Question

Is California expensive to live in for a college student?

Location

City: San Francisco

State: California

Country: United States

Answers

I think its average. The cost of real esate and living can be quite high but if you bunk up with roomates it becomes affordable. Try and live somewhere close to campus so you wont need to drive that way you wont have to pay such high gas bills. Also check the college to see what scholarships you can apply to... All in all California is a great place to go to college.
I think its average. The cost of real esate and living can be quite high but if you bunk up with roomates it becomes affordable. Try and live somewhere close to campus so you wont need to drive that way you wont have to pay such high gas bills. Also check the college to see what scholarships you can apply to... All in all California is a great place to go to college.
SF is the greatest city but very expensive to live in. Look on craigslist for rental costs and see what you're looking at. Roomates would be the way to go if you're on a tight budget.
Hey Kelly,

Like a few mentioned below, the cost of living in California for college students really depends on what city you're in. If you're going to school in San Francisco, be prepared to pay a lot for not a lot of space. But if you go down to the South Bay like San Jose State, you could definitely find some affordable housing. The same is pretty much true for many of the schools in big cities. I recommend contacting which ever school you're interested in attending as often times they have recommendations on cheap housing and some times they even have student housing available. Best of luck!

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