Moving your life to New York City is no easy feat, especially if you rent a walk-up apartment. And even once you’re settled in, keeping up with the demands of daily city life can get really expensive. Before you know it, you’re dropping hundreds of dollars a week just on lunch — and don’t even get us started on how much movies cost.
To give your bank account some breathing room and help you maintain a budget, we rounded up some must-have money saving apps you need to download before heading up to the Big Apple. All you have to do is purchase a monthly subscription and you’ll have unlimited access to all their services. From coffee to concerts, it’s basically like having an unlimited monthly MetroCard for all your favorite things.
Gone are the days of racing home to make sure your package was delivered safely or having things inconveniently sent to your office. For $79 per month, Doorman allows you to schedule as many deliveries as you want, whenever it’s most convenient for you. The company intercepts your packages at their warehouse and keeps them secure until you’re actually at home to receive it.
At $35 per month, you can join the shop’s coffee club and get all-you-can-drink coffee, tea, lattes, and espresso. The catch is, you’ll have to make the trek down to their East and West Village locations. If you live or work in the neighborhood, you definitely need to get on this.
This app isn’t exactly unlimited, but it might as well be. For the low price of $9.99 per month, you can choose one drink a day at plenty of the local bars Hooch is partnered with around town. In short, you’re basically paying the price of one drink to be able to have 30 in total throughout the month. Not too shabby, if you ask us.
It’s time to stop spending $15 on that salad you buy for lunch every day. Instead, let Meal Pal take care of all your food for the week while you’re at work for as little as $6 per meal. If you’re feeling extra lazy, they have dinner subscriptions, too.
Movie prices have skyrocketed in the past few years, but this app found a way to make the movie theaters just like Netflix. $9.99 per month lets you see as many movies as you want anywhere in the country. Sadly it doesn’t include popcorn and candy, but maybe you can use all the money you saved on tickets for snacks.
You may need a break from the city from time to time, and flying out west is the way to go. All-you-can-fly is now a thing for $1,950 per month to any of the app’s destinations, including L.A. and Lake Tahoe.
Pamper yourself with a wax membership that gets you unlimited waxing for $99 per month. An eyebrow wax here and there may be no big deal, but those numbers add up.