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#1 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Closed Account   13745 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

starmask2k3

Posted 18 June 2016 - 05:58 PM

how much should I save up

 

 

I will be looking for a roommate to live with and I 'm also looking for 2 jobs now so when I get  there I will have 2 jobs should I save up 2 months of rent and food

 

thanks



#2 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Closed Account   13745 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

starmask2k3

Posted 18 June 2016 - 05:59 PM

I'm thinking 1,500 or 2,000 should be good



#3 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6692 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:43 PM

I'm thinking 1,500 or 2,000 won't get you through a single month. LA is expensive.



#4 soulvengeance   Beating dead horses CAGiversary!   4229 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

soulvengeance

Posted 18 June 2016 - 08:00 PM

My friend lives in LA.  You better go with at least 5 grand, and that might last you a month.



#5 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Closed Account   13745 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

starmask2k3

Posted 19 June 2016 - 03:14 PM

rent will be 500 to 700 a month with everything



#6 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   6692 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2016 - 05:18 PM

Good luck finding anything that low.

#7 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Matt Young

Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:39 PM

rent will be 500 to 700 a month with everything


That is just 100% incorrect. You could maybe rent a single room from somebody for that much. But even a tiny apartment in the worst part of LA will cost double that.

#8 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Closed Account   13745 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

starmask2k3

Posted 20 June 2016 - 04:30 AM

i'm getting a "Roommate'



#9 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2034 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2016 - 12:09 AM

how much should I save up

 

 

I will be looking for a roommate to live with and I 'm also looking for 2 jobs now so when I get  there I will have 2 jobs should I save up 2 months of rent and food

 

thanks

Stay in east side Long Beach 90802/90804 for awhile till you're stable. Rent is affordable. It's like a 40 minutes drive to DTLA. You can metro blue line train to Los Angeles if you want. 10 minutes bike ride to the beach. Lots of bar, restaurants, and clubs near the area. Small hipster/gay/diverse community. I had a 600 sqft studio for $800. Damn I missed that place. Lots of good memories. Things I don't like: Car parking is a bitch after 6pm. Lots of one way street. Get a road/fixie bike. Also, I don't recommend walking at night by yourself. Some part of LB is so ghetto. Be careful.

 

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#10 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   3269 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2016 - 09:39 PM

I live in LA (born, raised, and lived for the last 34 years).  Read the comments and you will find your answers because I don't need to repeat the same shit that has already been said.  $2,000 won't get you shit living in LA.  Believe that.



#11 Kapone360   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Kapone360

Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:43 AM

Yeah I don't want to be bursting the bubble on your dreams but you better at least triple that amount. If you have a car assuming you do, your factoring that in hopefully right (gas, insurance, car payment if there is one). If your planning on doing the uber route that gets expensive every day. Food and drink is expensive too and when your saying your getting a roommate is it some random person? or an actual friend you can trust? If its a random person I would scrap the idea of LA.

 

Utilities add up quick, internet, electric, water, trash, gas (depends what kind of place your at) I say a good rule of thumb is factoring in at least $150 a month at the very least.

 

Your lucky if you end up finding a 2 bedroom under $1,200 that isn't complete garbage in a crime filled location. Most places require first months rent and some require last months up front as well. You gotta save up more. 



#12 NeedleInTheHay   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1104 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

NeedleInTheHay

Posted 03 December 2017 - 12:54 AM

Dude it's expensive as hell out here, I wouldn't dare move to LA without at least 10 grand in savings.

#13 JoshTX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2483 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2017 - 08:21 PM

The bigger question is why? Unless you are moving there for an already established career or you have family already there that can provide a support system, it's not worth it. 



#14 Imogenewap  

Imogenewap

Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:39 AM

If you're going to be living and working downtown, you basically don't need a car lol... Others can chime in with more experience but parking is expensive and spots are few.