Originally Posted by Verbivore
That's a good link. I've been having thoughts of moving to San Francisco, but I don't know if I can afford to live there.
Yes you can, because you'll be living with me!!! I'll look after you Verby.
As long as you can find a decent full time job, and you don't have too many other bills besides rent, then it's not so hard once you learn to budget yourself. Basically, what I'm trying to say here, is that you get used to living on rice and peanut butter if ya gotsta.
That's what I did in Boston, and that's probably what I'll be doing again if I make it to SF this summer like I hope to.
BTW OConfusedOne, I've lived in both Boston and Louisiana, so if you've got questions, I've got answers.
Boston is expensive, but when you're there, everyone's doing it, so it's not such a big deal. When I paid $700 a month for half of an apartment people would say "That's not too bad."
Now I pay $437.50 for half of an apartment and for that I get two living rooms, vs none in Boston, a full kitchen, vs a tiny one, my own washer and dryer in my apartment, vs one in the basement that was coinoperated, and a lawn, vs a parking lot.
In both circumstances I've had only a bike and've lived 2 blocks from work.
ETA: Pics are of my two residences, 1st is Boston, 2nd is NO. In the first picture our apartment was in the back overlooking the parking lot, in the 2nd picture, our apartment is the bottom floor.
Not so bad for being a bagger, eh Tame?