Only the rent is cheaper, one bedroom apartment 900$. When they make you a janitor, cause that is what deafies are supposed to be good at (in my company we are three deafies, and my two MA degrees did not enable me land another job), 900$ rent sounds very expensive. You will have to work weekends too and forget about your hobbies and creative dreams. Even to find a wife, I guess, is difficult when they pay you 10$ an hour (two pasta dishes, a salad and two soda cost 70$ in a restaurant here.... so no girl should expect to be wined by a janitor here lol).
With two MA's you may be overqualified. Try leaving one off the next resume and see what happens. A family friend had two MA"S and a PhD and couldn't get hired because he was overqualified and one person doing an interview told him they would look bad if they hired him and paid him what the position paid with his educational background. He left one of the MA's and his PhD off the next resume and got the job. Perhaps you need to leave NY and move to a state where the cost of living is cheaper; forget about CA, it will make NY look like a bargain!