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cost of living in Cali compared to midwest

Discussion in 'Dental' started by letsgfuad, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. letsgfuad

    letsgfuad Member

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    So if i were to choose between USC / UoP vs. midwest schools, how much difference would i pay in houseing. Anyone have a "rough" estiment?
     
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    thedudeabides6 Junior Member

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    I can tell you that around pacific you can expect to pay from about 900 to 1500 a month, but you can definitely get way more expensive than that.
     
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    yup, 900 to 1500 for something modest is the norm around here. At least in the cities.
     
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    Wow, thats crazy. i pay 400 a month and am starving =[. thanks for the info, I may have to think twice about applying to UoP and USC. How is the city, would you guys practice there after school? Friendly people, many things to do? Thanks
     
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    Well, you are forgetting about your loans. If you get the max amount for living off-campus, you get $1925 a month while attending Pacific. I'm DEFINITELY not saying it's cheap, but it is managable. If you get into student housing you could be paying as little as ~650 for the Presidio or like ~$850 at Pacific apartments. I forget the exact numbers but those are ballpark.

    UoP is expensive but I can say that I have loved every minute of it so far. Good luck with your application choices. I hope you still consider Pacific! :)
     
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    A lot.
     
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    eapleitez Senior Member

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    I thought the Presidio apartments were more expensive. Almost sure of that.
     
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    hard to give you an estimate but i'll give you a pretty good idea.

    i lived in northridge, ca and paid 850/month for a 1bdr in a location where pizza hut refused to deliver saying the area was too dangerous.

    now in indy, i pay 500/month for a 3 bdr house in a good area about 10 miles away from school.

    hope this helped. good luck with your decision. i still miss LA but not sure if usc would be a better choice.
     
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    San Francisco is expensive.... period :D
     
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    My second year friend pays something like $650-680 for a shared three bedroom in the presidio. From my introduction packet for this incoming year, it lists 3 bedrooms/1 bath at $573-$747 per bedroom and 4 bedroom/2 bath at $541-$741 per bedroom. So it is quite possible to live in the Presidio in the ~$650 range as I stated previously (you will just have two to three roommates).
     

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