As cliché as it may sound, there’s no denying that New York City is one of the costliest places on earth. And the official living wage NY proves this well and beyond; it is $14.52 per hour, per adult. This alone plays a ‘messenger of death’ for millions of dreams who breathe on the idea of moving in to this rocking and ever-so-exciting city “one day”.
So if the extravagance of NYC (and your low income) has axed your dream of moving here, you can find peace in the fact that you’re not alone; there are millions just like you!
Even New Yorkers make less than the set Living wage
In 2015, a study found that more than 15,000 employees in the government workforce of New York make less than the marked living wage of the state. Another report on a leading publication revealed that 4 in 10 workers in USA earn less than $15 per hour.
Most of these people, even with low income, manage to live a decent quality lifestyle in New York and across the country, without compromising on their necessities and essential needs.
Meaning, it’s not as much about your earning but rather your spending habit that steers if you can afford a quality life in “expensive” states.
Live a quality lifestyle in NYC even when you make less
Even if your job pays you less, or your solo venture hasn’t picked up yet to return you any decent amount, you can manage to move to NYC—and live (and survive) there. That, of course, only if you know how to; which is another way of saying, you have to be smart in your plans and decisions from the get-go.
The moving company you hire, apartment you hunt, the daily transport facility you make use of, where you shop, where you eat and much more, you need to be careful of everything to not only be able to live a good lifestyle in this city but also to be able to save a decent amount in your bank.
Read on the “how” part in full detail here— How to Move (and survive) in NYC When You Don’t Make as Much Its Set Living Wage?