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How much do you have to earn to be able to live in US?

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  1. rigolo

    rigolo Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Just wondering how much should you earn in US $ to be able to live in US?
    How much is your monthly expenses?
    When is considered poor in US?

    Cheers!
     
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    For me $1,500 is enough to live on in the US if you rent and have a shit poor car. It will depend on the area you are looking at, as $1,500 in Los Angeles or New York is fucking shit.
     
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    The US is a huge country... To be able to live vastly varies from place to place.. living in a suburb of Wisconsin ain't the same as living in Manhattan... The federal minimum wage is a little north of $7 if I recall correctly. According to a formula developed by MIT the practical minimum wage to be able to live in so cal, for instance is closer to $12... Of course this is BHW so you just need to wait for the broke noobs that claim you can't live with less than 10K a month to be able to pay your rent... ;)
     
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  4. rigolo

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    1500$ is for single only right?
     
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    2 bedroom 2 story apartment cost me 600 a month, plus another 300 for utilities = 900 + 300 a month extra for whatever so 1200 here in phoenix arizona and you will be solid.
     
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    15k a month - no less

    Or , skip the titty bars and you will need a lot less

    I used to live in South Florida - a fairly large house for rent, a small car and a pick up truck.

    Monthly expenses for house & utlilities, car ins., gas, food and some nick nacks came to like 2 k.

    But i am sure i could have done without the car and a much smaller house - the house i had only because of the huge garage.

    Figure 1.5 k would have been enough to get by
     
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    Holy crap! $1200 in Sydney is like one week worth of life. Two if you live like shit.
     
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  8. redrubies

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    But he was quoting Phoenix, AZ. The states aren't all the same, and the cities and towns within each state aren't even the same. It's all about location. Take Rhode Island for example. It's the smallest state in the USA. You would need millions to live in some parts of Newport, RI. 30 miles away in the poor section of Providence, RI, and you can buy a home for $30k. That is how vastly different even the smallest state in our country is.
     
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    Living in Brisbane City, Australia in a pretty sweet high rise costs me around $5k/month. A few years ago I was living on $1.8k/month. I guess this would be similar to places in the US. US$1.5k/month seems reasonable for subsistence. Probably less if you're sharing.
     
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    How much do you guys spend daily on food? I mean proper meal. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. I don't mean surviving on bread but a normal proper meal. Anyone from the US?
     
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    You should go live to Miami :D
     
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    It's such a vague question. Any dependants?

    I'd say probably $3k month to get bye.
     
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    Alright, dexter.
     
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  14. educatedfool

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    I guess, $1200 can be one minute's life in Vegas. Though, I haven't been to the US, I have heard stories and have deposited money to some in Vegas emergency, where a couple friends called me to deposit money, as they had lost the slots in one game of gambling.

    I would have called a number and enjoyed the whole night with how many every bitches I could have got for $1500, which I deposited at the time.

     
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    That will even vary greatly. Some people buy only organic and that can be expensive. Some people buy non organic, regular groceries but a lot of boxed foods. That is less expensive than all organic but more expensive than making everything from scratch. I cook and bake from scratch which is a lot cheaper than boxed foods.
     
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    Thats a hell of money for anyone living in Africa
     
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    If you can't make it in the US, then you always have welfare to fall back on. Free cellphone, free internet and cable, no utilities to pay.
     
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  18. rigolo

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    if you guys move here in Philippines, i guess your one of the richest guys here...
    i have been making 1K$/wk in IM doing not much and I guess its not enough yet :D
     
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    what i have heard from my friend is that if you work 8hrs/day in 1 week at a super mart, you can live for 1 month.. is this true?
     
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    And fear leaving your house because of all the crime around you. Welfare is not appealing like some make it out to be. Most section 8 houses are located in the worst parts of the city. Have you ever been on welfare in the US?
     
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