Can you live a healthy life on a budget? This is a question I get asked a lot. The answer is yes. Yes, you can absolutely eat healthy, exercise, and live a full life all while living within your means. I moved to NYC six years ago with a salary of $35,000 and no paid-time-off. I lived in Astoria, Queens with two roommates, paid $850 a month for rent, and commuted into midtown everyday for work. With that said, I ate super clean, practiced yoga regularly, traveled, AND managed to save $10,000 that year.