Article is property of Broke-Ass Stuart.
Originally published on May 30th, 2017.
San Francisco is a lot of things, but cheap isn’t one of them. For instance, as of 2015 the rent for a one bedroom apartment was over three times what I paid for a two bedroom duplex around the same time in Boise, ID. Being new to the “real world” – AKA having your first real job, being out on your own – is a different case in San Francisco than anywhere else. Specifically, it’s a more expensive case. A California minimum wage job is nowhere near enough to pay normal rent in San Francisco.
That said, how does one afford to have fun? It seems nearly impossible with all of these factors in play, but I want to throw some ideas out that will make it a little bit easier to be able to have a good time and not be struggling for cash in the expensive yet wonderfully diverse and exciting hub that is San Francisco.
Learn more about how to afford fun in SF by reading my article here.