Comparing Expenses For Living On Campus vs. Off Campus

Living On Campus

Per MonthDouble Shared BathDouble Private BathSingle Shared BathSingle Private Bath
Rent*$1,335.00$1,383.00 $1,599.00 $1,653.00
Untilities** (Gas/Elextric)IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Cable/Internet***IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Food (Moderate)****IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Total (Monthly)$1,335.00 $1,383.00 $1,599.00 $1,653.00
Total (Semester)$5,340.00$5,532.00$6,396.00$6,612.00

Living On Campus Notes:

* Monthly rent cost for campus housing are the Housing Rates per room type, divided by a four (4) month period.

Living Off Campus

Per monthEfficiency1 bdrm2 bdr/1 bath
Rent*$1,263.00$1,487.00 $2,023.00
Utilities** (Gas/Electric)$103.00 $103.00 $103.00
Cable/Internet$175.00 $175.00 $175.00
Food (moderate)****$269.00$269.00$269.00
Total (Monthly)$1,810 $2,034 $2,570
Total (Semester)$7,240 $8,136 $10,280

Living Off Campus Notes:

* Please be advised that rent costs are averages for the whole of Miami-Dade county. The cost of rent within individual neighborhoods of Miami may be substantially lower or higher than the figures represented above.

** Utilities are averages per square feet. (The average cost of electricity per kWh is $0.116 for the Miami areas. This information was cited from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; "Average energy prices in Miami- Fort Lauderdale - September 2011.")

*** Cable and Internet costs are basic prices for these services. Special promotions, bundles, or added features are not reflected in these costs.

**** Food costs are national averages derived from the United States Department of Agriculture, for moderate food expense of males between 19-50 years of age.