cost of living

Money Goals

Five Badass Homes for $15,000 and Up for People Who Refuse to Pay Mortgages

Home prices are at a record high. Instead of giving up on ever owning a house or committing to a monster mortgage, consider these alternative housing options.
Evie Carrick

The Truth About How Much Happiness Money Can Buy

Yes, money helps you like your life, but how much you enjoy it depends on how you get it and how you spend it.
Paulette Perhach
making it

What it costs to live in Berlin

VICE News spent a day with a comedy club owner to see how he keeps a creative venture running in a changing city.
Milena Mikael-Debass
On Edge

My Husband and I Are Seriously Questioning Whether to Raise our Kid in the City

This time, when we sat down to talk about it, I taped our conversation.
Kate Lunau

What it costs to live in San Francisco

VICE Money spent a day with a state university professor to see how her family of four deals with the city’s high cost of living.
Milena Mikael-Debass

What it costs to live in Toronto

Milena Mikael-Debass
New music

Providence Punks Downtown Boys Announce Album and Share Opening Track "A Wall"

'Cost of Living' is out on August 11th.
Phil Witmer

Making It: What it costs to live in London

Milena Mikael-Debass

Rent-Striking London Students Won Compensation for Their Crappy Housing

Their dorms were turned into a building site so they refused to pay rent.
Simon Childs
New York

New York Just Approved a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Workers

This minimum wage hike could benefit up to 3 million New York residents, a group that are mostly women, black, Latino, or Asian-American.
Javier Cabral
fuck london week

No Money, No Space, No Time: How London Has Forced out Musicians

It didn't used to be this bad. What the hell went wrong?
Joe Zadeh

​How Do Psychics Survive in New York City?

Even as Manhattan becomes more and more unaffordable, fortune tellers—and their ubiquitous neon signs—have flourished in even the wealthiest neighborhoods. How are they hanging on?
John Surico