Costs of Living in the U.S.

The information in this ‌ gives a range of living costs for the communities surrounding UMass Dartmouth.  It includes estimates on cost of:

  • What you might expect to pay for housing
  • Telephone and other utilities
  • Groceries
  • A variety of personal/miscellaneous needs 

There is also advice about:

  • Finding housing
  • Leases
  • Area school systems for your children
  • Dressing for the New England climate
  • An explanation of the U.S. employer system of withholding money for taxes from your paycheck (as required by the U.S. Government and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

This second report, ‌, prepared by our Public Safety Office, gives detailed advice about:

  • Finding an apartment in a safe area
  • Understanding the legal requirements of a lease
  • The rights of landlords and tenants