Relocating to one of the world’s most populated cities could be initially thrilling, but discouragement might set in if you know of the expenses. Speaking of moving in, one has to consider the cost before hitting the road. While it is easy to estimate the average cost of moving in New York, it is more effective to look into certain factors that prevail while relocating. These factors determine how much or little the cost of moving in NY will be.
The first thing to consider while calculating moving costs is how far your present location is to NYC. If you’re moving in from another country, then you may have to hire an international moving company. In this case, too, certain things, such as the distance between the two countries have to be considered. For example, the price of moving in from Canada will definitely not be as high as the price of moving in from Australia. The mode of transportation should also be considered. Shipping by sea is always the cheapest option, while shipping by air is the most expensive. Each journey will always involve transportation by road, even if it’s from the sea or airport to the final destination. It can also be the case that the entire journey will be by road. Furthermore, the routes plied also determine the cost. If the routes plied are popular routes, then there are high tendencies of competition among moving companies. This competition makes the price cheaper compared to routes that are not plied frequently.
In case you’re moving in from somewhere within the country, the distance will definitely be considered. More detailed breakdowns may also factor in the size of the apartment and the floor you’re moving into. For instance, moving from a one-bedroom apartment on the first floor to a 3-bedroom apartment on the fifth floor might not be as expensive as moving from a 3-bedroom apartment on the third floor to a two-bedroom apartment on the fifth floor. The ease of movement is also factored in; whether there’s an elevator or you’ll have to use the stairs.
After factoring in the distance, the next thing to look at is the load being moved. You must consider the number of boxes, the size of the furniture, whether such furniture is coupled or dismantled, and how much heavy load there is. The size of the truck you choose to hire also has some weight on the total cost of moving. The bigger the truck, the higher the price.
However, the moving company you have chosen may offer to charge you per hour or by weight or a flat rate. The median amount charged by most trusted moving companies is $95 per hour and it could take between 4 and 5 hours to complete a task for a studio or a 1 bedroom apartment. On the other hand, the rate of weight is usually $0.50 per lbs with a minimum of 2000lbs when you are moving from popular cities. In fact, you can get a flat rate of $1200.
The amount of time taken to move, and the particular time of the month that you plan to move in also affects your total cost. For example, moving into a 3-bedroom apartment takes more time than moving into a 1-bedroom apartment. Also, moving in the middle of the month can be cheaper than moving at the end of the month when the demand for such services is high.
Thus, transportation into New York from other countries may range from $1,000 to about $10,000. Packing and unpacking cost at least $100, but usually run into a few hundred dollars. Moving insurance should cost at least $100 and may cost more if you’re transporting high value or rare goods. In case you need to store your goods at any point in time, it costs at least a $100 per month for small 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom apartments and may increase if these factors differ.
Considering these heavy costs of moving alone, apart from the cost of renting an apartment, it is advisable to opt for a co-living arrangement. This way, the cost of rent and movement is reduced for you.
SharedEasy does a great job of making co-living arrangements that offer security and high compatibility of housemates. Reach SharedEasy coliving company for the best coliving arrangement offers.