We collected the materials about organizing a trip to New York! Now let’s talk about how to find apartments for rent in New York City, what you need to consider when doing this, where it is better to stay, and much more.
Variety of Choices
In New York, you always have a choice – food, clothing stores, entertainment, and, of course, places to stay while traveling. Hotels, hostels, motels at the entrance to the city, private apartments, rooms with local residents, or free accommodation through couchsurfing – the choice is vast and the price offers are just as varied.
Apartment VS Hotel in New York
We always recommend living in apartments, whether you are going to America or India. After all, acquaintance with the country, its culture, and peculiarities of life does not begin near monuments or museums, but where you settle. Think how different apartments and life are all over the world! When you choose a regular hotel, you don’t see all this because hotel rooms are basically the same all over the world.
Renting an apartment or room is in most cases cheaper than renting a hotel room of the same size and with similar conditions.
When you rent an apartment or a room, you get a nice bonus in the form of a kitchen. This will especially appeal to those who travel with children, are on a special diet, want to save on food, and cook all their own meals using products from the nearest supermarket.
Rental Conditions in New York
It all depends on which type of accommodation you choose. For example, through different websites, you can find a hotel or hostel with free reservations and pay upon arrival. If you book a room or an apartment, then it is always a 100% prepayment, plus interest to the booking service itself.
Each hotel, hostel, or apartment owner describes in detail the conditions that it offers to its guests. It is essential to read them! Indeed, often people see an acceptable price and book accommodation only according to this criterion, and then they arrive at the place, settle down and understand that a lot of things simply do not suit them.
Housing Prices in New York
The price, of course, depends on the area and the conditions offered. If you try, you can find the following prices:
- Manhattan from $60 per day;
- Brooklyn from $35-40 per day;
- Queens from $35-40 per day;
- Staten Island from $35 per day;
- Bronx from $30 per day.
How to prove to the landlord that I am a reliable tenant? What are the requirements for financial solvency?
As a rule, it is required that your annual income is equal to at least 40-50 monthly rent. For example, if your rent is $2,000, you will need to prove that your annual income (before taxes) is at least $80,000. If you live with a partner or rent an apartment with friends, your payment may be combined for these calculations. Your financial position may also be improved if you provide evidence of savings or assets in the form of shares, real estate, or bank deposits.