I'll soon be a new grad here in NYC. I live in Manhattan presently.
I'm applying to hospitals in San Fran, who have specifically told me (without my asking) what salary was. And I will say, it's far better than new grad salary in NYC.
That being said....
San Fran...everyone says how crazy expensive it is there to live. is this true??
I can't imagine it's more expensive than NYC. I live a 15 min walk from the train (far by NYC standards) in the upper east (very UN trendy by NYC standards) in a shared one bedroom that cost 2000 total for. I can't leave the grocery store without spending 30 bucks and having a small little shopping bag to show for everything i got (thankfully, now we have trader joes and i can leave with 2 bags of groceries for 30 bucks;o).
bars cost 7-9 bucks for a drink.
so tell me..how does san fran compare to NYC as far as cost of living? i don;t plan to live it up there. Simple one bedroom or studio...near public transport (i won't buy a car...i refuse to deal with parking). my only expenses will be a dog (maybe), gym membership...and the basics.
guys...tell me all those people are crazy who say SF is far more expensive than NYC..