Moving to Lubbock - cost of living q...

Moving to Lubbock - cost of living question

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Maya

Tel Aviv, Israel

#1 Jul 4, 2011
Hi, I would be happy to get some info about cost of living in Lubbock. We are moving to Lubbock in September for a postdoctoral position that my husband found in TTU. His scholarship will be 40,000$ for one year. We have a doughter age 3 and a little baby who will stay home with me. We wondered if this scholarship would be enough to maintain normal life in Lubbock, including 3 bedroom apartment, kindergarten, one car, eating, shopping, life, ext...
Does anybody can assist in astimating?
We will appriciate it,
Maya,
Another Anonymous

AOL

#2 Aug 5, 2011
It is possible, but you will have to economize a bit, due to kindergarten and other child-related expenses. No big dinners out every week, shop at discount stores, etc. You might economize by renting a house near TTU vs. an apartment. Lubbock historically has one of the lowest COL in Texas. Good luck, and Welcome to Lubbock.
Another Anonymous

AOL

#3 Aug 5, 2011
I forgot to add: you would have an expense for car payment if car is financed, plus car insurance (required by law). House/apartment utilities could include electric, gas, water/sewer/garbage, phone, cable tv.
Maya

Tel Aviv, Israel

#4 Aug 7, 2011
Thanks for the info. It was helpful.

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