Living costs in the US will vary widely depending on which state and city you choose to live and study in.
The major living costs in the US will be rent, food and transportation. Depending on your city and state, different options will be available. Food is generally less expensive than in European cities, particularly in terms of produce, meats and other fresh foods.
Transportation will depend on whether or not you choose to have a car, how far you will need to commute from your home to your school or work, and what the public transportation options and fares are in the city you choose to live in. Bus fares in the US can to range from $3 to $7 depending on the city and how far you have to go; monthly passes can range from $75 to $200, and may provide unlimited access to the buses and subways in the network. Your educational institution may also offer public transit passes at a discounted rate, or as part of your tuition.
Rent will vary greatly depending on where you choose to live and whether you choose to live on your own or with a roommate. Rents range from 400$/month for a one-bedroom apartment in some cities, to 1000$/month for a tiny bachelor in others. Some of the most expensive cities in the US are found on the coasts, including Manhattan, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. Some of the least expensive cities are found in the Central US, including cities in Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia and Missouri.
Below you'll find a table showing comparative rents for major US cities across the country.
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