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Living expenses in Amherst, Massachusetts?

  • Anonymous profile image
  • Anonymous Original poster
  • Preferred qualification: Undergraduate | Preferred study destination: United States

I have been admitted to University of Massachusetts in MS Computer science program. I will taking a student loan. I needed help to get a clearer picture on the expenses like room rent, food, travel etc to apply for a loan. 

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  • Jyoti Sharma
  • Jyoti Sharma Expert

Hi Apoorva,

Greetings from Hotcourses India.

Congratulations on your admit from the university.

The average living expense for a year is around 15,000 USD, it includes food, accommodation and general expenses.

You may email at for further query.

Thanks & Regards,

Jyoti Sharma

Hotcourses India


  • Rakhi Jain profile image
  • Rakhi Jain Participant

Cost of living in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Monthly rent for 900 sq ft furnished accommodation- Expensive area $2500, Normal area $2000

Utility ies one months 2 people- $200

Monthly rent for 480 sq ft furnished accommodation- Expensive area $2000, Normal area $1500

Utilities 1 month- $100

Internet 8 mbps- $67

Cleaning- $21

Basic lunchtime menu with drink- $14

Combo meal in fast food restaurant- $7


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