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Big city living costs...worth it?

Re: Big city living costs...worth it?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2008, 12:45:41 PM »
Are there any bars in NYC that aren't overpriced?
finnertys on 2nd ave & 13th street has 7$ pitchers

Re: Big city living costs...worth it?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2008, 01:43:52 PM »
yeah there are cheap dive bars all over the place but you get sick of those

Re: Big city living costs...worth it?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2008, 02:55:37 PM »
yeah there are cheap dive bars all over the place but you get sick of those

unless you like hanging out with underage college kids and/or the bridge and tunnel posse

Re: Big city living costs...worth it?
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2008, 02:57:07 PM »
Thanks for the feedback everyone.  I should probably have said that I'm from rural Ohio and have been living in Columbus for 4 years now so quite obviously the thought of huge cities somewhat distresses me.  I've appreciated visiting places like New York and DC (and my first trip to Chicago is next month!), but the more I think about it the more I'm convinced that a huge expensive city is probably not right for me...I've gotten into schools like Florida State which is 53rd overall and 12th in environmental so I bet that is a much better option than 3rd Tiered Pace.  I also could do a dual degree with South Carolina (2T) and Vermont which has a low ranking but is #1 environmentally.

Thanks again  :)

FSU is undoubtely a better choice than pace  :D

Re: Big city living costs...worth it?
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2008, 07:49:23 PM »
How bad is the cost of living in San Francisco compared to Los Angeles? Will it be manageable to get by decently on a $50,000 job?

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Re: Big city living costs...worth it?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2008, 07:59:18 PM »
How bad is the cost of living in San Francisco compared to Los Angeles? Will it be manageable to get by decently on a $50,000 job?

You can definitely get by in San Francisco on a $50,000 salary. That said, it's more expensive than L.A.

Although honestly, as a biased Northern California, I don't even know how to compare L.A. to SF in terms of living costs, because I feel like there are a million different parts of L.A., some super expensive, and some way cheap, and it's all huge and stuff. SF is pretty small and uniformly expensive, but there are parts of it that are cheaper than parts of L.A., I guess.....

The cost of parking is painful, but the good news is that you don't really need a car.