Rabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1080 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2223 times:
soon, i will move to the US on a scholarship. i will be paid $2800 a month and i will be living in columbus, ohio. this is taxfree and healthcare is included.
i have no idea how much this is in terms of purchasing power / housing etc. i know that there are huge differences in the US. regarding housing, my impression is that columbus is rather on the cheap side of things.
dear fellow a.netters: can you help me to get a perspective?
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7906 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2205 times:
$2800 tax free??? That is a little more than what I make before taxes. Assuming that the cost of living in Columbus, OH isn't sky high, and I doubt it is... you should be very comfortable. Assuming you are stuck with a ton of credit card debt or student loans, you should have a considerable amount of disposible income.
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