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Old 03-19-2009, 10:42 AM
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This question may look weird to some people but I've never been to USA so I dont know... (sorry for my bad english)

If I would live in L.A and I would make 3000$ per month... is it to low to live in there? Or if I would make 4000$ would it all be used for taxes, rent... or something would be left ? And is it possible to find a job without Bachelor Degree in Information Technology jobs ?

Thank you
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If I would live in L.A and I would make 3000$ per month... is it to low to live in there?


Or if I would make 4000$ would it all be used for taxes, rent... or something would be left ?


And is it possible to find a job without Bachelor Degree in Information Technology jobs ?

Thank you
Let's say you spend $1000/month on rent. That is doable with a roommate or maybe renting a room.

With a $4000/month income, now that's $1333 for rent. Yes, there would be something left over.

For job searching try monster.com and careerbuilder.com .

Yes, you can find a job without a degree in Information Technology. For example, Kobe Bryant doesn't have that degree and he has a job.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:15 AM
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Thanks for replying, since I'm from different country I would also like to know how much I approximately would have to spend on taxes and food... If I would live in rented room...
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Thanks for replying, since I'm from different country I would also like to know how much I approximately would have to spend on taxes and food... If I would live in rented room...
If you stay in and eat at home a lot you could probably get by on $100-$200 per month easily for food. If you go out to restaurants a lot that figure will jump fast quickly. My GF and I spend about $200-$250 per month at the grocery store and another $100/month eating out.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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If you stay in and eat at home a lot you could probably get by on $100-$200 per month easily for food. If you go out to restaurants a lot that figure will jump fast quickly. My GF and I spend about $200-$250 per month at the grocery store and another $100/month eating out.
Which LA is this??
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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Thanks for replying, since I'm from different country I would also like to know how much I approximately would have to spend on taxes and food... If I would live in rented room...
I spend around $300 per month on taxis.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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Which LA is this??

Seriously! $100 per month eating out is eating out twice at a casual dining restaurant. Nothing fancy.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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Thanks for replying, since I'm from different country I would also like to know how much I approximately would have to spend on taxes and food... If I would live in rented room...

It will depend on how often you have to take a taxi and how far you have to travel. Taxis are very expensive in LA. A 10 mile trip, one-way, is about $30. You'd be much better off renting a car.

Food costs can vary greatly. You can eat very cheap, spending maybe $100-$150 per month, by shopping at discount stores and never eating out. Or you can very easily spend $25+ per person having a meal at a modest restaurant, nothing fancy.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:41 AM
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Thank you all... whatabout bills ? How much I approx. I would spend on bills per month?

Thanks
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Everything depends on how you live.
taxes depend on how much u make.
bills depends on what u get, how much electricity u waste etc.

but the food thing: Discounts and eat to stay alive, liek I do, no fancy stuff.

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