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Is it possible to live in NYC (with a reasonable commute to midtown) for under 1k/mo?

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Yes - if you don't mind sleeping on a bunk bed

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I'm sorry to report that expectations will need to change

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Depends on your definition of NYC. And of reasonable commute.
All kidding aside, you are definitely going to need roommates to come close to that cost.

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Definitely possible with roommates far uptown, in far queens, or possibly NJ away from commuter stations. But housing quality and commute becomes a real issue, especially for an attorney who is working 14-16 hrs/day. The law of diminishing return kicks in pretty quickly.

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No

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That’s not even possible in Toronto lol

With roommates you could get down to $1500-1800, but unlikely to get under $1000

My 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment is $1850, rent stabalized and in Queens....

I had a friend who paid $1K for a bedroom above a laundromat in Manhttan. So there’s that.

Orrrrrrr there’s always jersey with roomates too

Yes. If you rent a room. You might find something in Astoria or Sunnyside.

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