10. Having a roommate is not optional
Most New York citizens that simply can’t afford the high life will need to take on at least one if not multiple roommates in order to make ends meet. Most anywhere else in the US it is possible to take on more roommates and still have adequate space, meaning a room for everyone and plenty of breathing space in between. In New York it is necessary to share breathing space most times just to pay the rent and have a little left over.