How much are you spending for rent?
I know most of the talk is NYC and if you are then by all means share, but I'm specifically wondering for those in "LCOL" cities. I personally am in one of these "lower-cost" cities and just got my renewal notice which is a bit of a shocking 2k/month for a 1br 750sqft very close commute to the office.
I know the NYC bros are angry that I even complain about this especially given the apartments themselves are probably way nicer too but still this is supposed to be a lower cost/prestige/status whatever you want to call it city so I didn't expect to be paying up that much.
I know there's obviously nothing we can do, but how do you all mentally justify this to not just move somewhere farther out for cheaper. I know it's IB so it's a little tricky to do that but still...saving $$ and getting a way bigger place for a 25min driving commute doesn't seem like the worst...especially considering admittedly I don't go out too often and would enjoy some more space.
Do you all just think that the difference of let's say $500 or so month that comes out to like $6k at the end of a year extra saved is just pretty marginal ultimately and that it's silly to base where you live on such a "small' sum of money in the long run?
How much are you all paying? City, sqft, commute distance, etc. would be very helpful. Share your thoughts!