“While money can’t buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.”
– Groucho Marx
According to a hasty Goggle search that I conducted, the cost of living in New York City is roughly 200% more expensive than it is in Iowa. Considering the fact that half a million will get you a mansion in my area, I assume that the price difference is actually a lot greater.
Of course there is a trade-off. While you can have a massive house and spend your days riding around on horses and shooting guns, there’s not a lot of other stuff to do. Most of the museums are pretty lacking and there aren’t a lot of quality ethnic restaurants. Also, outside of the school year, things are pretty dead.
My various business ventures are currently doing well enough that I can support myself. I plan on being on my own within the next month.
While I was originally planning on living in the states, I’ve decided to spend some time abroad. The place I’m going is cheaper than Iowa, and has a lot more to do. I’m excited to spend my days honing my boxing skills, and my evenings making money.
The weather is going to be nice, the food is some of the best in Latin America, and they have great beaches.
I’m pretty excited for my move and I’ll actually spend less than I do now.