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How affordable is Los Angeles for a college graduate?

I'm graduating college in several months, and I'm looking into cities to move to after graduation. I'm from the Midwest, and Los Angeles seems huge and diverse, which I would love. I'm considering West Hollywood as a living spot maybe. But in general, how affordable is living there for the college grad? And are apartments all ranging from $1000 and up each month? That's what I keep coming across. Thanks!

Asked By: - 7/15/2011
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LA isn't really affordable for college grads unless you have a high paying job. Unfortunately, our job situation is very bad here, and it is supposed to stay flat. The available jobs tend to be at a much lower salary than 2 years ago, some are paying half or less than they used to. Lots of applicants for few jobs... More
Answered By: maliboo_girl - 7/15/2011
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Compared to mos areas of the midwest (exception being downtown Chicago), Los Angeles is very expensive. A moderate one bedroom apartment would be at least $1200-$1800 depending on area. Remember things like auto and health insurance are also more than you are use to.
Answered By: A Hunch - 7/15/2011
 
Not at all. If u want to live in an area that's decent it will cost u. Unless u can get roomates to share the cost. A lot of the collage students do that. Good luck
Answered By: Leticia - 7/15/2011
 
Los Angeles usually is NOT affordable for recent college grads. Why? There are things you must consider... More
Answered By: Peedlepup - 7/15/2011
 
lost angeles is very unaffordable... but we got zillions of illegal aliens .... If they can live here so can you
Answered By: West of Encino - 7/15/2011
 
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