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Cost of Living in the United States

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 03, 2024

Summary: The cost of living in the United States varies greatly depending on the location. Generally speaking, a nice one bedroom apartment in the United States can cost anywhere from $800 to $2,000 per month, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $1,200 to $3,000 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in the United States can range from $15 to $30 per person.

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Is the cost of living in the United States high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in the United States, they wrote:

"The cost of living in the United States varies depending on the city and state you live in. In general, living costs in the US are usually high and rising. Rent, transportation, and food expenses tend to make up the largest portion of monthly expenses in most parts of the country. Healthcare in the US can also be expensive, particularly if you do not have access to employer-sponsored insurance. Utility costs, such as electricity and water, also need to be taken into account when budgeting for the cost of living," explained one expat.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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