Kicking It in Washington Heights

Welcome back to “Kicking It,” where I break down how young, Jewish professionals earn, spend, save and give.

You might notice that I have less data for the Heights than I did for the UWS. That is simply because more Upper West Siders filled out the form than people living in Washington Heights. The link to the ANONYMOUS form of questions is here: https://forms.gle/L7BZBYQa5HHRidzA7.  If you are a young, Jewish Professional in your 20’s/30’s, living anywhere!, married, single, partnered etc! feel free to fill it out, so I can continue to share more data!. You can also check the form to see all the questions that were asked.

Please note that not everyone filled out the forms completely. Some people might not have known all the information or they might not have felt comfortable sharing all of the data. If a question is omitted from a person’s submission, it is because they left it blank.

PERSON #1

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Neighborhood: Washington Heights

Occupation: Looking for a job

Yearly Salary (includes bonus): Was in school, summer job +babysitting = prob around $3,000

Do you have another form of income in addition to your day job (ie additional job, help from family members etc)? If so, how much money do you make/ get from that?:Help from parents, gifts from family members, sometimes rent/ food – live nearby so lots of stealing food from home, parents still on parents insurance, phone plan

Married: No

Kids: No

Living Situation: Lives with Roommates

EXPENSES:

Total Apartment Rent (per month): $2400

Individual’s rent portion (per month): $570

Savings (per month): I’m very frugal Bc loans/was in school so was using savings

401(k) Contribution (per month): Lol currently using savings

Phone Bill (per month): 0

Medical/ Dental/ Vision (per month): $150

Internet/ Cable (per month): $15

Charity (per month):$20

Electric/ Gas/ Utilities (per month): $20

Groceries (per month): $75

Metro Card/ Car/ Transportation (per month): $100

Gym Membership (per month): 0

Subscriptions (per month): Use my grandparents Netflix lol

Dates (per month): $10

Seamless/ Eating out (per month): $20

Student Loans (per month): 0 – just graduated, dw I’m gonna have that expense soon

PERSON #2

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Neighborhood: Washington Heights

Occupation: Student

Yearly Salary (includes bonus): $10,000

Do you have another form of income in addition to your day job (ie additional job, help from family members etc)? If so, how much money do you make/ get from that?: Help from parents

Married: No

Kids: No

Living Situation: Lives with Roommates

EXPENSES:

Total Apartment Rent (per month): $2350

Individual’s rent portion (per month): $685

Internet/ Cable (per month): $23.66

Electric/ Gas/ Utilities (per month): Between $25-$60

Gym Membership (per month): $70

PERSON #3

Age: 27

Gender: Female

Neighborhood: Washington Heights

Occupation: Teacher

Yearly Salary (includes bonus): $70,000

Do you have another form of income in addition to your day job (ie additional job, help from family members etc)? If so, how much money do you make/ get from that?: Summer job pays $10,000

Married: No

Kids: No

Living Situation: Lives with Roommates

EXPENSES:

Total Apartment Rent (per month): ~$2300

Individual’s rent portion (per month): ~$800

Savings (per month): Not sure exact, but most of my paycheck

Phone Bill (per month): 0

Medical/ Dental/ Vision (per month): $300

Internet/ Cable (per month): $20

Charity (per month):$30

Electric/ Gas/ Utilities (per month): $35

Groceries (per month): $150

Metro Card/ Car/ Transportation (per month): $131

Gym Membership (per month): 0

Dates (per month): $20

Seamless/ Eating out (per month): $40

Other Misc. Expenses (per month): Clothes/accessories/makeup etc- probably around $100-$200 a month

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