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San Francisco is recognized as one of the most famous cities in the United States. The climate is mild throughout the year, the scenery is stunning, and the diverse public is there like in any other part of the united states. If you are moving to California, the following info will give you basically how to know about the average prices of various necessities which you will encounter in the city to aid you to calculate the revenue to live in the beautiful town as a professional, an unemployed job-seeker, or as a student. Remember that these are average prices which we have mentioned here.
Rental charges in San Francisco
Rental charges in San Francisco have increased quickly. Data from January 2020 tells that the rent of a single bedroom apartment in San Francisco is about $3,500, whereas the rent of a median across all homes is about $4,300. For an individual who is moving from a less expensive area of the United States, like the Midwest or the South, this amount outright fears or invoke shock. Despite everything, in cities, for instance, Memphis or Cincinnati, a per month amount of $3,500 could provide a comfy home along with a yard, enough money for necessities. After paying for all this still, you will have some pocket money.
The good news is that the cost of rent for the median is $3,500. There are few lavishly wealthy parts of the city where the charges for rents are even exceeding $10,000 per month. However, there are also few areas where the rental costs are far under $3,500
Transportation Costs in San Francisco
Once you can secure an affordable rental place, San Francisco, you have to search a way to move around. Per the US Census Bureau, it takes 32.8 minutes to arrive at your workplace in San Francisco, which is approximately 6 minutes above the national average, which is 26.4-minutes. There is one possibility to improve this time average by having your car, but the cost of this will far higher.
Whereas you can find free parking outside the center of the city quickly, if you are searching for daily access to the parking city center, you have to pay regular parking charges about $27.42, in accordance to the Parkopedia 2017 statistics. For monthly rates of parking, the same study mentions prices around $310.04 in San Francisco.
One more significant expense of owning a car in San Francisco is petrol. For a gallon of gasoline, the average price in San Francisco is $4.20 per gallon during May 2019. This thing makes San Francisco the utmost costly town in California, and ultimately the maximum expensive state of the US due to the high fuel prices.
If you are searching for some affordable options for transportation, definitely the best choice would be public transport. You can purchase a monthly pass cable car service and bus spending just $78, whereas a pass that provides the right to use BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains along with the previous two services within San Francisco expenses $94. Both of these passes are cheap comparing to the transport passes in various other big cities like New York ($116.50) and Chicago ($105.)
Working in San Francisco
A professional living style in San Francisco is costly as compared to living as a student. The good thing is that the wage for professional careers is more significant in San Francisco as compared to any other city in the US. A monthly salary of around $5,000 lets you reside in an average apartment and fulfill necessities every month. In contrast, you will save some money for unexpected costs like dental care or car repairs, etc. or savings. That sums to $60,000/year. With quality education and skills, such works are abundant in this city.
Utility expenses in San Francisco
Utilities are the only expense where residents of San Francisco have to take a break. Bills to city residents are below the national average. It is mainly due to the pleasant weather of the city. Summers are hot, and winters are not unusually cold. The essential utilities, i.e., electricity, heating, cooling, water, trash, etc. of a 915 square foot apartment cost about $154 per month.4 Budget-conscious residents can quickly reduce the amount by using and managing energy-saving bulbs and appliances.
Food prices in San Francisco
The residents of San Francisco pay more for food than any of the other cities in the United States. The average cost of 1 gallon of milk is about $4; a loaf of white bread costs about $3; One dozen eggs costs about $3; boneless skinless chicken breast cost around $6 per pound.
In San Francisco, a typical family spends about $5,200 a year on groceries or about $430 in a month. It is lower than in other metropolitan areas such as San Diego but higher than in Los Angeles.
Life of Student in San Francisco
The bay area has a great attraction for students. Several well-known schools made the region much attractive. There are also dozens of highly paid employers in nearby Silicon Valley, and local universities hire many of them. However, before moving to San Francisco and attending school, we recommend that you know how much money you will need to survive.
Students can save on San Francisco rent by living with their roommates. Sharing the apartment with 3 other students will cut down your share of a 3-bedroom apartment from $6,300 to $2,100.11. The bill will also be a quarter of the cost of living alone. Food is still expensive, and transportation is not an issue because as long as you rent a house a few steps from campus.
Job-hunting in San Francisco
From the above information, it is clear that San Francisco is a difficult choice to live if you do not have a steady salary. Although if you are moving to the city with enough saved money, the city’s high costs can end up your savings in no time. California offers unemployment aids, a maximum of weekly $1,300 conditional on your salary, which could not reasonably be adequate to escape dipping into reserves.
