Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages
1 month of gym subscription.
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone)
Unisex Loris perfume
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price.
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks
Go carting 30mins
Movie House 3d cinema
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket)
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee
3 course dinner local restaurant two people
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people
Play station 4 console without games.
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls
Taxi fare on average 5-10km
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare
1 liter petrol/diesel
1 day rent a car cost
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar)
1 pair of men’s formal shoes
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)
Ladies formal shoes original and durable
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance)
The cost of living in the USA differs from state to state, considering the fact that the country is very huge. Some places have less living costs and some others are basically pocket-friendly especially for cities.
The top three most expensive states in the US are San Francisco, New York, San Jose and the cheapest states in the USA are Iowa, Indiana, and Alabama.
The minimum wage in the USA is about $7 an hour and the average income stands at about $13,000 before taxes. However many states in the USA have different minimum wages e.g Washington DC has the highest minimum wage of $11 an hour and Georgia having the lowest at $5 an hour.
Living expenses greatly depend on where individuals decide to reside or in the case of students where their schools are located with smaller cities or towns incurring less than bigger cities or within the city center.
In a small town, students can get housing apartments for about $300 to $800 for a month with utilities included. Also, a studio apartment costs about $500 per month and is a very common option amongst foreigners in the country.
Studio apartments in the city center cost as much as $1,600 and a two-bedroom apartment can cost as much as $2,500 for a month. Cable TV and internet are $100 for a month and electricity and gas come as a collective energy bill which is about $150 per month.
An average healthcare plan can range from $250 - $350 for an individual unless you have low income or are a student. Students have healthcare insurance arranged with their tuition by their university, these plans are very effective and favorable for international students in the long run.
Smokers or students with special illnesses can have their medical bills come up a bit higher than the average especially if they do not have any medical insurance. An average visit to the doctors cost about $30 to $50 with or without insurance.
Transportation in the United States is one of the best in the world and even better is the fact that it is very cheap for the average resident and even students. There are train systems, buses, taxis, and even ride-sharing options. Students who live on campus also rely on the many on-campus means of transport which are basically free.
Transport costs for a short distance train or bus ride cost $2.5 on the average and longer trips cost $5 on the average as well.