FOLLOWUP: New York City on $2/day

Following up on yesterday’s post, I counted all of the change in my desk drawer this morning, and instead of being twice what I had it was home, when I eliminated all of the pennies, it was about half of what I had at home. But that’s still not bad. Here’s the breakdown:

Quarters $26.00
Dimes $17.00
Nickels $9.00
Total $52.00

With the $117 from home, that brings the grand total to $169.00. I’m a little disappointed because I thought it might be more, but there were a lot more pennies than I realized, and I wasn’t going to count them. Even so, $169 is plenty for a good meal and some drinks.

Also, it is a great relief to finally be rid of all of this change. My desk drawer here at work looks so empty now. I guess I’ll have to start filling it up again for next year.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.