My girlfriend and I moved to Atlanta, GA from San Diego, CA last year. We are still enjoying it, but we were worried about the cost of living there. Our last apartment was a $10,000 renovation. Was it worth it? The answer is that it wasn’t. Here is what I’ve found.
The cost of a new apartment in a new city is a very personal issue, and that is why I am so very passionate about this issue. I am a sucker for a very nice place to spend time with my significant other, but there is no way I would pay that kind of money to live in a place that we have never been to and I have no desire to go back to.
We can all agree that the cost for staying in new places is something that we should be concerned about. In our current apartment we are currently paying $14,000 a month for rent, utilities, and some bills. Considering that we will be starting our new apartment in a new city over 60,000, that means that we will be paying $27,000 per month for the apartment.
But I don’t think that we should be paying that much. If you have a job that you’re not going to stay at you will be paying for it anyway, especially if you have young kids. We need to take care of ourselves in any given situation.
You know that the rent in new york is more, but it is not more expensive than the rent in san Francisco. So it doesnt really matter what the new rent is, because a) we can still buy a house in san Francisco that is half the price as well, and b) new york is a very small city, so there is a lot of competition for the same place.
If a new yorker can afford a house in san Francisco, why can’t a new yorker afford a house in a bigger city? I mean, it might not be a big city, but it is a city with a lot of high-paying jobs. So why can’t we all just live in the city where the jobs are, and where there are lots of new yorkers.
Yes, I’m sure a lot of the new yorkers would get a kick out of living in the city they grew up in. I’m not saying they would, but it’s easy enough for them to imagine that.
It may be easier for a city to get a new yorker to move to New York or Los Angeles than it is to get a new yorker to move somewhere else. The city where they grew up may have bigger and better opportunities for a job, but the people who live there may not.
New yorkers are often looked at as the poster children for the idea that money is bad. Money has to come from somewhere, and the new yorkers can easily see it coming from all the money that their parents have made in the city. Maybe that’s the point. They can feel the money draining from their family because they’ve been living in the city for so long, they would rather get money from a job and not spend it on a vacation.
That’s a real problem, and it’s not hard to see why. For a lot of people, money is one of the most powerful motivators in their lives. They can feel the money being taken from them and seen as a burden. They may be able to rationalize it by saying, “Well, I’ve got a lot of money here. I’m not spending it on a vacation.