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New York City
It's densely populated and hectic, but this is New York City after all. Often labeled the cultural capital of the world, whatever you need/want, you'll find it here (except for low rent). There is an over-abundance of everything from cafes to nightlife, neighborhoods to wander, communities to join, beautiful parks, cuisine from around the world, all kinds of activities, Broadways shows and free concerts and on and on. It is expensive to live here though but you get plenty in return if you can swing the high costs, making a great short term splurge for remote workers.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 5431 4700 ${ selected_currency } per month in New York City, with an average rent of 2891 2502 ${ selected_currency }.
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 2891 2502
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 383 331
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 656 568
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 72 62
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 326 282
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 45 39
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 220 190
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 78 67
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 30 26
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 100 87
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 74 64
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 195 169
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 55 48
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 197 170
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 109 94
${ selected_currency } 5431 4700
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
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My favorite place to work is the NYC public library on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. The building is gorgeous, there are a variety of rooms to choose from, including some grand halls full of books and artwork. It's free and there is reliable wifi too.
By Jean P. Workspaces
Industrious (has four locations in NYC) with a mix of private offices, beautiful shared spaces, conference rooms, unlimited free amenities and food, and exclusive networking events. A/D/O is a former warehouse-turned-design space in Greenpoint and it's a great option for those looking for a beautiful and free (a rare combo) place to work. WeWork offers basically every level of membership you can imagine. You can opt for desk space at a communal table or a more private area, or if you need less office time, there's a $45/month We Membership option that gets you two workspace reservations a month with the option to buy more. There are over 50 locations in NYC alone โ€” plus worldwide offices to check out if you're a remote worker who travels alot.
By Marco D. Workspaces
Most of Manhattan is safe for pedestrians. However, late at night a taxi or rideshare is often a safer option. New York City is generally very safe for female travelers. However, when dealing with New York streets at night, women tend to be safer if they travel in groups (not alone), and if they stick to areas with plenty of people and light.
By Leah M. Safety
JOE Coffee at Cadillac House in Hudson Sq is an ideal place for you if feel guilty about buying a $3 coffee and then spending the entire day occupying a table at a coffee shop. It's an innovative new space that provides a free coworking environment to anyone whoโ€™s willing to stare at a couple of new Cadillacs on their way to sit down.
By Ali T. Workspaces
Ludlow Coffee Supply in the Lower East Side is a very quiet spot, perfect for coworking.
By Richard F. Workspaces
Average weather in New York City
Most common months to visit: April - June, September - November
What to know
Main airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
English (de facto)
Tap water
15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps
Uber, Lyft