Are you planning to move to New York to start living a new life? Well, think again. New York is not always about luxuries and entertainment as you have seen in movies. There are also things that make New York not the right place to be. It is better if you know this things for you to prepare yourself. Check it out and learn!


  1. Extremely High Cost of Living



You have to know that living in NYC is very pricey. From apartment rents to restaurants, bars, car and parking, clothing and even in entertainment, you will be surprised how expensive they are.


  • The median rent for a two bedroom apartment in the Metro area is $1,638 while the average rent for a two bedroom apartment in Manhattan is $3,895. If you plan to buy a house, the average home price in the metro area is $455,500.
  • The average parking rate in downtown Manhattan is $533 per month (more than twice the rate in other expensive cities like Los Angeles and Honolulu). While the price of gas in New York is 5-10% higher than the national average. The average insurance rate for drivers in Manhattan tops $4,000 per year.
  • If you spend $200 per month on groceries living somewhere else in the country, you’ll spend something more like $260 when you move to New York.
  • A blue jeans costs $59 while a men’s leather shoes costs $143. Far more expensive than the national average cost.
  • The average price of admission to a movie in New York is $14.00, which is more than the national average ticket price of $10.00.


  1. NO Commitments and Serious Relationships


In NYC, you will easily find friends and but they will never stay forever. Some will eventually leave your life and go back to their hometowns. As for love relationships from the opposite sex, nobody will ever want to commit for a serious relationship. In conclusion, NYC only gives you temporary and hook-up relationships.








  1. Loud, Crowded and Smelly



Well, who would wonder? NYC is the largest mega city in the world. Surely, there are many people living in it. There are more than 8 million people living in the city and only by the idea of that, you expect that it will be noisy, loud, crowded and even smelly anywhere around NYC. Horns and chatters are not new anymore. If you think you can live with the noise, you’ll survive.















  1. Traffic, Delays and Accident Prone City


Since a million of people swarm around the city, no wonder transportations will be crowded as well. Many rides, many drives. Lots of cars results to heavy traffics and sometime transit delays most likely to occur. Many are rushing and running just to get to work and who knows, when you’ll get stuck and carried through the crowd thus resulting to incidents.


















  1. Living in a Shoebox




Despite of the high cost of houses and apartments in NYC, they are still small to live in. Although you afford a place that is cheap it is still not spacey. Plus privacy is gone. You will live in a small flat just like living in a shoebox. That’s how NYC exists. Increasing population while decreasing space.



Hopefully, these tips will help you to decide whether you still want to live in NYC or just choose some other else. But if you think you can manage these all, well, that’s good. In the end, it still your choice. Good luck!

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