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```First: Go to the Texas Workforce Commission website and look for a job in the city you plan to reside/
attend school.
Secondly: Add up how much you would make a month if you worked part-time (20-30 hours a week/ 5-6
hours a day) full-time (40+ hours a week/ 8+ hours a day). Don’t forget to deduct Social Security,
Federal and State Taxes, Medicare, etc. Total a month \$___________
Thirdly: Figure out the cost of living ask your parent (family member, friend, or look it up) about how
much is spent on living expenses a month.
Rent/ Mortgage:
Utilities:
Water:
Gas:
Electric:
\$________
Extras:
\$_______
\$_______
\$_______
Cable/Dish etc.: \$_______
Tele/cell phone: \$_______
Internet/Wi-Fi: \$_______
Food:
Groceries:
Eating out:
Transportation:
Car payment:
Gas:
Maintenance:
Registration*:
Inspection*:
Insurance:
\$_______
\$_______
\$_______
\$_______
\$_______
\$_______
\$_______
\$_______
Toiletries:
Toilet paper: \$_______
Tooth paste+: \$_______
Shampoo+:
\$_______
Soaps:
\$_______
Plunger*:
\$_______
Showercurtain*:\$_______
Apparel &amp; maintenance:
Detergent+:
\$_______
Launder mat: \$_______
Bus fare:
Transfer:
\$____ x trips = \$______ (Monthly pass)
\$____ x trips = \$______
Payment for washing machine &amp; dryer \$_______
Medical expenses:
\$_______
Add up the total of monthly expenses: TOTAL a month \$_________
Finally: Subtract the monthly income by the cost of living and find out what you are left with.
You may also want to use the Living wage calculator found http://livingwage.mit.edu/
However, it is somewhat inaccurate.
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