Im thinking of moving to america (im 18) Watch
i reckon i need about £10k to get me going so would stay till ive saved that.
basically my life here in the uk sucks and apart from family i aint got nothing to stay for.
ive looked at new york and california for appartment rental and can get one for around $2500 (£1250) a month in new york (furnished)
for this i would need to be on minimum of $30000 (£15000) a year just to cover rent. i think this is achieveable by myself as pay is higher in cities to compensate (like london)
but for food/bills etc i would need to be on closer to double that. obviously i cant start at £30,000 a year there which is why i would go with some cash behind me.
anyone thought of doing the same/has done the same?
also anyone here live in NY?
You're not going to earn 60,000 a year cleaning toilets..
NY is an amazing place. And I encourage any motivated young ppl to move here. Everyone in NY is a "runaway," trying to find themselves, trying to make something of their life in the greatest city in the world.
But in your case, I think you should think it through first. To survive you need to make sacrifice, and be really motivated. And most of all you need a PLAN to survive. Or else you will be in out in the street.
I recommend some kind of student exchange programs. Get to know NY before you take that plunge.
$30, 000 a year is a lot more there than it is here and you'll probably need some sort of qualifications to get straight onto that wage. Try and line up a job before you get there.