Is living in a big city worth it financially speaking?

Is living in a big city worth it financially speaking?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when you're young you think the "big city" as exciting and full of energy and motivating. then it breaks you down and all you can smell is the stink of trash and all you see is how shallow and inconvenient everything and everyone is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon has summed it up succinctly.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes it actually is, there’s no better way to build a successful network and find job opportunities.
      Don’t listen to the washouts that couldn’t hack it like
      But the city is not for everyone, it’s a lot of pressure and it’s a lot of hard work to make it

      t. Small town boy who moved to the big city 10 years ago and is now more successful than I ever dreamed

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you'll grow up and want to leave soon enough and realize how much of a moron you were for spending more time than you needed to attain wealth. you're a high time preference person but those thrills and highs won't satisfy you forever. i spent more time there than you have.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Meh, my wife and I own a home in a more “suburban” part of the city and were expecting a child soon. My priorities and activities have definitely shifted since I was in my 20s. But I still love the city and all the opportunities it provides, which is a lot more than just vice.
          But I appreciate your perspective

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I envy your clearly extroverted life, but needing to be in a city for tech is no longer needed, for example. For better or worse I have all the opportunity I need just with my laptop. I do miss people but am working on that, but unless you're in sales or something having to be in a city is obsolete IMO.

            I bet you're even nice to introverted people like me.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That’s true, but don’t lose yourself to work. It can be easy to burn out when you live and work at home, the office at least forces social interaction and makes finding friends easier. It’s also nice to be able to physically leave a place and not think about my job until I return the next day.
            Try to find a board game night or something at your local comic book store. Or perhaps take a class that pertains to something you find interesting. Social interaction is important even for an introvert

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you're on your way. the child will change a lot for you. at least you're bridge and tunnel folk. the only people i know that still live in the city are the ones that couldn't succeed well enough. everyone else is outside of it, or in other states, and commute for the handful of days needed per week/month.

            You have never been to a city if you are posting what you just posted. Flyovers are full of fat redneck cows and if a girl is a 7/10 she thinks she can skate by on looks alone.

            In cities, hot girls are a dime a dozen, so they:
            a). Generally have something else going for them.
            b). Don't act nearly as entitled, because "not fat" isn't the only competitive criteria.

            You can go to NYC and talk to a 20-something year old that's a hot gymnast and work as a financial analyst in a large company and speaks 3 languages.

            Whereas in a flyover, a fat single mother of 3 will act like she is too good to talk to you. Literally.

            i've lived in several major cities(san fran, chicago, nyc, atl). the hottest women i've ever seen were in south florida and texas. and it's not even close.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sunk cost fallacy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >when you're young you think the "big city" as exciting and full of energy and motivating
      I somehow missed that phase

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People move to the city to get lost. It's much easier to hide among the millions than it is a small town where everyone is up your ass about your business.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    depends, do you like getting stabbed and robbed by non skiiers?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I prefer being stabbed by skiers, personally. Those little poles are sharp

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        depends, do you like getting stabbed and robbed by non skiiers?

        You could prob photoshop some on to the guy in the pic.
        Anyone?

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only if you actually own property or businesses there. If not, it's really just a trap, but most people who are dead set on moving to big cities don't care about that because they are there to "find themselves".

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    only reason I go to cities is for the young attractive women

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Citygays always brag about "activities" but all they do is get drunk at bars and overpay for brunch, they're alcoholics.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ll be visiting New York for a week at the start of march. Any tips on what i should do? I’m a white 30 year old male (actually white, as in european).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      stay in manhattan as much as you can and don't venture too far east in brooklyn. i spent a lot of time there and it's only gotten worse since i left.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would only live there if I was rich and decided on a lifestyle of nightlife and fricking bawds.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'm living in washington dc now, absolutely hate it but i'm able to save and invest, my salary has gone up every year (currently $168k base), i pay $1700 for a 1 bedroom, i also get $2000/mo in veteran gibs, i will leave this shithole when i reach $1M net worth, i'm almost there

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Interesting. You basically get some of your tax money back for being a veteran. I make less than 1/3 or your salary and am already a millionaire. I hope you aren't like busting your ass or anything.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        my job is ez mode corporate do nothing gig, probably 3 months of real work in a year, but it's soul draining sitting in a cubicle and pretending to care about corporate machinery, plus i can't stand the normies i work with
        >veteran gibs
        it's a good deal because it's tax free and i get free healthcare from the VA center, my free healthcare also counts towards my private insurance deductible, so i can go see actual doctors for very cheap if i want to, i only started making real money 4 years ago, i never took advantage of the crypto bull so my net worth is all from boomer style index investing

