Living Alone v. Living with Roommates
Happy New Year - I hope everything is off to a great start!
I wanted to write this post to get your perspective on living alone v. with roommates my first year. I went to a school in NYC for college and had horrible roommate experiences and want to live alone but think I will be lonely once I start working in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, many of friends that I tend to room with have bad habits: leave things dirty, have alcohol everywhere, terrible smoking habits, among other things...
I can get a studio for 2.5k/mo. not including utilities but if I live with two friends, I could bring this housing cost to roughly 1.9-2.1k/mo. including utilities. For context, I have a base of 110k and have been told that bonus is around 75-120% of base and currently have no student debt.
As an analyst, how did you send going out a month and do you think living a studio for my sanity will break the bank? Curious to hear your thoughts!