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Reality Check

Living on your own requires you to pay for housing, food, clothes, transportation, and other items. Find out how much money you will need to earn per month to cover your expenses. Then find out which occupations will support this lifestyle.


How it Works:

1. Select a Location

Different areas have different living expenses. Select a Utah location below (or select an area on the map) to get the cost of living expenses in that area.


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2. Select an Option

Option #1: Just Get Started!

Don't know how much money you will need to earn in the future? Curious about which occupation will support your desired lifestyle? No problem. Just click the "Get Started" button below to get a Reality Check!

Option #2: Select an Occupation

Already know which occupation you want to pursue? Find out how much you can afford with the earnings in your chosen occupation.

Please enter search term (minimum 2 characters).

Option #3: Enter a Future Salary

Already know how much money you want to earn? That's a start. Enter the salary to get information on which occupations pay that much or more.