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >rural gay
    >old HS friend lives in Chicago
    >they keep telling me it’s great and to come visit
    >I take them up on it
    >”Uuuhhhhhh well you’ll have to find your own place to stay. There isn’t any room in my apartment.”
    >I go. Happen to book a room with two double beds because I prefer it over one queen. [I can dump my shit on the other bed like a slob. Don’t judge me.])
    >friend meets me at airport
    >I pick up my rental. They get in “for the ride.”
    >I ask about their car
    >”Oh haha well uh my roommate is borrowing it they dropped me off here.”
    >go to my hotel room to drop my shit off
    >”Oh SWEET you have two beds! Can I crash? This is a nice place!”
    >um, okay
    >I tell them to me know if they need to go to work or something and I’ll give them a ride home or to work
    >”Oh haha I took the week off for your visit no worries!”
    >um, okay
    >They live with me in my hotel for almost a week, wearing the same clothes or borrowing some of my shirts (they never go home)
    >They get drunk every night and sleep in until noon every day. I finally start going visit the museums by myself and just leave them to sleep.
    >the entire week, not one single suggestion about where to go or what to do. Just wants to eat fast food and talk, get really drunk, and watch movies in the hotel room
    >I actually cut the week short to leave early and lied about a work emergency
    To this day I wonder if they were living in a flophouse or homeless and not telling me. From everything they had said to me prior Chicago was AMAZING and filled with music and fun and laughter. I found little fun or laughter and my friend seemed broken from it all. Nice museums, though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeeks. Yeah, this city has a reputation for being FairyLand to cotton-candy people across basically the entire American interior, then it grinds them out on the pavement like a cigarette butt. I notice you went the entire post without using a single gendered pronoun... Curious about that.

      But yeah there's a whole class of starry-eyed Midwestern queers with no money and no prospects, who live hand-to-mouth in squalor and descend into alcoholism/drug addiction because bright and shiny The Emerald City turned out to be, unironically, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.

      Not the Gay Men, though. This whole city is run by clean-cut homosexual males. It's just the "nonbinary genderfluid queer femmes" who've never even ate a pussy and their penis-owning genderfrick compatriots who end up upside-down-and-backwards within 2 years.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >cotton-candy people
        what does this slang mean, google only directs me to various flavors of kpop which cant make sense in this context

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He means effeminate homosexuals

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's not really an existing phrase, but cotton candy is pure sugar fluff yet has no substance and melts immediately. I guess there's an old joke about "living in a cotton-candy house" that melts when it rains. But just use context clues.

          He means effeminate homosexuals

          Not even necessarily effeminate homosexuals in the traditional sense, as established, even flamboyant homosexuals in Chicago end up as executives and landlords and etc. it's the "mentally ill stick-n-poke tenderqueer failed art student bohemians" who blow over in the wind, have meltdowns over the littlest things, spout all the bullshit about leftism but have nothing to offer the world around them. And they just roll around sucking each other off. Eugh.

          Dude I think your friend is just a mess.

          For what it's worth I live in Chicago. Up by Loyola/Andersonville. I have a paid off (got for under $100K apartment) walking distance to the beach and in a pretty normal middle class neighborhood. Chicago is a city that rewards normality and middle class living. So many people come here and try and do this yuppie downtown shit and wind up in their 30's with nothing to show for it or they come here trying to live that bohemian layabout lifestyle and then get chewed up and spat out.

          Chicago is probably one of the best places to live if you're just a normal person who likes urban living. Chicago is way more suburban than say NYC so it's not as crowded and you can get a decent sized place for what the downpayment would be in NYC. Crime is a problem but not as bad as people make it out to be if you aren't a total moron/walking target.

