Coworking is a growing trend among New York’s freelancers, especially for the tech set. Instead of plugging away in their pajamas or snagging a spot at the wi-fi cafe, coworker prefer a more organized, office atmosphere.
But how much does it really save, or cost, to rent a desk in this kind of co-working space?
According to a study from Deskwanted.com, a startup that helps users find coworking and shared office space.
A dedicated desk in a coworking space with full facilities and 24/7 access costs an average of $424 a month in New York, only slightly above the national average.
Switching to business hours only cuts the cost to just $227 a month. Not bad when you consider that it costs $1312 a month it costs to maintain a workspace in traditional corporate office.
According to Deskwanted.com, there are now 18 coworking spaces in New York including New Work City in SoHo and Hive at 55 in the Financial District, with new spaces set to come online soon.
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