The Cost of Moving: A Week in Cedar Rapids
I did an interim “cost of my visit to Cedar Rapids” last week, but it’s time to total up exactly what this week of apartment-hunting and furniture shopping has cost me.
Checked bags: $50
In-flight WiFi: $5.99
Taxi/Lyft to and from airports: $90.50
Bike rental: $44.94
Apartment application fee: $40
Apartment security deposit: $650
Chapstick that I bought at Walgreens: $1.79
Flight from Seattle to Cedar Rapids on November 30: $18.10 (after booking with miles)
Things I didn’t have to pay for: all food when I was with my parents, tickets to hear Orchestra Iowa play Beethoven’s Fifth (again, parents), three dresses and one sparkly sweater my mom bought me as a belated birthday present.
Total cost: $3,359.15
I should be getting $1,495 back from my current landlord after I move, plus the $500ish I hope to get for my furniture, so we could assume that I’m only $1,364.15 out of pocket so far.
With more spending to come because I still have to ship all my stuff (and buy some more stuff).
I hope this move will save me money eventually!
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