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Costing of Living

SchoolLocationCost of Living Index*Average
1-Bedroom
Apartment Rent
Housing
Index
Grocery
Index
Utilities
Index
Sales Tax
Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN+90.65$65175.398997.00%
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 90.7 $600 69.5 93.7 115.5 9.00%
Louisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge, LA90.1$76880.999.983.79.00%
New York University New York, NY 168 $2,768 275.0 120.5 131.0 8.75%
Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, TX84$68764.095.173.08.25%
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 91.0 $648 95.0 88.5 89.0 9.75%
Indiana UniversityBloomington, IN98.0$801102.093.788.07.00%
University of Miami Miami, FL 119.0 $1,475 144.0 107.6 101.0 7.00%
University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, NC101.0$821106.0101.0106.06.75%
University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 116.0 $969 128.0 104.6 102.0 5.50%
University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MI111$1,00913597.51056.00%
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 82.0 $692 56.0 95.2 94.0 7.50%
University of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN108.0$943112.0107.4103.07.78%
Massachusetts Institute of Tech. Cambridge, MA 183 $2,398 309.0 116.3 132 6.25%
Georgia Institute of Tech.Atlanta, GA97$1,05581.0102.297.08.00%
UNLV Las Vegas, NV 99.0 $739 94.0 103.3 90.0 8.10%
University of TexasAustin, TX107.0$1,053135.084.4948.25%
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 92.0 $616 74.0 99.3 87.0 8.10%
University of ColoradoBoulder, CO155.0$1,004277.098.392.08.36%
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 164.0 $1,853 280.0 110.0 111.2 9.00%
University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley, CA231.0$1,198482.0116.694.09.00%
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 105.0 $760 114.0 97.1 87.0 6.00%
University of MarylandCollege Park, MD119.0$1,160147.0113.3110.06.00%
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 96.0 $745 91.0 95.5 103.0 6.00%
University of NebraskaLincoln, NE91.0$668
77.095.2107.07.00%
Northwestern University Evanston, IL 128.0 $1,344 175.0 103.7 106.0 9.00%
Rutgers CollegeNew Brunswick, NJ121.0$1,227126.0121.2130.07.00%
Penn State University State College, PA 115.0 $823 145.0 101.6 111.0 6.00%
Stanford UniversityPalo Alto, CA415.0$1,3171061.0124.0118.19.00%
* US national average is 100%
+ Figures are averaged from both West Lafayette & Lafayette
++ Figures are averaged from both Urbana & Champaign