Are there any affordable cities in the us with good public transportation? All I have heard is Salt Lake City.
Philadelphia is affordable and the black people seem to do fine with the buses
Subway system is kinda weak unless you live within a block of Broad St.
Bikes rule the city for white ppl and mexicans
No you can in Philly. It depends on how you want to live.
A room in a shared house in an "okay" neighborhood can be as cheap as $350/mo
I'm renting a 3 BR in "bella vista" for $1,000/mo. One of the safest neighborhoods in the city. It's a rare deal but the house is fucked up
I also split a $500 1BR with my wife back in 2012. It was another rare deal but only a block from the subway in a safe neighborhood.
Back then I saved up money and just quit my job because it was so cheap. I spent $20k that year. Rent and food was $12,000. The rest was two trips to Brazil
It was actually nice... but that's not average.
Average 1 BR in nice hood is closer to $900.
But the city is pretty cheap by most people's standards. Me living on $12,000 was partially because I biked everywhere and cooked all my own food. A monthly public trans pass is $90 alone
I would totally be into that kind of lifestyle but I can't live without my biodynamic produce, heritage-breed meats from indie butchers, non-interventionist wines from obscure grapes, and micro-lot coffees.
I mean everything else about frugal living appeals to me in a major way. In theory.
And then I realize I need another $37 haircut.
Goddammit how do I not be a yuppie anymore.
>And then I realize I need another $37 haircut.
Minneapolis/St. Paul is fairly affordable. Fun place to live, if you can deal with snow on the ground from November to March.
Great bus system. Light rail from the airport to downtown Minneapolis, and downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul. More light rail lines in the planning stages. Super bike friendly.
Chicago is very inexpensive rent-wise based on what it offers. Even the Loop is relatively affordable. Haven't looked for a few years but you used to be able to get a condo in Marina City for about $100k.
Fingers crossed that we get that HSR link to ya. Too bad the only option at this point is an uncertain private proposal.
Even with an income of $290 million I can't live at LaGuardia airport. What's the world coming to?