          [...]
          This is real clean cut professional midwestern homosexuals seem to be out living life on easy mode here it's crazy idk how they do it they're some of the most put together people I've ever encountered. The 'queer' community though? Idk I don't even really ever see them out to be honest

          Yes exactly. It's a great place to Be A Person. Normie Disneyland. I live in Hyde Park and have essentially a nice suburban lifestyle. The reason you don't see "queers" anywhere is because they have no money to do anything and the bus schedule is irregular so they just melt into their couch in a haze of THC.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            thanks for the explanation anon
            and yes i did always wonder how all those loud queer people who no substance at all end up
            but it seems exactly as expected

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes and they all come to Chicago because California and New York are expensive and they think they can make it here. So if you grow up in a small town in Michigan or Ohio and have a grudge against your parents because the people on the internet filled your head with garbage, you come to Chicago to be sweet and cute and free and soft and kind and sparkly-eyed. Then they get run through by The Hog-Butcher For The World.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The Hog-Butcher For The World
            i do love the descriptive imagery you use throughout your posts anon, beautiful keep it up fren

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the city of gays is doing great!
            >really!
            >I mean it!

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I mean, I'm not describing it as FairyLand, but the housing-cost-to-wage ratio is pretty nice. It's a good place to make money if you have any skills, and you'll actually get to keep a decent amount of it once you make it. I already said I live on the south side of Chicago - You don't need to tell me about our problems.

            Hyde Park is great. I think about moving down there a lot. I hear the surrounding neighborhoods are finally gentrifying. A friend of mine who lives down that way even said they're finally going to fix up Washington Park because White People have moved into the neighborhood. Is it getting better down there? I see these houses selling for like $600K in Woodlawn and that's so crazy to see. I know black people are leaving the city in droves for the sunbelt but I didn't think it was noticeable yet.

            It's getting there but it'll take a while. That pocket of the city has by-far the highest percentage of investor-owned housing in the city. I own a rental in Woodlawn so I'm putting my money where my mouth is, I do believe it's on the right trajectory, but 2020-2021 set us back MAJORLY in a way that's just starting to recover. So, it's not like you're gonna wake up one morning and it'll suddenly be all good. I wish. Woodlawn will happen before Washington Park. Lori Lightfoot put a lot of attention there, to her credit. They're trying to make it a second Bronzeville - Middle-class black professionals moving out the riffraff.

            There's even little trickles of whites into the Jackson Park part of northern South Shore. But the housing stock there is just too dense, it's an obstacle.

            Also, the blacks leaving the city aren't going far. They're just moving to the south suburbs and the cornfields. Yeah there's the sunbelt thing, but mostly they're staying within Cook/Will/Lake (IN) counties while Chinese investors and Mexican homeowners acquire their neighborhoods.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            South Shore could be one of the best neighborhoods in the city. The bones are so good. I've thought about getting a condo down there in that northern part of south shore and holding onto it to maybe live in a few decades if it keeps on the right trajectory. Seems like a lot of artist and intellectual types would be lured in by that housing stock down there.

            Agree that it'll take decades but it seems like it'll turn a real corner in our lifetimes.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My friends are artist/intellectual types and they just bought a 2 unit home in that Jackson Park Highlands section of SS. So, at least one couple is making it happen.

            I've thought about making a similar play as you've described but like I said, pulled the trigger in Woodlawn instead. I'm actually starting a new job tomorrow as a property manager in South Shore so I don't yet have the inside scoop on how things are really run there yet. I know the company started angling for market-rate but now is almost exclusively low-income-subsidized. Which makes sense. Just what worries me, like I said, is 67th to 71st, Jeffrey blvd to S. Shore Drive: all those blocks are just CANYONS of multifamilies. That little pocket is really, really dense and that's kind of an obstacle to development, like you're trying to till a row of land and there's a big boulder in the way of your plow. Woodlawn isn't like that, there's a lot of space and a good mix of housing types with the townhouses, 3-flats, singlefamilies, etc.

            The high-rises along the park and lake are actually quite nice, though I'm told the condo-associations in the high-rises are very very corrupt and I'm sure the smaller garden-and-courtyard buildings are mismanaged to Hell (that's how the HP/KW/WL/SS area ended up all investor-owned - big players buying up bungled old condo buildings and converting them to rentals). Finding a rentable condo unit without a fricked up HOA was a process, my first choice fell through because I couldn't get a loan for a place in a building with bad finances. And wouldn't want to, either.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            arnt you a stones throw from englewood and other dark shitholes pits of chicago?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hyde Park is great. I think about moving down there a lot. I hear the surrounding neighborhoods are finally gentrifying. A friend of mine who lives down that way even said they're finally going to fix up Washington Park because White People have moved into the neighborhood. Is it getting better down there? I see these houses selling for like $600K in Woodlawn and that's so crazy to see. I know black people are leaving the city in droves for the sunbelt but I didn't think it was noticeable yet.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Dude I think your friend is just a mess.

