If you’re struggling to pay your rent, you might want to consider moving just one subway stop further away from the center of the city. We all know that a shorter commute costs money, but did you think that it could cost over $800 per month?
This map shows what the median rent is for a one bedroom apartment closest to each subway stop in the city. Some of the differences in rent between two subway stops are only about $100—that could buy you a few more cocktails each month—but in some cases the difference is $400 or more. You could save $845 every month by getting a place at 72nd rather than 66th. You could save $600 a month by living at 1st Ave instead of 3rd Ave.
That only adds an extra 2 minutes of travel time to your commute. And imagine all the things you could do with that extra money…
Check out the map and see if moving one subway stop further would be worth the savings in your neighborhood. The most dramatic differences are definitely in Manhattan.
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