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What costs do I need to calculate to live on my own?

I am 20 years old and looking to move out of my parents house for the first time. I will not be able to receive parents help when looking for aparments and calculating the costs I need. So what am I looking for? I need to know how much rent costs, utilities, I pay my own car insurance and gas, I also need to know how much health bills are, groceries, what the heck am I looking for and how can I find the information out?

Asked By: jenny n - 6/12/2008
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check the paper for apt rents, utilities gas, electric, maybe trash, water, water and trash are most often included in the rent, cable, Phone, DSL, or cable/broadband and cellular phone, food, clothing, recreation... More
Answered By: steam - 6/12/2008
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you could move into an apartment with a close friend and usually you able to guide eachother through. Rentals often come up in newspapers or tv so dont hesitate to check that out. First, a good job is important so find an apartment around that range and everyday items shouldnt matter much. you'll adjust.
Answered By: Reffat M - 6/12/2008
 
Yikes!! Are you sure you want to take on this responsibility... More
Answered By: Heaven Lee - 6/12/2008
 
rent around 600 depending on where you live... More
Answered By: melfred_20 - 6/12/2008
 
You have many factors -- there's rent, utilities (power, gas H2O, sanitation are a must) then there's cable, your car payment, insurance, student loan payments, bank fees, groceries (if you want to eat) party money (you'll get lonely sittin' @ home alone) Christmas, Birthday, Mothere's day, Father's day, girl/boyfriend... More
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Answered By: brainflips - 6/12/2008
 
u can live with me i will take care of u we have a pool a big one adess is 333pebble baech dr in bentwood stae ca
Answered By: parrell c - 6/12/2008
 
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