Ms. W Supporter 0 Posted July 20, 2010 Share #1 Posted July 20, 2010 An observation here...I was looking at rooms and apartments on many sites, including Craiglist today. What I noticed was pretty scary. To rent a single room and share everything else with everyone else is at least $800 a mo. (what I thought was the rent to a studio/one bedroom apt) and apartments are at least around $1400 for 1 bdrm a mo. (what I thought was luxury). I also noticed that even though I'm trying to look for low rent I only see postings for accomodations in "nicer" areas.. Is this standard? How much do you guys pay a month for rooms or apartments? There doesn't seem anything outthere for low income/minimum wage workers. Personally, I've only been living a year here with parents/family. I was in Ohio for four years and even though I lived in dorms, I noticed apartments were $400+ (yes apartments, not rooms). Right now I got accepted a teacher aide/mentor organization which pays a stipend (equivilent to minimum wage). I would like to move out because I feel like my house is getting too small for me (metaphorically speaking) with me clashing with everyone else (has it to do with getting older?). I hate sharing everything with little siblings and not having bounderies like I had in school.. But looking at these listings and having 60k in school loans, I'm pretty sure I can't afford any of the rooms or apartments in NYC. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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