You just got a job in the big city! Congrats! Just a few things you might need to know before you arrive.
First off: You've gotta find a place to stay. Your new rent will be crazy high — three or four times what you were paying before, for a place a fraction of the size.
Pretty much anything you find on Craigslist is a scam.
And get used to the idea that your landlord is a horrifying human being.
The apartment search will make you hate everything. It will be the worst experience of your entire life.
Until you move. Then that will be the worst experience of your life.
But now you're here! You survived! Now you've just gotta get yourself acclimated to the city.
You'll want to grab some stuff for your new apartment. But sorry, you won't find a Walmart anywhere close! Or the mall — those don't exist here.
Forget about having a budget. Everything is more expensive than it was back home.
Plus, none of your friends have cars, so your arms are going to fall off bringing stuff back home.
But hey, at least at the end of the night, you can kick back with your friends and drink a beer.
Oh, you should know: Beer is more expensive here. WAY more expensive. Your concept of "drink specials" is about to change.