I lived in New York for 6 months before.
New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world.
The rent is very high in N.Y.
I was living in a shared room at condominium.
The owner of the condo is very nice.
The condo is located at Meet-Packing-District in Manhattan.
It’s a sophisticated area in N.Y.
There are many nightclubs, bars, restaurants, clothing stores.
And it’s close to SOHO area. You can walk there by 10 minutes walking.
It’s my favorite place in N.Y.
The rent was $1,500 a month including public utility charges.
I had a single room and used shared bathroom, kitchen, table.
Most of students in N.Y. are living in a shared room or dormitory.
The rent is so high that they cannot rent apartments by themselves usually.
Shared room is very common in N.Y.
Next, food expenses.
If you eat dinner at good restaurant in N.Y., it would cost at least $50 a person including tip and taxes.
Lunch costs about $15 to $25 usually.
It is around twice more expensive than Tokyo in my opinion.
I spent $3,000 to $4,000 a month usually except for tuition fee for language school.
I saved money when I lived in N.Y.
But the city has great attractiveness.
So many people come to the city from all over the world.
I’m the one of them.