New York ain't cheap. We know that because we live here. That said, it's nice to read that there are at least a few places that are even more expensive in the Big Apple.
That said, according to some reports, the middle class in New York have it particularly rough
"Once you adjust New Yorkers' seemingly high incomes for the cost of living, the middle class fares poorly... You can live in Houston for $50,000 a year at the same standard as you would in Manhattan with a $123,000 income or in Queens with $86,000. All of which has led to a middle-class outmigration from the city in recent years, even as the local economy enjoyed financial-sector profits unlikely to ever be seen again."
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