@JenH Ugh, DC. I feel like I'm caught in this horrible Catch-22 where I stay in DC because the jobs are here and am broke because I pay so much to live in DC and don't move away because the jobs are here and wash, rinse, repeat. I'm starting to loathe this area and fantasize about moving away.
@harperpitt Actually, DC is as expensive, cost-of-living-wise, as NYC. Public transit is less reliable, much more expensive, and has a much less extensive network here than in NYC. Really, moving to DC wouldn't be an improvement.