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Old 05-25-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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Default average monthly cost of living

is 1500 enough for two people? i am married and we plan of moving out and find a place of our own around the summerlin area. how about if we have a roommate, is $1500 a month enough for everything?
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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Are you talking about 1500 for rent, electric, cable, water, sewer (if nec), food, car insurance, phone/cell phone, ....
Car insurance seems to average about $150-200 depending on the car/area per month alone. If you live in an area where you are used to paying 600-800 for the year could come as a shock. My cable/internet bill averages about $100....
$1500 could be enough to live on if you don't have any of these things and don't eat out ever maybe....
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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Are you talking about 1500 for rent, electric, cable, water, sewer (if nec), food, car insurance, phone/cell phone, ....
Car insurance seems to average about $150-200 depending on the car/area per month alone. If you live in an area where you are used to paying 600-800 for the year could come as a shock. My cable/internet bill averages about $100....
$1500 could be enough to live on if you don't have any of these things and don't eat out ever maybe....
what if we have a roommate to share the costs with?
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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not a chance
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Home!
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Are you talking about getting a house or an apt?
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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Are you talking about getting a house or an apt?
we'd like to rent an apartment.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Here's what I pay:

1 bed/1 bath apartment, 700sq ft

Rent - 800.00/month
Electric - 40 - 70.00/month (highest was during December..thus far)
Basic Cable -54.00
Cell phone - 65.00
Water - 15.00 on average
Car insurance - 105.00/month for a 6 month policy on a 2006 Pontiac G6, this rate includes apartment renters' insurance.
Groceries - about 50.00/week - week and a half..however, I work from my home, so I'm constantly cooking.

I've noticed some deals for 2bd/2baths out there averaging anywhere from $800.00 - $950.00+ per month. I live in the Rhodes Ranch area just south of Summerlin.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:37 PM
 
Location: downtown Las Vegas
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yeah, that seems like not much at all to get by on... unless you like being really really hot in the summer and living on ramen noodles. I live fairly simply, but as a single person, my monthly bills seem to be ~twice that.
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:36 AM
 
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Lots of people live on that much, but they don't live in Summerlin! That is what you need for a cheaper apartment and going without a car and using a bus pass instead. Hard to imagine a couple living off that and having a car and having any quality of life. Roomate might help a bit, but still would be tough.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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Here's what I pay:

1 bed/1 bath apartment, 700sq ft

Rent - 800.00/month
Electric - 40 - 70.00/month (highest was during December..thus far)
Basic Cable -54.00
Cell phone - 65.00
Water - 15.00 on average
Car insurance - 105.00/month for a 6 month policy on a 2006 Pontiac G6, this rate includes apartment renters' insurance.
Groceries - about 50.00/week - week and a half..however, I work from my home, so I'm constantly cooking.

I've noticed some deals for 2bd/2baths out there averaging anywhere from $800.00 - $950.00+ per month. I live in the Rhodes Ranch area just south of Summerlin.
Me and my cousin say that was just about right.
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