Living in New York isn’t particularly easy. Moving makes it even worse and the exponentially increasing rent has everyone questioning what they’re doing here. That said, it should come at no surprise that a recent study shows New Yorkers among the least satisfied renters in the country.
The study was done by the website Abodo, which helps renters find apartments. They “drew from the U.S. Census’ American Housing Survey of 25 metro areas and considered renters’ own opinions on their area’s crime, schools, public transportation, and litter, as well as their overall rating of their neighborhood.”
Of all 25, New York came in at 22, with Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Memphis showing even less satisfaction among renters. However, if you’re looking to get out of the city you might want to consider the top two on the list: Raleigh and Kansas City.
New York came in a notch higher (at 21) for renters who love their apartment, with Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Houston being slightly worse.
According to the study, New York scored the lowest when it came to low affordability, “being uncomfortably cold for 24 hours or more,” and “not having a working toilet at some point in the last three months.”