            For what it's worth I live in Chicago. Up by Loyola/Andersonville. I have a paid off (got for under $100K apartment) walking distance to the beach and in a pretty normal middle class neighborhood. Chicago is a city that rewards normality and middle class living. So many people come here and try and do this yuppie downtown shit and wind up in their 30's with nothing to show for it or they come here trying to live that bohemian layabout lifestyle and then get chewed up and spat out.

            Chicago is probably one of the best places to live if you're just a normal person who likes urban living. Chicago is way more suburban than say NYC so it's not as crowded and you can get a decent sized place for what the downpayment would be in NYC. Crime is a problem but not as bad as people make it out to be if you aren't a total moron/walking target.

            [...]
            This is real clean cut professional midwestern homosexuals seem to be out living life on easy mode here it's crazy idk how they do it they're some of the most put together people I've ever encountered. The 'queer' community though? Idk I don't even really ever see them out to be honest

            Also live in Chicago (lakeview chad). 2 bed + office condo in lakeview/north center/roscoe village right off the Paulina brown line for under 200k. Bought in the depths of the Pandemic when everyone was fleeing the city. Now everyone's back and rents have skyrocketed. Thank god I bought when I did.

            I'd also parrot your other point - if you're just a regular person who wants to live in a city, Chicago, aside from maybe Philly, is probably the only place in the entire country where you can do this reasonably. There's very little emphasis on celebrity here. Influencers get mocked when they show up. I kind of love it that way. hope it stays like that

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >be me
        >rural gay
        >old HS friend lives in Chicago
        >they keep telling me it’s great and to come visit
        >I take them up on it
        >”Uuuhhhhhh well you’ll have to find your own place to stay. There isn’t any room in my apartment.”
        >I go. Happen to book a room with two double beds because I prefer it over one queen. [I can dump my shit on the other bed like a slob. Don’t judge me.])
        >friend meets me at airport
        >I pick up my rental. They get in “for the ride.”
        >I ask about their car
        >”Oh haha well uh my roommate is borrowing it they dropped me off here.”
        >go to my hotel room to drop my shit off
        >”Oh SWEET you have two beds! Can I crash? This is a nice place!”
        >um, okay
        >I tell them to me know if they need to go to work or something and I’ll give them a ride home or to work
        >”Oh haha I took the week off for your visit no worries!”
        >um, okay
        >They live with me in my hotel for almost a week, wearing the same clothes or borrowing some of my shirts (they never go home)
        >They get drunk every night and sleep in until noon every day. I finally start going visit the museums by myself and just leave them to sleep.
        >the entire week, not one single suggestion about where to go or what to do. Just wants to eat fast food and talk, get really drunk, and watch movies in the hotel room
        >I actually cut the week short to leave early and lied about a work emergency
        To this day I wonder if they were living in a flophouse or homeless and not telling me. From everything they had said to me prior Chicago was AMAZING and filled with music and fun and laughter. I found little fun or laughter and my friend seemed broken from it all. Nice museums, though.

        Chicago is absolute shit and been getting worse, your "friends" seem like total pieces of shit, i had a similar experience when i was working in japan, two high school friends came to visit and they didn't want to go see or do anything, only wanted to eat the same foods from seven eleven, i burned my entire ten day vacation for them (one of only two i got during two years in japan)

        Yes it actually is, there’s no better way to build a successful network and find job opportunities.
        Don’t listen to the washouts that couldn’t hack it like
        But the city is not for everyone, it’s a lot of pressure and it’s a lot of hard work to make it

        t. Small town boy who moved to the big city 10 years ago and is now more successful than I ever dreamed

        i have a friend that moved to chicago and lives at his friends house. he just drinks all day and does basically nothing. he has some savings but i think he is wasting his life and will suicide by 40. is there anything i can do to turn it around?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chicago is absolute shit and been getting worse, your "friends" seem like total pieces of shit, i had a similar experience when i was working in japan, two high school friends came to visit and they didn't want to go see or do anything, only wanted to eat the same foods from seven eleven, i burned my entire ten day vacation for them (one of only two i got during two years in japan)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Minneapolis is a surprisingly comfy city post collapse. Like a cheap empty version of Chicago.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dude I think your friend is just a mess.

