There’s not a girl in the world who doesn’t fantasize of leaving her Manhattan apartment in brand new Manolo Blahniks and ordering a cosmopolitan for brunch, while at the same time, the man of her dreams docks his yacht in Port de Monaco with sun on his cheeks and wind in his hair. It’s a rosy phantasy, indeed, but an extravagant one as well.
And, unfortunately, dreaming is all that us urban dwellers can do. Though surrounded by all kinds of shopping frenzies and expensive delights, a majority of those who live in the big cities are compelled to get comfortable with a frugal lifestyle. The good news is – it can be just as fun.
Here’s how to enjoy New York, Tokyo or London, while sticking to a reasonable budget.
1. Go Where the Bohemians Are
If you’ve already chosen to pursuit your dream in one of those picturesque metropolises, no one can or should try to change your mind. But, not all of New York is Fifth Avenue and not all of Paris is Champs-Élysées – in order to survive in the big city, you’ll need to be smart about your neighbourhood choices.