# Quick Answer: What is the average monthly allowance for a college student?

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According to Admissionly, depending on how strictly your student budgets, their average monthly spending will likely fall between \$1,400 and \$2,082 for necessity and non-necessity expenses combined.

## What is the monthly allowance for college students?

Some families give their students a monthly allowance, ranging from \$75–\$225, to supplement the student’s own savings. After the first year, especially for students making good money through summer employment, an allowance may no longer be necessary.

## How much is a good allowance for college student?

Some students were given money when expenses arose, rather than as a proscribed regular weekly amount. The consensus among the hundreds of parents who did send their college students spending money was that the range should be between \$25-\$75 a week for a student living on campus.

## What is a reasonable monthly budget for a college student?

But how much spending money for college does a student need? While the number is dependent on a range of factors, the average amount of spending money for a college student is \$2,000 per year or about \$200 per month.

## How much should a college student spend on groceries per month?

The average cost of food per month for a college student is \$547. College students spend on average \$341 a month eating off-campus. Meals cooked at home average \$206 a month when the cost of eating off-campus is included. A campus meal plan averages \$563 a month.

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## What’s the 50 30 20 budget rule?

Senator Elizabeth Warren popularized the so-called “50/20/30 budget rule” (sometimes labeled “50-30-20”) in her book, All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan. The basic rule is to divide up after-tax income and allocate it to spend: 50% on needs, 30% on wants, and socking away 20% to savings.

## How much do college students spend a week?

Since many college students work and earn an average of \$195 per week or \$10,000 if working part-time year-round, they should not need any help with “spending money.”

Sample Budget.

Budget Category
Books and school supplies \$600-\$1,200
Electronics \$200-\$1,200

## What is the average student weekly budget?

The average student’s living costs are about £810 a month (or £187 a week), with our findings revealing that the Maintenance Loan often falls far short of covering students’ living expenses. It’s probably no surprise that rent takes the biggest chunk out of the student budget – and, at £421, it’s £3 up on 2020.

## What do college students buy the most?

In a different survey of over 500 college students, students reported spending their money in the following non-essential categories:

• Restaurants – 99%
• Beauty – 76%
• Fashion – 70%
• Electronics – 60%
• Live music – 59%
• Media – 57%
• Gyms and fitness – 38%