A recent study said you would need 3.5 full-time minimum wage jobs to maintain a two-bedroom apartment in New York (where minimum wage is $9 an hour). If you’re not paying housing costs, though, New York can be a cheap city to visit. Their public transportation system is one of the best in the world, and the Broke Millennial’s guide to free-ish things to do in NYC is extensive. While New York sports some of the most expensive restaurants you will ever find, you can easily find delicious dim sum in Chinatown for the cost of a newspaper in Paris. Unless you insist on owning (and driving…and parking) a car, New York is likely to be one of your easiest, cheapest travel experiences.
What’s one easy way to know that spring is really here? The water fountains are back on! The New York City Parks Department is in charge of all the fountains in Central Park, and they say that while many have been turned on already, all of them will be flowing again by Memorial Day at the latest! Happy slurping everybody!