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What's your salary and what do you pay in rent? Trying to justify a 3k apartment 😭

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I'm freelance, so my income varies (and an in-flux economy doesn't help), but it's usually around $110k-$125k. My rent's $3.3k/mo., but I'm able to write off half my rent and utilities for a home office. My advice? Take on some freelance work for the win-win of extra income to help with a higher rent payment and being able to write a portion of said rent/utilities (plus other business expenses) off.

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When you write things off, you’re taking that amount and subtracting it from the amount you’re supposed to pay taxes on. So if you make 100k and you write off $20k worth of expenses, you’re only liable for taxes on 80k is income. If you’ve been paying on your actual salary all year, you’d get a refund. If you’re paying at the end of the year you would just pay less than you would have.

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Before I moved out this past September, I was paying 3k for my portion of the rent (roommate made a fraction of what I did so I paid about twice his rent). Rent was 4510 a month for a 2 bed 2 bath right on the water in LIC. My total comp was ~190k (160k base, 15% bonus and some nominal RSUs). Now I'm married and at ~210k total comp, and my wife is at around 70k total comp. We'll likely move into a Murray Hill place at around 4200 per month for a 1 bed

She's a medical resident. Currently her first year of residency is in PA but the next 3 will be at NYU in Manhattan. After she completes that we'll be at 500k-600k total comp between us. But for now we're at close to 300k

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105k and 2300/month. No roommates and no regrets.

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How much do you get to save a month? We have the same salary & im debating

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Wow! Reading everyone’s salary makes me embarrassed to say mine! 🥴🥴

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@SC1 - I never said those other things don’t need to happen. Point was keep trying and you’ll get somewhere. Doesn’t have to where I’m at. And like @Acoustic1 said life was more free at $80K, so money isn’t end all be all, it’s just what this post is about.

@PWC6 MD at a bank

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Around $600k for the two of us. $3k.

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I can’t share a 1br with someone and would probably need at least a 3br so there’s no savings potential there for me 🥲

$250K TC and $1k rent with one roomate ($2k total)

About 25 mins from midtown in lic

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Lets not standardize covid deals…

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155K, 3200 apartment (including cable, utilities) 😒 it’s a nice one bedroom and I live alone. I do feel like I’m paying a lot for my salary but I love my place 🤷🏻‍♀️

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What area?

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240k for $1800 1 bedroom. I’m a little surprised people on this app have way higher salary average compared to an average New Yorker.

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😂 I work at Amazon as a principal product manager and have some investment properties that I rent out. Used to work in the big 4 as a tech consultant. I know creative directors and c suite get paid well in advertising but it’s not known to be a high paying industry otherwise (I mean like over $200k total comp for just the mid level managers). I don’t mean that negatively because the lower pay is offset by a much more fun job than consultants etc have.

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$140k and $3400/month. No roommates

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That's so much in rent.

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I make 150k and pay $3,850 in the UWS. I have two kids from a previous relationship so needed a two bedrooms. I have no idea how we make it work now that I write this :) well I have a tiny side gig for 15K/year

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Freelance, on the UWS?! I play $3400 for a 1BR in a mid luxury building and that’s impressive according to all my friends looking now 😅

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160k and 1600 with 1 roommate (3200 total)

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$365k (base) ~$500k total and $3500/month. I do have two kids in daycare that run me another $4500/month though.

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Perhaps more likely is that PwC1 is in a two-income household and that’s their combined income.

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$150k base, $400k TC (50% cash, 50% RSU), $3.8k on the Highline. Expensive but my commute is 5min

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Friend of mine just transferred to NYC looking for a sales job in Tech (worked for blue chip CPG in EU), so if you are open to giving referrals please let me know ;)

120k … 1480 queens

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I used to do 2k rent on 90k salary.
I definitely lived above my means and barely saved money due to my choices.

Now living at home and making 215k thanks to the pandemic and changing to M&A from traditional tax.

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M&A tax. 🤓

240k tc, 1br duplex, private backyard, no roommate, 3200 rent

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BRUH

187k; $2950. No roommates.

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101k, 1700 for a one bedroom in LIC. Older building. Rent stabilized.

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125k base, 3k rent, 1bdr to myself. Never been happier.

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Hell’s Kitchen. Rent is now 4k+ for similar units.

130K - $2k on a 1 bed. "Trying to justify", makes me think you can't really afford that much. My advice: don't stretch yourself on rent

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85k, 3750 split with a roommate. 1700sq feet with elevator and laundry in midtown manhattan. I've been painfully trying to find the love of my life so I can finally split a one bedroom and start saving $$ :')

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Thank you for the post. As a fellow designer, I got excited when I read the original post but then found no relevant/relatable responses as I scrolled through until yours.

80k, 2700 split with my SO (we paid proportionally based on our salaries) until he bought a place and now I just cover up to 1400 in operating cost while he pays for the mortgage + property tax

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