Moving to NYC from CT?
I live in Stratford, CT which is about 85 minutes from Grand Central by train. Rents out here for a comfortable two bedroom apartment are typically around $1000-$1500. I have acertained that living in The City is at least 100-150% more expensive, at least for rent. My question is, are NYC salaries for windows software engineers with about five years experience accordingly higher?
NYC is 100% to 150% better than Fairfield academy. People live here because they love the city.
You can probably manage without a car in NYC. The cost of the car payments plus insurance may be enough to pay for the extra rent you have to pay to live here :)
I saw the smiley so you may have been kidding about the car, but it is a valid point.
I would say from my perspective that salary.com for NYC looks right on. Remember they are not listing the top salaries, but rather the middle range percentiles. I'd be interested for more Manhattanites to weigh in on this.
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