View Full Version : {OT} Are you living alone?

06-29-2006, 01:32 AM
i just got here in oregon....
i m planning 2 live alone...how much would i need to support my self?
im planning to rent a room or something...
TY http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

06-29-2006, 02:20 AM
Did you just run away from home or something?...

06-29-2006, 02:41 AM
lol,i didnt run away,i just need an idea on how much will it cost to rent a cheap room and live alone..i just turned 18 & im planning to live alone and go 2 college..
its hard 2 find a job here in aloha http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
anybody else from oregon?

since when did the "spruce goose" arrive here?
its from cali.. and im stunned to find it here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

06-29-2006, 02:50 AM

Congradulations on starting college. Congrats on getting out of high school. My hats off to you. I see your move as highly ambitious. I'm 20 and live with my mother. So what?

I don't know how much it will cost, but try to find a room mate and a high paying entry-level job. Call centers usually pay good, even though it's boring, steady work. Please don't give up, if you can do this, anybody can. Go ahead and learn the world and never let your guard down now that you are alone.

I hope you didn't bring much stuff, you need just some so you don't have much to look after and fend for. Oregon has some nice little places, you're probably going to end up paying 600$ for a room, and then 100$ a month for utilities, 150$ on gasoline, and 250$ for food per month. That's based on what I know about being a student. I don't spend that much, but I sure would like to http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Good luck, congradulations. I'm happy for you.

06-29-2006, 02:54 AM
Well I just started university this year (not in the states though) and most people say it is best to remain with you parents/guardians for at least a couple of semesters. This means that you are not under so much pressure, having to work such long hours to support both your fees and your rent, food and so on, and have more time for you assignments http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Many people also find that the urge to go out and party every night when they move away from home, and hence their studies suffer.

However if you MUST move, what about trying the campus accomodation, or flatting with some mates to share the rent?

Edit: I am guessing that you mean university by college, here a college is a high school http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

06-29-2006, 03:02 AM
thanks for the advice mates http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

its summer ryt now and im planning to work till september with an $8 per hour job...
=$1200 a month,
but...i dont know if its enough to support me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

06-29-2006, 03:05 AM
your university should know roughly how much the average student will need to make to get by in Oregon so ask them!

06-29-2006, 03:52 AM
Re the Spruce Goose, have a look here:

06-29-2006, 08:23 AM
Get a roomie...life gets cheaper that way

06-29-2006, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by RCAF_Irish_403:
Get a roomie...life gets cheaper that way

That's the usual route and several roomies sharing a house can be a ton of fun.

I have a steadfast rule for each of my kids. As long as they are a full-time student, they can live at home or abroad and I'll take care of everything "living" related until they graduate. My oldest just graduated with a Business Admin/Marketing degree.

That way, they can focus better on their studies and have more time to study, plus they get to use their part-time job money for gas and having fun. It's the least I feel that I can do to ensure that they get the best possible start in this "dog eat dog" world we live in. Good luck Aimail_101, um, I mean Top_Gun_1_0_1. ;^)

06-29-2006, 09:57 AM
Nahhh he isnt me! Im afraid the mods let me loose after I got banned. Good luck with everything Top gun!

06-29-2006, 10:00 AM
Find a cool girl to live with.

They are tidy and won't hit on your girlfriend... usually.

06-29-2006, 10:12 AM
I don't think you're taking taxes into account on your $1200/month calculation. You'll probably end up with about $1000 net. Rent will be about $500 - $600. Phone and electric about $100 - $150. That leaves you about $250 for food and gas plus other expenses. It will be very tight. I think you will need to be very careful. Whatever you do resist the urge to charge things on credit cards just to get by each month. To make the food money last you will need to cook your own food from scratch not go out to eat, so I hope you know how or can learn. Trust me it's a lot cheaper.

06-29-2006, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by Megile:
Find a cool girl to live with.

They are tidy and won't hit on your girlfriend... usually.

Yeah, but dood, think of the possibilities if she did...

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06-29-2006, 07:11 PM
Share if you possibly can... it's cheaper, and if you move in with someone respectable, you'll tend to be more focused. Most university websites have a guide to housing, and coping with student incomes.

But I've lived alone (caretaking a house), and it's freakin' sweet. You can really let yourself go, open door policy for friends and women, beer and curry naked for breakfast, your music, at the volume you want, FB 'til 5am... damn I miss it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

06-29-2006, 11:03 PM
well....i guess everybody needs a gal roomie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

06-29-2006, 11:43 PM
Welcome to Oregon!

There's two jobs open where I work in Portland. Starting pay is $13+ per hour. If you're interested, PM me.


06-30-2006, 12:20 AM
My advice on living on your own from my college days(20 yr. ago)-bite the bullet,and make Ramen noodles your friend-you'll need them!