To live a comfortable and satisfying lifestyle in New York, even when you have roommates splitting the cost, a yearly income of $50,000 or more is ideal.
London’s stood at 8.3 million, while NYC stood at 8.4 million. London , however, has much more room for its inhabitants — it’s 138 square miles bigger than NYC . So it’s pretty safe to say that New York is way more crowded than London . London wins because it’s less crowded than New York City.
2020 Metro Area Rankings
NYC has about 8.6 million residents distributed over 302 square miles which makes it the nation’s most densely populated major city with more than twice the population of the second largest city , Los Angeles. As well, 38 of the nation’s 50 states each have less population than NYC .
Roughly 64% of the state’s population lives in the New York City metropolitan area and 40% in New York City alone.
The Chinese American population of the New York City metropolitan area was an estimated 893,697 as of 2017. New York City itself contains by far the highest ethnic Chinese population of any individual city outside Asia, estimated at 628,763 as of 2017.
|Persons 65 years and over, percent|| 17.0%|
|Female persons, percent|| 52.6%|
|Race and Hispanic Origin|
|White alone, percent|| 64.6%|
Manhattan’s Land Value Is an Incredible $1.74 Trillion – Bloomberg.
“I definitely think you can live comfortably on a salary of $50,000, even in New York City ,” says Haskins. “It’s an expensive city, but I think if you know where your money is going and you recognize what your priorities are, it’s totally doable.”
$80k is enough technically but it would be a far more comfortable situation to split a place 2 or 3 ways if hell bent on living in Manhattan. Wouldn’t leave you with a lot left over after paying a $2,000 rent bill plus all utilities on your own.
You can absolutely live in NYC for 30- 35k .