Review the estimated costs provided by Caltech for Undergraduates and Graduates for tuition, room and board, etc. These estimates are for basic expenses and do not include items such as travel, hobbies, and car ownership.
Below is a sample of monthly fixed expenses for a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech or JPL. The numbers listed below are for reference only, and will change according to market conditions.
Note: the list below does NOT include costs such as childcare, personal travels, visas fees, medical treatments (copay and deductible), etc...This list is non-exhaustive; also the costs vary among individuals.
|Single||Married With One Child|
|Varies by length of stay, tax residence country, and immigration status||~25% Salary||~25% Salary|
|1 or 2 bedroom apartment (non shared)||$2,000+||$2,750+|
|1 bedroom in a shared apartment/house||$1,500+|
|Car insurance, Caltech parking, gas||$400+||$500+|
|Groceries, basic supplies||$750+||$1,000+|
|Electricity, water, gas, trash||$150+||$250+|
|Health, Dental, Rapatriation||$64 - $184+||$120 - $700+|
|Internet, cable, cell phone||$220+||$320+|
|Miscellaneous and leisure|
|Restaurants, entertainment, clothes||$120+||$250+|
*As of July 2023
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