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Old 08-30-2010, 05:38 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Talking 45k a year

i graduate from college in May and i have been offered a job in D.C for a salary of 45k a year, is that enough to live on. I will probably live NOVA and commute, so is that enough to survive and pay off student loans? thanks in advance...
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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i graduate from college in May and i have been offered a job in D.C for a salary of 45k a year, is that enough to live on. I will probably live NOVA and commute, so is that enough to survive and pay off student loans? thanks in advance...

Get a roommate and you can live very well. Get your own place and you can live like a pauper despite having a long commute..
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Standing outside of heaven, wating for God to come and get me.
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Get a roommate. You may be able to find some decent for around 1800-2000 for a 2br and come out paying around 1k a month.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I've lived off less than that and was fine when I first got up here. But yeah gotta get a roommate. Welcome to VA and good luck with your new job. Living alone can be done on $45K but you'll have a little change in your pocket if you do a group house type of thing or just 1 or 2 roommates in a nice condo.
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