      For what it's worth I live in Chicago. Up by Loyola/Andersonville. I have a paid off (got for under $100K apartment) walking distance to the beach and in a pretty normal middle class neighborhood. Chicago is a city that rewards normality and middle class living. So many people come here and try and do this yuppie downtown shit and wind up in their 30's with nothing to show for it or they come here trying to live that bohemian layabout lifestyle and then get chewed up and spat out.

      Chicago is probably one of the best places to live if you're just a normal person who likes urban living. Chicago is way more suburban than say NYC so it's not as crowded and you can get a decent sized place for what the downpayment would be in NYC. Crime is a problem but not as bad as people make it out to be if you aren't a total moron/walking target.

      Yeeks. Yeah, this city has a reputation for being FairyLand to cotton-candy people across basically the entire American interior, then it grinds them out on the pavement like a cigarette butt. I notice you went the entire post without using a single gendered pronoun... Curious about that.

      But yeah there's a whole class of starry-eyed Midwestern queers with no money and no prospects, who live hand-to-mouth in squalor and descend into alcoholism/drug addiction because bright and shiny The Emerald City turned out to be, unironically, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.

      Not the Gay Men, though. This whole city is run by clean-cut homosexual males. It's just the "nonbinary genderfluid queer femmes" who've never even ate a pussy and their penis-owning genderfrick compatriots who end up upside-down-and-backwards within 2 years.

      This is real clean cut professional midwestern homosexuals seem to be out living life on easy mode here it's crazy idk how they do it they're some of the most put together people I've ever encountered. The 'queer' community though? Idk I don't even really ever see them out to be honest

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frick major cities but yeah this story is more about your old friend being a loser, not chicago

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    depends what part of the city you live in and what kind of job you have.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I visited NYC as a euro student
    I saw many many homeless people
    I saw a women smoking crack at her doorstep in daylight
    I saw a man snorting coke on an overcrowded train, my clueless teacher even asked the cokehead for directions
    unironically was a 10/10 trip

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anybody remember the Sopranos episode where the Homeless Woman has the Newspaper in her ass?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you've never been to NYC and see this frickery on the subway, just know the show ain't for free and they'll be asking for tips/ money right after. Even if you're bewildered by someone doing cartwheels unprompted, that's the New York way.

    It's like when people in San Francisco or LA try to pawn off their mixtape/CDs on the street $20 and refuse to leave you alone until you pay them for their work. You just looked like an easy person to scam. Love big cities, still remember that time I visited Chicago and the moment I turn the corner where I was staying at a man was pissing on the sidewalk in broad daylight.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >neets who live in flyovers don’t have the drive to live in the city and are seething

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. Living "in the city" isn't worth it if you make under $120,000 while young (starvation with roomates mode) or under $200,000 minimum closer to 30. This is just not to be poor.

    2. Women are much better looking, educated, and have better taste.

    3. The city filters the poor and the old. As my friend put it, "everyone is doing something just to afford being here". On average, you get much fitter and smarter people.

    As much cope as there is on here, you will meet way better people in the city, on average. Night and day.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2. Women are much better looking, educated, and have better taste.
      you're high if you think this.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You have never been to a city if you are posting what you just posted. Flyovers are full of fat redneck cows and if a girl is a 7/10 she thinks she can skate by on looks alone.

        In cities, hot girls are a dime a dozen, so they:
        a). Generally have something else going for them.
        b). Don't act nearly as entitled, because "not fat" isn't the only competitive criteria.

        You can go to NYC and talk to a 20-something year old that's a hot gymnast and work as a financial analyst in a large company and speaks 3 languages.

        Whereas in a flyover, a fat single mother of 3 will act like she is too good to talk to you. Literally.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >You can go to NYC and talk to a 20-something year old that's a hot gymnast and work as a financial analyst in a large company and speaks 3 languages
          The average person in NYC is not a fricking trilingual gymnast and financial analyst, that's 1% material. The average person in NYC is a mouth breathing spastic like (You).

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            > the average mouth breathing spastic can afford $4500+ rent.

            Right. Keep coping. I am not saying everyone in NYC is great, but I am saying it's way better than average. It automatically filters the old, severely obese, handicapped, etc just by virtue of needing to walk in a busy city.

