The NY dollar is only equaled to $0.76 compared to the American dollar. Costs to build and live in NY exceed other American cities significantly. I think when people weigh the opportunity costs of living in NY the pros beat the cons. It is expensive, but wages are higher, and because there are no other cities quite like it (being the hub of business/stock market/foreign interaction) people are immediately and inevitably attracted. The fact that the NY dollar has a value decrease is negligible compared to what you are getting in return.-Hayley O'Neil
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