parking chicago garage by apt -$150, NYC $300 http://spothero.com/nyc/monthly-parking ... 96&zoom=14
6% NYC taxes so $500 less per month there
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/co ... York%2C+NY
using this cause im too lazy looking up each and every price but this is consistent with my recollection
20 lunches at work that are 15-20% more expensive in NYC = $40/month
That's $2,640 before factoring in ubers, gym membership not included in high rise ($100/month), groceries (probably another $500 difference because there are no fucking grocery stores in MFH), happy hours, casual dining 4x per month, etc, tickets to shows/games. I also travel a fair amount and Chicago is very cheap to fly out of compared to NYC. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/ ... _list.html
It's damn near closer to $5k then people want to realize. Driving in NYC also means getting crushed with tolls. There's just so many expenses that are literally half what they are in Chicago compared to NYC, and you stark with $6k less in NYC, so if you spend $3500 a month in Chicago youre fucked in NYC.