How much is enough?

Evaluate your spending needs to calculate your monthly expenditure. This will help you to zero in on a career choice that pays for your intended lifestyle
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Choose your city

Select a city from the map below
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  • WISE
  • BLACKSBURG
  • ROANOKE
  • DANVILLE
  • LYNCHBURG
  • SOUTH HILL
  • AMELIA
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE
  • HARRISONBURG
  • WINCHESTER
  • ARLINGTON
  • FREDERICKSBURG
  • RICHMOND
  • NEWPORT NEWS
  • EMPORIA
  • NORFOLK
  • MELFA
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  • ALEXANDRIA
  • BRISTOL
  • BUENA VISTA
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE
  • CHESAPEAKE
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS
  • COVINGTON
  • DANVILLE
  • EMPORIA
  • FAIRFAX
  • FALLS CHURCH
  • FRANKLIN
  • FREDERICKSBURG
  • GALAX
  • HAMPTON
  • HARRISONBURG
  • HOPEWELL
  • LEXINGTON
  • LYNCHBURG
  • MANASSAS
  • MANASSAS PARK
  • MARTINSVILLE
  • NEWPORT NEWS
  • NORFOLK
  • NORTON
  • PETERSBURG
  • POQUOSON
  • PORTSMOUTH
  • RADFORD
  • RICHMOND
  • ROANOKE
  • SALEM
  • STAUNTON
  • SUFFOLK
  • VIRGINIA BEACH
  • WAYNESBORO
  • WILLIAMSBURG
  • WINCHESTER

What kind of Accommodation will you be using?

Choose your Housing ( Select one )
  • Housing selection selected
    EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
  • Housing selection selected
    1 BEDROOM APARTMENT
  • Housing selection selected
    2 BEDROOM APARTMENT
  • Housing selection selected
    HOUSE
  • YOUR EXPENSE
    Monthly Cost in region for
    Monthly Expense
    HOUSING
    $0
    TOTAL EXPENSE
    $0

    What Utilities will you be using?

    Choose your Utilities ( Select one or more )
  • Housing selection selected
    ELECTRICITY
  • Housing selection selected
    WATER & GAS
  • Housing selection selected
    BASIC CABLE & INTERNET
  • Housing selection selected
    EXPANDED CABLE & INTERNET
  • YOUR EXPENSE
    Monthly Cost in region for
    Monthly Expense
    UTILITIES
    $0
    TOTAL EXPENSE
    $0

    What is your Food Budget for the month?

    Choose your Food Habit (Select one additional option)
  • Food Budget selected
    EATING AT HOME
  • Food Budget selected
    HOME & FAST FOOD
  • Food Budget selected
    HOME AND EAT OUT
  • Food Budget selected
    HOME, FAST FOOD & LUNCHES OUT
  • YOUR EXPENSE
    Monthly Cost in region for
    Monthly Expense
    FOOD
    $0
    TOTAL EXPENSE
    $0

    How do you Commute?

    Choose your preferred Mode of Transport (Select one)
  • Mode of Transport selected
    HUMAN POWER
  • Mode of Transport selected
    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OR CARPOOL
  • Mode of Transport selected
    USED CAR
  • Mode of Transport selected
    AVERAGE CAR
  • Mode of Transport selected
    LUXURY CAR
  • YOUR EXPENSE
    Monthly Cost in region for
    Monthly Expense
    TRANSPORTATION
    $0
    TOTAL EXPENSE
    $0

    What is your Budget for Clothing

    Choose your Clothing Budget (Select all that apply)
  • Clothing Budget selected
    BASIC PACKAGE
  • Clothing Budget selected
    SHOES & ACCESSORIES
  • Clothing Budget selected
    DESIGNER PACKAGE
  • YOUR EXPENSE
    Monthly Cost in region for
    Monthly Expense
    CLOTHING
    $0
    TOTAL EXPENSE
    $0

    How do you plan your Healthcare Expense?

    Choose your Plan (Select one)
  • Choose your Plan selected
    HEALTHCARE THROUGH EMPLOYER – SINGLE
  • Clothing Budget selected
    HEALTHCARE THROUGH EMPLOYER – FAMILY
  • Clothing Budget selected
    HEALTHCARE OUT OF POCKET AVERAGE PER MONTH
  • YOUR EXPENSE
    Monthly Cost in region for
    Monthly Expense
    HEALTHCARE
    $0
    TOTAL EXPENSE
    $0

    What are your Personal Expenses?

    Choose a Package (Select all that apply)
  • Choose a Package selected
    FOR BASICS
  • Clothing Budget selected
    ADD A PET
  • Clothing Budget selected
    CELL PHONE WITH EVERYTHING
  • Clothing Budget selected
    SAVE FOR VACATION
  • YOUR EXPENSE
    Monthly Cost in region for
    Monthly Expense
    PERSONAL EXPENSES
    $0
    TOTAL EXPENSE
    $0

    Select Degree and Institution

    Choose your Degree (Please select one)
  • Choose your Degree selected
    HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA/GED
  • Choose your Degree selected
    CREDENTIALS
  • Choose your Degree selected
    ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE
  • Choose your Degree selected
    BACHELOR'S DEGREE
  • Choose your Degree selected
    MASTER'S DEGREE
  • YOUR EXPENSE
    Monthly Cost in region for
    Monthly Expense
    STUDENT LOAN
    $0
    TOTAL EXPENSE
    $0
    Choose your Institution (Please select one)
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    COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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    PUBLIC COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
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    PRIVATE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
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    PROPRIETARY UNIVERSITY
  • Choose how to pay (Please select one)
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    GRANTS & WORK MY WAY THROUGH OR PARENTS WILL HELP
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    GRANTS & LOANS
  • Your Total Monthly Expense

    Your total monthly expense
    • Location

       
    • Housing

      $0
    • Utilities

      $0
    • Food

      $0
    • Transportation

      $0
    • Clothes

      $0
    • Healthcare

      $0
    • Personal

      $0
    • Student Loan Debt

      $0
    • Annual Savings

      2% of expenses
      $0
    Your Monthly Expenses $ 0
    2% Savings based on expenses $ 0
    Final Monthly Expenses $ 0
    • Annual Expenses
      $ 0
    • Taxes (25% Of Annual Salary)
      $ 0

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