Thinking about moving to New York? Wondering how much life in New York really costs?
The Cost of Living Diaries is our new series where we talk to people who’ve moved and find out how it has affected them, their finances and their quality of life. Including the nitty gritty details (Why did you move? How much is your rent? Can you have a fun night out without going broke?) that we all really want to know.
Job in Tempe: Full-time freelance digital marketing manager
Job in New York: Freelance digital marketing + 1-2 other steady gigs.
Rent/mortgage in Tempe: $377 (for a huge shared room in a 4-bedroom house)
Rent/mortgage in New York: $700 (for a tiny windowless bedroom in a 2-actual-bedroom apartment.)