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What is the average cost of living in the us?

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Nicholas Rivera on September 3, 2018

Live in an average city, I make 70K per year. After tax and etc, I am left with $3600 per month. I pay 700$ for renting only one room (shared with 4 other people). I eat ver and cheap ($20 per day for food and toothpaste, etc). That there is a minimum of$ 300 per month for car (gas + insurance + car depreciation). Each month you have to pay $500 for something random that appears (medical, cloths, car repair, new computer, gifts, urgent travel, name, etc) it just happens. I don't eat out, I don't drink, smoke, party, nothing. And at the end of the day I save $1100 per month, which goes directly to my student loans (over 50K). I have calculated this many, many times, and I am not able to pay more than $1100 to my student loans per month. I'm going to have to do this for another 7 years to pay off all my loans. Conclusion: If you make 70K a year, just to get a decent life. I don't see the point in this. If I didn't have student loans, maybe I could rent a larger room (or a study), and eating out a little more often. But again, I would still have a crapy car, crapy fabric, crapy lifestyle. Honestly, I don't know how people survive with less. Probably use a large amount of benefits like food stamps, and affordable housing. Average US GDP/person is $47000 per year. And yet 43 million Americans are on food stamps cause you can't afford the luxury of food. That is almost 1 out of every 7 Americans.


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