When you move from the suburbs to the city, there are a lot of changes that you expect: taking public transportation more often, places being more crowded, prices being higher, et cetera. Some of the changes you don't quite think about, like how difficult it is to get groceries. When you're used to being able to drive to the store, stock up on essentials for the next month or so, put them in your trunk, and drive home, you're now faced with a slew of new issues. You're not always guaranteed parking. If you walk or take public transportation, you have to make sure you can carry your loot home. You have to buy food every few weeks. And, you really need to reconsider your budget.