albanach wrote:crossingforHYS wrote:Hi ya'll, in your opinion would 8,00 purely for food and other living expenses (not rent) be enough for the year?
I dont drink much (if at all) if that helps.
let me know what yall think?
I presume you meant $8,000. So about $150/week or $600ish a month.
I'd expect that would be plenty for most people, but it will be dependent on where you live and whether or not you live alone. If you share an apartment, you will have lower utility costs. If you use a prepaid cell phone you can save money - especially if you don't need to be on the phone all the time. If you need an iPhone, that's about 15% of your monthly budget right there. If you need to drive to school, that's another big expense.
Presumably you have some idea of how much your current cost of living runs? Are you expecting anything in particular to be cheaper or more expensive in Charlottesville? If so, tell us what it is and we might be better able to answer.
yep, I meant 8,000.
I am currently in Los Angeles, so I think my living expenses might be higher. My utilities are included in my rent budget, so the 8,000 would be only for other things. The phone is on my parents plan and I think they will keep it that way--its a blackberry.
I wont drive to school (I do now) but I won't be bringing my car. So that's another expense I can subtract. I quess clothing, coffee and food budget would be what I would spend money on? and some of it maybe on furniture.....does that sound better for Charlottesville?
Let me know what you all think.
Thank you for the help you already gave!!!