hipstermafia wrote: thelaststraw05 wrote: hipstermafia wrote:
i'm not sure you're doing that math right, but to each their own
I have done a much more thorough to the dollar budgeting with my wife. In addition to the economic advantage of better being able to get a job in Chicago, it is in fact cheaper.
I apologize for not being willing to share in greater detail my personal budget with someone on the internet.
i'm certainly not asking you to, or trying to sway you either way - i think both are great schools and i'm about to make the decision between the two myself, but COA at georgetown is not 70k if your wife is already footing the bill for rent in dc
I am using cost of attendance as a general indicator for discussion of my budget on the internet. When I move to Ann Arbor my wife will be taking a roommate and our living expenses in DC will be half what they are currently. So my
living expenses in Ann Arbor will be more than offset by the decrease of living expenses DC. As you may know, the cost of living in DC is a tad higher than Ann Arbor.
I really do know a fair bit about my budget and have it worked out pretty finely.
I guess I will add a disclaimer to a post about my budget that your
mileage may vary and it may or may not make economic sense for others to make similar decisions. Each individual should weigh different factors that personally affect their
decision.If anyone has any desire to continue this discussion please PM me.