Moving from New York to California can be unnerving especially when you don’t know what to expect. Such a long distance move can be time consuming and there are some things you should know beforehand. Fortunately, we’ve taken the liberty of answering the most frequently asked questions concerning a cross-country move from New York to Los Angeles.

How Much Does it Cost to Move to New York City?

Location means everything and if you are moving within an hour of the city you can expect $10,000 in the first month of your move. Furthermore, you can expect to spend more on food and entertainment if you’re looking to have a little fun upon arrival. However, if your move is a little longer and maybe includes air travel you may end up spending around $14,000.

What is the cheapest place to live in NYC?

Below are a few potential affordable neighborhoods in New York City to check out.

  • Inwood, Manhattan
  • Murray Hill, Manhattan
  • Bedford Park, The Bronx
  • Flatbush, Brooklyn
  • Washington Heights, Manhattan

How Much Does it Cost to Move to San Francisco?

To move to San Francisco you’ll need to have saved a bit in order to afford housing and food if you haven’t yet procured employment. Even if you have a job secured, you should come with at least $5000-$10,000 upon arrival so that you have time to get yourself situated and maybe even enjoy leisurely activities in the meantime.

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in the San Francisco area?

  • Oceanview
  • Excelsior
  • Outer Sunset
  • Bernal Heights
  • Financial District

How Much Does it Cost to Hire Movers in NYC or SF/LA ?

Based on estimates from reputable sources, the majority of moving companies will charge anywhere from $100 to $150 per hour. A six hour move can cost $750 in total.

Since we know that moving can be costly, here are some tips to help you in case you’re wondering how you can save money when moving.

  • Be sure to reuse your packaging material.
  • Clean out your home and sell the things you no longer use.
  • Try not to over extend and spend modestly on your new place.
  • Ask your moving company for a fixed rate.
  • Ask your friends and family for help with packing.

Long Distance Moving Companies

There are many questions that arise when you make this type of cross-country move; here’s a bit of information that will save you time and help you organize your move better.

How long will the moving companies store your stuff? Up to 90 days free of charge, beyond that, you’ll need to pay for additional services.

Do movers pack your boxes for you? Should you request these services, the movers will pack and unpack for you.

 What are  the best qualities of a good moving company?

  • Awesome customer service
  • They will provide you with an accurate estimate.
  • Companies will provide you with skilled workers and with all the relevant tools to make the move seamless.
  • Companies should provide storage for your goods.
  • Your needs should be of the utmost importance

At CNYX, we will provide you with quality service at very competitive rates. With bases located in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles, we assure you that we’ve executed these cross-country moves efficiently and successfully. If you have any questions about a long distance move in either of these locations, please don’t hesitate to call us!