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I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Food: around $150 per month
Telephone: SMS, calls and 3G = $45 per month
Housing off campus: $550
Nightlife: in frat parties, you pay NOTHING
Travel: $300 per week-end
Cheap accommodations far away the city center ($50 per night just for a room), bike for transportation in the city rather than subway, walk in the city rather than paying the museum, cheap restaurants ...
To travel you can use the bus for NYC ($25 one way) or rent a car for any other destinations ($100 per day if you are under 25)
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Overall, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
was the same price as at home.
was less expensive than at home.