Living in the USA

Living in the US can be a life changing experience and a great learning opportunity for the students. Studying abroad can be an expensive affair for students studying in the US. Living costs in the US vary a lot because of the vast territory of the country. In general, living in urban areas (in or near a big city) is more expensive than living in smaller towns or suburban areas.

However, an efficient budget plan can help you manage your living expenses more effectively. Before you depart from Nepal, ensure that you consider expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel along with your tuition fee when calculating the estimated cost of studying in the US.

Estimated living cost for the US is around $10000 to $12000 per year, which averages around $700 to $1000 per month. This includes your accommodation costs, room, and board, food, travel, textbooks, weather appropriate clothing and entertainment expenses as well.

Accommodation Costs

Most universities in the US offer on-campus residence to international students. Living as a resident on-campus is a very affordable option, however, you need to apply for it separately, and well ahead in time to secure a slot for yourself.

You can also options for off-campus accommodation wherein you can share apartments with other students from Nepal or live in a homestay with a local family. Remember, the rentals vary from city to city.

If you choose to rent an apartment, you will have to additionally pay for utility bills like electricity, internet, water usage and also tenant’s insurance (in some areas of housing). In most cases, universities help the students in finding accommodation, both on-campus as well as off-campus. The accommodation cost in the US varies by region and lies somewhere between $6,000 and $14,000 per year.

Other essential student costs

The cost of food is one of the most important components to be taken into account when calculating the living cost in the USA. The average money spent on food can be around USD 2500 per annum. A student generally spends an average amount of USD 800-1000 per year on books and related materials. A student must keep at least USD 500-800 aside to spend on clothes and footwear. International students must also keep a separate around USD 2000-2500 for their personal care which can include a short visit to doctor, shampoo and other such items.
ParticularsMonthly Expenditure
USD 200-800
USD 120-160
USD 40-50
Cellular service
USD 50-100
USD 50-100
USD 70-90 (public transport)
USD 100
USD 100
Miscellaneous Expenses
USD 100

Don’t ignore your taxes

Nepalese students in the US are allowed to work 20 hours per week during academic sessions and full-time during vacations. If you choose to work along with your studies, your earned income may be taxable.


If you are planning to live, learn and grow in the United States, you already possess a well-known American characteristic—a sense of adventure! As an international student, you will experience many new and exciting things.

American culture has been enriched by the values and belief systems of virtually every part of the world. From an international student's perspective, that diversity is very valuable. If you choose to live in a completely different environment, you may be challenged with new situations every day; but if you decide to live in a part of the U.S. that resembles your home country in some ways, you may find comfort in those similarities.

Why choose Edupark Asia for studying in the USA?

Edupark Asia offers you excellent study options for your higher education in USA no matter whether you want to study Diploma, Bachelor or Master. Here are few reasons why you should choose to study in USA with Edupark Asia.

Shaping outstanding careers

We have already helped shape world class outstanding careers of more than 1000s of students in different countries. You can be assured of the best career advice for your study abroad on day one.

Decade of experience

People at Edupark Asia have years of experience in supporting students for their study abroad and test preparation wishes and have proven track record in education consulting in Nepal.

Professional consultants

Edupark Asia is a team of professional consultants who believe in quality work and top class advising services to students interested in studying abroad for a better future.

Free IELTS Preparation

We offer the best possible Intensive IELTS/PTE Preparation and ensure that you have the required IELTS/PTE score to help you apply for your chosen degree programs in USA.

Zero Processing fees

We do not charge anything for consultation, offer and the visa processes. Our university and visa application process is very transparent which helps you save a lot.

Excellent Support

We provide excellent support for your applications and throughout the process and even after your arrival in Australia which helps you a smooth start of your studies from Day 1.
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