We haven't had enough "it's too gosh darn hard to live in New York City On just $250,000 per year" articles lately. It's a shame. I hoped that maybe if we had a few more of them a couple of people reading - or even writing them !! - might make the obvious leap to the conclusion that... oh, yah, might be kinda hard on $50,000 per year too.
Life is harder than it should be for various reasons, even for people who make $250K annually, but life is (generally) harder for people who make much much less than that.