Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

A Week In NYC On $600 A Month

  1. Begin

    SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar. (Thanks, New York mag, for the inspiration.)

    Today, a 19-year-old college student attending a private university and studying journalism and business.


    Industry: Student
    Age: 19
    Location: New York, NY
    Paycheck Amount: I have a part-time job in my school’s admissions office. My paycheck is about $300 every two weeks. Sometimes I work extra weekend events, so it goes up and down.
    # of roommates: 3

    Monthly Expenses
    Tuition: My tuition covers my housing. In total, tuition is about $16,000 a year, or $1,500 every month.
    Loan Payments: I haven’t started paying student loans yet. My parents took out large loan, and I have one of smaller value in my name.
    Utilities: Wifi, heat/air conditioning, electric, and water are all covered in tuition.
    Transportation: $40 on a metro card every two to three weeks
    Phone Bill: On parent's plan
    Health Insurance: Parent’s plan
    Savings: Just started my first savings account, so it’s building. I take about $20-50 out of every paycheck and put it into savings.
    Spotify Student: $4.99
    Netflix: Mooch off friends. $0


    Begin Slideshow
  2. SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    0 of 8
  3. SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    1 of 8
  4. SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    2 of 8
  5. SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    3 of 8
  6. SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    4 of 8