However, there is good news for job-seekers in this city. The unemployment rate of San Francisco was 2.7%, as of January 2020, approximately 1% below the national rate of unemployment, which is 3.6. Above all, if you have acquired trending and in-demand skills, you will get a job fast in San Francisco. It is recommended that it is a wise decision to have up to 6 months of living expenditures saved up while moving to the city without a proper job. That means nearly $25,000-$30,000 for San Francisco.
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Pros and Cons Living in San Francisco
- Immense opportunities for Job;
- Pleasant environment;
- The top dog-friendly city among the US;
- Number of transportation options;
- A lot of outdoor activities for pleasure time
- Sky-high prices of almost everything;
- Traffic is much high;
- Gasoline prices are high;
- Finding an affordable place to live is a hard job.
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By Prerana Agarwal Saxena
In all the wedding excitement, it's easy to overlook the impact a wedding has on the environment. While everyone is making their big fat Indian wedding dreams come true, they are also adding their carbon footprint and undue energy consumption. Modern couples are now looking for ways to have a wedding with a sustainably conscious mindset. It's become about incorporating less waste, locally sourced and seasonal food, natural materials over the use of plastic. Mindful wedding planning and decor includes the use of recycled paper and goods along with eco-friendly venue needs. Check out this quick guide to achieve a sustainably conscious wedding without compromising on luxury:
Choose locally sourced material to uplift artisans
Sustainable can be luxurious too, incorporate some native flavour into the decor and theme. With the use of locally sourced materials and local artisans coming into play, the wedding instantly becomes sustainable. Include the work of local vendors ensure minimal packaging requirements, thus saving on unnecessary plastic and lamination. It also decreases the need for transporting elements from other cities and hence lowers the carbon footprint. For instance, at one of our weddings, we made use of sand art for a setup in Jodhpur. This helped promote local work while also being environmentally friendly with zero wastage of other materials. In another instance from Rajasthan, the traditional glass-blown technique was used to build decor items while giving a cultural touch to the destination wedding.
Sustainable can be luxurious too, incorporate some native flavour into the decor and theme. | Photo by Jason Coudriet on Unsplash
Say yes to recycling
One should be mindful and avoid the use of plastic and other non-recyclable materials in decor wherever possible. It can be a small step such as making a conscious switch from plastic water bottles to copper jugs or glass bottles. Also use artificial floral decor thus minimising the wastage produced from real flowers. This recyclable decor is then donated to various NGOs, further ensuring sustainable use of resources. Such steps, however small they might be, keep the environment free from the release of any additional carbon footprint.
One should be mindful and avoid the use of plastic and other non-recyclable materials in decor wherever possible. | Photo by Ravin Rau on Unsplash
Go for zero-waste wedding decor
Make use of fabric as it enhances the elegance of the wedding while being sustainable. Include vibrant colours apt to the theme of the wedding and bring in bright sprightliness with breathable fabrics. Ensure to include LED lights for lighting. They can be incorporated as string lights or be used on passageways with innovative decor items. They also help conserve energy and bring in soulful energy for nighttime decor. Choose virtual invitations, keeping up with the digital times. Make a conscious choice of plated dinner menus rather than a buffet as they allow less wastage of food and ensure enough food for guests in attendance.
LEDs can be incorporated as string lights or be used on passageways with innovative decor items. | Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Include Sustainable Gifting
Gift sustainable wedding favours -- gifts that grow. Offering a plant or a succulent, is a great idea. One can also gift recycled organic fabrics and cutlery or zero-waste kitchen and bathroom essentials to use in their homes as some distinct gifting options.
Gift sustainable wedding favours -- gifts that grow. | Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash
Acting in the best interest of the environment and the society, Theme Weavers Designs has started a social cause, Weaving Hope, where a part of their earnings along with food and decor are donated to social communities. Royal Rendezvous, is an event started by us to put India on the Global Map, inviting international wedding planners to India to experience the rich culture and heritage, also employing and displaying the work of local artisans to this international audience.
By applying the values of sustainability, you can reduce the energy consumed and the resources used as much as possible. Go ahead and have a luxurious zero-waste wedding and navigate into the world of green living! (IANS/ MBI)
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The Tamil Nadu health department has administered 16,43,879 lakh doses of vaccine in the second mega vaccination camp organised by it. The state public health department in a statement on Sunday said that this has taken the total vaccination to one crore since the beginning of September till date. The vaccination was administered from 7 a.m. till 7 p.m. and the compiled data was made available late at night.