            Then it filters by COL, hard.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I can lug a ruck 30 miles and then still out sprint you. Walking through NYC is for people who aren't fit but think they are. A New Yorker wouldn't know a proper hike if it bit his troony ass.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Right, right, and you can ruck anywhere, right? But on AVERAGE, people in the middle of nowhere are more fit than those HAVING to work in new york or having mountains available in Denver, right? Just because?

            And your flyover town FILTERS fatties by forcing them to walk rather than driving to Walmart, correct?

            Also, post 5 mile time, deadlift, and # of strict pull ups.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >there are no low wage workers in big cities
            >there are no elderly, fat, handicapped, or unintelligent people in big cities
            You're either a severely autistic shut-in who's romanticised his situation or a complete liar. Either way you're a fricking moron who has no concept of big city life.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There is a fitness requirement difference between having to walk several blocks around a bunch of other people and getting in your car immediately.

            Agree/disagree?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The city also filters out people that don't like being around Black personhomosexuals.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            isnt NYC the center for both massive socialist welfare spending where said productive people get mega taxed so a whole class of parasites lives on some form of assisted rent and other benefits
            and also recently one major sanctuary city that is absolutely flooded with squatemalans who of course as you know are at minimum 9/10 photomodels with a higher education degree and career

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why the frick would you move to any city when Tokyo exists
    >100% Safe
    >Super cheap
    >24/7 city
    >A public transit system that can get you from ANY point in the city to another point within 40 min at the absolute worst between the hours of 5:30 - 12 AM
    >A culture that values service, they will straight up do anything you want, no need to even tip kek
    >The highest concentration of restaurants in the world (while Tokyo has the highest food quality in the word it does lose out on variety, still in the top 10 though)
    >cheap as frick visa

    Legit why live anywhere else? Oh and if you're too stupid too learn the language don't reply, you're not worth my time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Oh and if you're too stupid too learn the language don't reply, you're not worth my time
      > too stupid
      > too learn

      Calm down buddy.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you speak multiple languages you need to actively focus or you're going to make spelling mistakes
        Unlucky

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nobody cares that you speak multiple languages. Most Europeans speak 3 to begin with.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol i've lived and worked in japan, while tokyo is a decent city, it's nowhere near the top 10, also good housing is expensive in tokyo, unless you want to live in some dilapidated mansion with an awful commute, food in tokyo gets old quick, and the ugly concrete jungle vibe can get to you, i'd rather live in hua hin, thailand or kuala lumpur and take short trips to tokyo and seoul

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ITT: yuppies bragging about spending most of their paycheck on rent

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Financial speaking, sure - if you have better economic productivity than a rural area after factoring in rent, (possible) CoL increases, the wage difference, commute differences, among other things.
    In theory it will be better but it will also likely grind you down with exposure to a lot of shallow people that you won't ever really care about. Idk if it's different in rural areas, but I don't want to go to bars, restaurants, barcades, clubs, sports events, and novelty experiences like indoor skydiving or outdoor indie music performances (and drink more). It gets tiring to never explore anything, have a real adventure with adversity, or anything along those lines. There will be nothing worth writing a book about as a city person - it's the same everywhere.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I lived in brooklyn for 5 years.
    half of it was the best time of my life, the other half of it sucked a lot.
    The weird thing though is seeing morons say that you need to make $120k to even consider New York, which is ridiculous. If you make ~50k you can easily get buy with two or three roommates. Just don't be a moron and frugally spend. It's easy and I saved and invested during my time there.
    However you want to live in New York only if you have an actual interest in something that is only offered in a big city. This could be career related, or outside of work. For example, I went to concerts all the time because I am a IQfytant. It's the best music scene in north america, and I could walk to most of the shows I wanted to see. This differs for everybody, but if you don't have any actual plan you will probably have a bad time.
    The worst part about the city is the transplants. The women are attractive and of every imaginable race but liberalism really turns me off, and not surprisingly, the amount of liberal women in New York is high. The coolest people were my black and hispanic neighbors. They had based beliefs and were fun to hang out with. Most of the midwestern white people are insufferable and make up the stereotype of the young transplant who votes for Bernie and is addicted to instagram. avoid those types and you will have fun.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i literally don't give a single solitary f--- about anything any of you are saying the only thing i care about is my big ol' d--- and how i'm gonna spend this huge ass payday from $hoba but you guys can go back to talking about your lame-ass sh-----coins if you want

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