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Is it hard to survive in New York with a entry-level salary in finance?

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Live with people to split costs and get a better space. Living alone and being broke has a mental toll that most people regret. If you don’t need a car in the city that helps. I’d say you should decide if you can afford it using the “can I still save 20% of my income?” Test

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Finance has many different roles. Pretty much anything >60 is doable in NY (in the right conditions), but not very easy or enjoyable. I’d say 80-100 is when you start to feel some level of comfort, especially if you’re comfortable not saving much every month. >100 is very doable and comfortable to start with.

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where would you live with a ‘doable’ over 60 salary? can you afford your own place or would you have to live with roommates?

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