The health department officials also said that as the state has almost exhausted its quota of vaccines, there would not be any vaccines on Monday. Regular vaccination will resume after the vaccine supplies arrive from New Delhi, officials said. The state health department had expected to vaccinate 15 lakh people on Sunday in 18,824 centres spread across primary health centres, anganwadis, noon meal centres, government hospitals, schools and some auditoriums.
The health department officials also said that as the state has almost exhausted its quota of vaccines, there would not be any vaccines on Monday. | Photo by Mat Napo on Unsplash
Of the 16,43,879 people who were inoculated, a total of 10,85,097 received their first dose and 5,58,782 their second dose of vaccine, the statement said, A total of 9,66,568 people in the age group of 18-44 were vaccinated on Sunday and vaccines were administered on 5,02,578 people aged between 45- 59 in the mega vaccine camps.
State health minister Ma Subramanian, who inaugurated the vaccination at Pollachi, also visited the centres in six districts -- Coimbatore, Erode, Namakkal, Tiruppur, Dharmapuri and Salem. The state government, according to the health minister, is to receive the next allotment of vaccines on September 21. Minister while speaking to IANS said, "We will be receiving the next allotment of vaccines on September 21 itself and we will resume vaccinations immediately. The state has already touched one crore vaccine-mark in the month of September till date." (IANS/MBI)
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Festivals are just around the corner and while you brainstorm about OOTDs (outfit of the day), don't forget the right makeup. Hanisha Kapoor, COO, ArchiesBeauty.com shares makeup trends experimented by these Bollywood divas throughout 2021 for inspiration. While some stuck to the classics, others mixed it up... take a look:
The Classic Red Lip
We don't see a future where classic red lips go out of fashion. The right way to achieve this celebrity look is to focus on accentuating your lips and keeping the rest of the face minimal. Give your lips a good scrub to plump them, moisturize and follow it up with a red lip liner to define the shape of your lips. Now go on with the perfect shade of red and finish your look with a slick of eyeliner, minimal concealer, and foundation.
We don't see a future where classic red lips go out of fashion. | Photo by Ina Garbé on Unsplash
No Makeup Look
Deepika Padukon is the perfect example of a no-makeup look. This natural beauty does a wonderful job of achieving the minimal soft look by softly cover any dark spots or blemishes and highlighting features she's most proud of. To achieve this start with concealer and use small dots to brighten your darker areas like under eye, corner of the nose or upper lip, and any visible spots, and set it up with loose powder. Apply a soft pink lipstick, light blush, and mascara.
Deepika Padukon is the perfect example of a no-makeup look | Wikimedia Commons
This look shouts pink. When it comes to rosy looks, Janhavi Kapoor does a phenomenal job. Everyone should try a rosy look once in a while. As we are focusing on only one shade, this look is pretty easy to achieve. Bring out your favourite pink lipstick, favourite pink blush, and a matching shade of eye shadow. Start with the base - concealer, and foundation and set it up with loose powder. Follow it up with eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush. Remember to draw a line by not using any pink mascara, eyeliner, or a bold shade of lipstick, as this is meant to be soft on the eyes.
When it comes to rosy looks, Janhavi Kapoor does a phenomenal job. | Wikimedia Commons
Glass Skin Makeup
The glass skin makeup is inspired by Korean skincare. This look is slightly complex with an equal focus on skin before makeup, so slather on those moisturizing serums and creams to prep your skin first. Start with a highlighting primer, keep your foundation and concealer minimal to avoid looking cakey. Follow it up with soft blush & nude lips and lots and lots of highlighter. Use the highlighter on the main points of your face, like upper cheekbones, the centre of the forehead, the tip of the nose, cupid bone, and chin. If you are feeling a bit extra, don't hesitate to put some on your shoulders and collar bones. This celebrity makeup look makes your skin glow without the need for a spotlight.
The glass skin makeup is inspired by Korean skincare. | Photo by 邱 严 on Unsplash
Pop It Up
Put a zing to your party look with the pop of funky colour. This look is meant to get you in the mood of partying all night. This works with your eye makeup while keeping the rest of the face minimal. Start with the base - concealer, apply a bit extra on your eyelids to make the colour pop. Don't mind going the extra mile and colour blocking your eyes with complementary colours on eyelids and under the eye. Apply nude lipstick and a soft blush to balance your look.
This look is meant to get you in the mood of partying all night. | Pixabay
(Article originally published by N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
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