And the thing about money is that, yes, if you've visited New York and haven't lived there, then it might be kinda confusing to you at first, especially since the money they use in New York, and the money you use in whatever Backwater, Trailer Park, Anywhere U.S.A. where you live happens to look like the same exact currency. But you're actually quite mistaken. See the money you make in New York is worth more than your shitty money. Sure a beer costs a minimum of $6, and I mean a domestic beer, and that's at a shitty place in Queens or something where it costs only $6, but nobody tells you that when you move there, and whatever job you get, you'll probably be making double (not joking at all) to what you were making anywhere else. Especially if you're just some unskilled hack like some writers I know and you're forced into awful service jobs, well, if those drinks cost double what they do in your current city of habitation (my editor just told me not to call you guys Backwater inbred hillbillies anymore... what? I didn't say "inbred" before? Are you sure? Anyway, all apologies. Sincerely, the Management.) and the entrées cost at least triple, then what's that going to do to all the checks you ring up? Yeah. Means you're going to be making a lot more money than you ever were before. It's all relative. So tell that to whatever the naysayers are sending your way before you move to NYC, because there will be plenty of them. And they'll probably be right about every other thing they've said that's shitty about New York, but about the money thing, you can at least tell them that they're wrong about that.
Now for some more of the awfulness.
(This next bit is just so I remember the shitty things that I'm thinking of for when I sit down to write again)
Everything takes two times
You will be sexually harassed
Your boss will steal from you
You will be teased for whatever race you are
You won't be able to do anything about it