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What all encompasses cost of living?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ejay286, May 28, 2008.

  1. ejay286

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    Looking at the cost of living numbers from MSAR I'm just wondering what all this includes?
     
  2. GreenShirt

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    Rent, food, gas, clothes, utilities, healthcare, books.....pretty much everything you spend your money on on a daily basis.
     
  3. Jolie South

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  4. TheRealMD

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    I thought books would usually be separated into a different category called... "books and supplies"!
     
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    seconded.
     
  6. p30doc

    p30doc Ever true and unwavering
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    The amount of money it takes to keep you alive on a daily basis, what that entails depends on how you live. Example nudists don't require clothing so that is not factored into their cost of living.
     
  7. chad5871

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    If you go to medical schools' websites, most of them have a "Financial Aid" section and usually has a link to a "budget," "tuition & fees," or something similar. Here, you can find how much you're allocated for certain things like clothing, food, transportation, miscellaneous, etc.
     
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