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General

New York, as one of the most important and influential cities in the world, is the most populous city in the US with more than 8 million inhabitants. A lot of immigrants from over 180 countries live in the City. Travelers are usually attracted to its cosmopolitanism and energy. New York consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island. There is one interesting fact that New Yorkers believe that where you live and work in New York (in one of these boroughs) influence you. New York is also well-known for its cultural heritage (Empire State Building, Central Park). The City is a center for fashion, media, culture, and research. 

8.5M

residents

60M

tourists visited NYC in 2016

#2

startup ecosystem in the world


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre $ 3,085
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre $ 1,848 
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre $ 5,920 
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre $ 3,219 
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment $ 125 
  • Internet $ 60 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 3
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) $ 121 
  • Taxi 1km ride $ 1.6 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) $ 0.7
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket $ 60                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch $ 18 
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 80 
  • Beer $ 7
  • Cappuccino (regular) $ 4.2 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) $ 2 
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  $ 74 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 15 

Healthcare

New York is famous for a high standard of medical facilities. There are non-profit, government-owned and for-profit hospitals in the US. Healthcare can also be divided into private with short waiting time and public. Here is the list of hospitals in New York. If you live in the US, you have access to the best specialists and medical technology.

Medications are provided by pharmacies in New York, which can be easily found. So you can buy all prescription medicines in drug, grocery and large department stores. But keep all receipts for getting reimbursement from your health insurance provider.

Healthcare in the US is unique and uncommon among developed countries. Not so long time ago healthcare coverage started to be mandatory for everyone. However, in 2014 near 90% of the US population had health insurance. There is an official service where you can find all the information about health insurance, Medicaid (low cost and free healthcare for people with low income) and Medicare (health insurance program from the federal government).


Education

Higher education in the US is not compulsory. There are four-degree programmes:

  • Associate Degree (the lowest post-secondary academic degree − 2 years);
  • Bachelors Degree (B.A. and B.S. − 4 years);
  • Masters Degree (1-2 years depending on specialization);
  • PhD (the highest academic degree where you have to submit your research proposal − 3-5 years).

There are private and public universities in the US. Approximate prices for public universities start at $20,090 per year, for private ones − $45,370 per year.

List of colleges and universities in New York


Climate

New York, as a city with a humid subtropical climate, is a place with in average 234 days with at least some sunshine. Summers are humid and warm, winters are cold and damp. The average temperature in summer is 24°C (75°F) and in winter 2°C (35°F). Hurricanes and tropical storms are rare for this city.

 24°C

average summer temperature

C

average winter temperature


Safety

New York, as a safe city, has a safety level of 67% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 55% according to Numbeo. Furthermore, it is in the top 10 safest cities in the US. And about crime, New York is very safe for residents.

67/100

Safety Index (Citysafe)

55/100

Safety Index (Numbeo)


Economy

New York, as one of the financial centers in the world, is ranked as the first city in the world in attracting capital, business, and tourists. Almost all the largest corporations in the US and a lot of multinational companies are headquartered in New York. Furthermore, New York can be called a city with full employment, because unemployment rate there felt to 4.3% in 2017. As a global city with the constantly expanding economy and a big amount of jobs, New York is one of the major centers for professional relocation.

$1681

Minimum monthly salary

$5771

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in New York. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

Expat Meetups in New York 
InterNations 

  • General

    New York, as one of the most important and influential cities in the world, is the most populous city in the US with more than 8 million inhabitants. A lot of immigrants from over 180 countries live in the City. Travelers are usually attracted to its cosmopolitanism and energy. New York consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island. There is one interesting fact that New Yorkers believe that where you live and work in New York (in one of these boroughs) influence you. New York is also well-known for its cultural heritage (Empire State Building, Central Park). The City is a center for fashion, media, culture, and research. 

    8.5M

    residents

    60M

    tourists visited NYC in 2016

    #2

    startup ecosystem in the world

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre $ 3,085
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre $ 1,848 
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre $ 5,920 
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre $ 3,219 
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment $ 125 
    • Internet $ 60 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) $ 3
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) $ 121 
    • Taxi 1km ride $ 1.6 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) $ 0.7
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket $ 60                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch $ 18 
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course $ 80 
    • Beer $ 7
    • Cappuccino (regular) $ 4.2 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) $ 2 
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  $ 74 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat $ 15 
  • Healthcare

    New York is famous for a high standard of medical facilities. There are non-profit, government-owned and for-profit hospitals in the US. Healthcare can also be divided into private with short waiting time and public. Here is the list of hospitals in New York. If you live in the US, you have access to the best specialists and medical technology.

    Medications are provided by pharmacies in New York, which can be easily found. So you can buy all prescription medicines in drug, grocery and large department stores. But keep all receipts for getting reimbursement from your health insurance provider.

    Healthcare in the US is unique and uncommon among developed countries. Not so long time ago healthcare coverage started to be mandatory for everyone. However, in 2014 near 90% of the US population had health insurance. There is an official service where you can find all the information about health insurance, Medicaid (low cost and free healthcare for people with low income) and Medicare (health insurance program from the federal government).

  • Education

    Higher education in the US is not compulsory. There are four-degree programmes:

    • Associate Degree (the lowest post-secondary academic degree − 2 years);
    • Bachelors Degree (B.A. and B.S. − 4 years);
    • Masters Degree (1-2 years depending on specialization);
    • PhD (the highest academic degree where you have to submit your research proposal − 3-5 years).

    There are private and public universities in the US. Approximate prices for public universities start at $20,090 per year, for private ones − $45,370 per year.

    List of colleges and universities in New York

  • Climate

    New York, as a city with a humid subtropical climate, is a place with in average 234 days with at least some sunshine. Summers are humid and warm, winters are cold and damp. The average temperature in summer is 24°C (75°F) and in winter 2°C (35°F). Hurricanes and tropical storms are rare for this city.

     24°C

    average summer temperature

    C

    average winter temperature

  • Safety

    New York, as a safe city, has a safety level of 67% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 55% according to Numbeo. Furthermore, it is in the top 10 safest cities in the US. And about crime, New York is very safe for residents.

    67/100

    Safety Index (Citysafe)

    55/100

    Safety Index (Numbeo)

  • Economy

    New York, as one of the financial centers in the world, is ranked as the first city in the world in attracting capital, business, and tourists. Almost all the largest corporations in the US and a lot of multinational companies are headquartered in New York. Furthermore, New York can be called a city with full employment, because unemployment rate there felt to 4.3% in 2017. As a global city with the constantly expanding economy and a big amount of jobs, New York is one of the major centers for professional relocation.

    $1681

    Minimum monthly salary

    $5771

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in New York. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

    Expat Meetups in New York 
    InterNations 

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