NEW YORK -- From the price of gas to the cost of groceries, we're all feeling the squeeze. And that goes for rent, too.
On Thursday, CBS2's Zinnia Maldonado spoke with New Yorkers who echoed the concerns of millions in the city who think rent is too expensive and will soon be unattainable.
A rise in rent seems to be the norm in New York City. In July, the median rent in Manhattan climbed to $4,150, according to a Douglas Elliman Real Estate report. The city's median rent price hit $4,000 for the first time ever in May.
With Manhattan's staggering numbers, you may think moving to another borough might bring relief. Think again.
"Who is going to live in Manhattan now, or who's going to afford Long Island City and Greenpoint?" said Tayaba Zahra.
The cityof 3.25 percent on rent-stabilized properties -- the biggest increase in nearly a decade.
"His rent went up at least over a thousand bucks," Zahra said. "My rent also went up, but I'm in a rent-stabilized apartment so it wasn't super bad for me. But the market rate there is also very high."
"The city has become extremely out of touch with the needs of working families who are really struggling," said Margarita Prensa.
With the cost of living steadily rising throughout the entire year, it begs the question: What would it take for New Yorkers to leave?
"I think some people would stay until it's like $10,000 up," said Money Bradley.
"I think people with children are ready to get out of here. I think it's very sad," Zahra said.
Singapore is the only other city in the world that ties with New York for the highest surge in rental prices in 2022 -- an 8.5 percent increase.
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