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Cost of Living

SchoolLocationCost of Living Index*Average
1-Bedroom
Apartment Rent
Housing
Index
Grocery
Index
Utilities
Index
Sales Tax
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN+ 90.65 $651 75.3 98 99 7.00%
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 90.7 $600 69.5 93.7 115.5 9.00%
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 90.1 $768 80.9 99.9 83.7 9.00%
New York University New York, NY 168 $2,768 275.0 120.5 131.0 8.75%
Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 84 $687 64.0 95.1 73.0 8.25%
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 91.0 $648 95.0 88.5 89.0 9.75%
Indiana University Bloomington, IN 98.0 $801 102.0 93.7 88.0 7.00%
University of Miami Miami, FL 119.0 $1,475 144.0 107.6 101.0 7.00%
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 101.0 $821 106.0 101.0 106.0 6.75%
University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 116.0 $969 128.0 104.6 102.0 5.50%
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 111 $1,009 135 97.5 105 6.00%
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 82.0 $692 56.0 95.2 94.0 7.50%
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 108.0 $943 112.0 107.4 103.0 7.78%
Massachusetts Institute of Tech. Cambridge, MA 183 $2,398 309.0 116.3 132 6.25%
Georgia Institute of Tech. Atlanta, GA 97 $1,055 81.0 102.2 97.0 8.00%
UNLV Las Vegas, NV 99.0 $739 94.0 103.3 90.0 8.10%
University of Texas Austin, TX 107.0 $1,053 135.0 84.4 94 8.25%
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 92.0 $616 74.0 99.3 87.0 8.10%
University of Colorado Boulder, CO 155.0 $1,004 277.0 98.3 92.0 8.36%
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 164.0 $1,853 280.0 110.0 111.2 9.00%
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA 231.0 $1,198 482.0 116.6 94.0 9.00%
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 105.0 $760 114.0 97.1 87.0 6.00%
University of Maryland College Park, MD 119.0 $1,160 147.0 113.3 110.0 6.00%
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 96.0 $745 91.0 95.5 103.0 6.00%
University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE 91.0 $668
77.0 95.2 107.0 7.00%
Northwestern University Evanston, IL 128.0 $1,344 175.0 103.7 106.0 9.00%
Rutgers College New Brunswick, NJ 121.0 $1,227 126.0 121.2 130.0 7.00%
Penn State University State College, PA 115.0 $823 145.0 101.6 111.0 6.00%
Stanford University Palo Alto, CA 415.0 $1,317 1061.0 124.0 118.1 9.00%
* US national average is 100%
+ Figures are averaged from both West Lafayette & Lafayette
++ Figures are averaged from both Urbana & Champaign

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