U.S. Prices per month...

Rent for a spacious 2 bedroom a block away from the beach 600
Internet 25
Electricity $70
Food for the house $150 (fresh fruit and veggies every day... limited selection but you can make it work)

I walk everywhere, and take a cheap cab when I'm lazy...

Everything else is just going out to eat and having beers with friends periodically.

Your initial set up costs will be higher, and if you have to live my U.S. standards to be happy. Personally I don't mind hand washing laundry, and eating from street vendors. Saves a lot of money, and it gives you something to do.

If you don't know how to cook... learn.



My only gripe is that I'm from the city and single, so I'm going a little stir crazy after 4 months. I'm adapting though and trying to find more hobbies to keep me occupied.