Hello all, thank you for your time and responses.
I am seriously considering moving to New York after I graduate. I am currently applying to internships for the summer to work with the Guggenheim, Tankees, Mets, Knicks, and other companies.
My question is: Should I have no more than $4,000 dollars to my name, and a job, would a college graduate be able to move up there on his own? I have heard different theories as to how much it costs to live in NY and I am trying to get a better idea.
Thanks again. :)
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You might want to save more money for the move. It's an expensive place. Small spaces to live in, but you can always make it cozy. If you're getting your own apartment, definitely save more. Landlords may want money in advance or may want you to have a steady paycheck coming in every month. And you don't want to be anxious all the time, worrying about earning more money as you see it disappearing week-after-week, day-after-day. You want to be prepared. It won't be a good experience if you just go there and try making it the hard way. Roommates can help cut down the amount of money you'll have to pay for rent. But $4,000? It'll all be gone within 2/3/4 months, and that's if you're really good with your money. Find a **STABLE** job first if you haven't already (in which case, awesome), and do something on the side if you want extra cash, then come on over to the greatest city ever :) You can do it for sure. I'm thinking about striking it out on my own as well, and have been doing considerable research for the past two years. Of course, I don't know all there is to know. Just my opinion. And yeah, welcome0