4 Tips for Living in Manhattan on a Student Budget

4 Tips for Living in Manhattan on a Student Budget

By Manhattan Institute
Posted in Students
On June 19, 2018

Being a student can be stressful, but being a student on a budget in Manhattan can be beyond overwhelming. We’ve compiled some of the best tips and tricks for living on a student budget in Manhattan. Read on to learn how to save money while still enjoying life in the city.

Living in Manhattan on a Student Budget

Should you choose a room share or your own place? This is a difficult decision for many students. Some say having your own apartment is better, but apartments cost anywhere from $1500-7000 a month. Choosing to share your apartment with a friend or roommate is a great way to save money and live in a nicer apartment building with more amenities than you would be able to afford on your own. Learn more tips for relocating to NYC.

Eating in Manhattan on a Student Budget

Food is always a difficult choice, and when you’re a student, it can be disheartening to come home after a long day of school and then have to cook dinner. It’s much easier to just grab something to eat on the way home, which can be more expensive. The good news is that eating out as a student has its advantages. Many restaurants (and stores, entertainment venues, individual brands, and softwares) offer student discounts. Keep your school ID handy, and you will save money at many of your favorite places.

Getting Around in Manhattan on a Student Budget

Cars are expensive in the city. Plus, you have to fight the traffic and hunt for parking. Public transportation, on the other hand, is quite affordable and readily available. Your train or bus stop may even be closer than the closest parking spot! Subway rides are $2.50 each, but if you purchase a monthly card, it’s only $85.00 (not to mention, there’s a student discount). If you are a frequent traveler, the monthly pass will save you quite a bit of money.

Working in Manhattan on a Student Budget

There’s no need to give up your job just because you’re also in school. With class schedules designed for working adults, you can fit your education around your work. By having a job, you’ll earn money and save money you might have spent if you hadn’t been busy working. Learn more about working in NYC.

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