6/9/14 & 6/10/14

Wilkes-Barre vs NYC

The differences in living in both Hazleton (and going to school in Wilkes-Barre) and NYC constantly amaze me. It’s the little things that you don’t even think of until you’re put in a situation. For example, if I’m craving fast food, I can’t hop in my car and get a meal for less than $10 in NYC like I can in Wilkes-Barre. I have to find the closest chain, figure out the subway stop closest to it and which line I need to take to get there, get on the subway and actually get there, and shell out more cash than I would usually here in PA for my meal. Here’s a quick and easy, to-the-point pro and con list of both cities.

WILKE-BARRE

PROS:

-Inexpensive cost of living, more bang for your buck.

-Easier to own a car and get from point A to point B faster.

-More room per square foot for family, pets, friends.

CONS:

-Not much to do in terms of entertainment or culture for the younger crowd.

-Not as many opportunities for niche careers.

 

NYC

PROS:

-Limitless options for entertainment, culture, food, etc.

-Excellent career opportunities.

CONS:

-Expensive cost of living.

-Public transportation is time consuming and, quite frankly, irritating.

-Not much room, no yard and average apartment size is very small.

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In addition, here’s the breakdown of average costs per city. This link gives you a total side-by-side comparison of everything from the cost of milk to a new car to internet.

Wilkes Barre-

Average salary for PR position (indeed.com): $42,000/year

Average rent: ($500/month, city-data.com): $6,000/year

Average cost of transportation (Car cost for one year, USAtoday.com): $9,000/year

 

NYC-

Average salary for PR position (indeed.com): $72,000/year

Average rent: ($3,800/month, msn.com) $45,600/year

Average cost of transportation (Subway cost for one year): $1,344

 

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