Many of us are forced to shift to new place for professional reasons or just because we have bought a new apartment at a place that is far away from where we are currently living. If you are moving from a town to a village or a metro city to a town, you will find a remarkable markdown on your cost of living. However, if the opposite happens, you will start panicking about how to make both ends meet.
That was my biggest concern when I decided to shift to a big city having much higher living cost. I spent sleepless nights for a few days, thinking that I would never be able to live comfortably at our new flat. However, I discovered that I had been torturing myself with unnecessary worries that ceased to exist over time. So what restored my confidence that I could easily manage was my logical effort to cut coats according to cloth.
Now I want to share some simple tips with you as to how you can make up for the higher living cost at a new location.
Find out a low-rent house
Housing expenses eat a big chunk of our monthly income. Usually, shifting comes with a promotion that, in turn, will earn you a better pay package and it will help you offset increased housing expenses. You should shop around to find out a rented apartment that fits your preference but never causes discomfort to your pocket. First, I checked out the cost of accommodation in the new city and then evaluated what percentage of my earning could be spent on that purpose.
After shopping for 2-3 days, I found a mid-range apartment seated between cheap area and posh locations. Before inking an agreement with the landlord, I compared the housing prices within my budget limit. However, I also made it sure if the location I chose would feel like home so that I could comfortably live with my new neighbors.
Cope with inconvenience:
After paying housing rent, you are less likely to be left with a hefty sum to live a luxury life. Remember that there are much differences between leading a life comfortably and in luxury. There are so many things you may have to sacrifice to remain within your budget. You will miss your outings at night to enjoy life at pubs or likes but it is worth adjustment.
Use bicycle to go to office, market or any place. Not only you will be able to save on car fuel but can also easily manage to make your way through the crowd. And car parking can peel a good slice off your bank account? You can also save that figure.
Cut on your hotel bill:
Do you have a habit of dining out almost regularly? If yes, then you need to restrict your habit as it will badly hit your monthly budget. Dishes prepared at home are really tasty and healthy. Furthermore, these will save you heavy expenses on dining out in restaurants.