In this part of the project, you will prepare a monthly budget for yourself and the possible location.
Start by researching want ads in the location's local newspapers to find entry-level positions and also look for apartments to get an idea of the monthly rent you will have to pay.
Visit this Newspaper Database site to search for newspapers online throughout the country by state.
Don't foget to include expenses for the following items as well:
Here is a detailed budget calculator that will give you an idea of all the expenses you will have to consider.
Here is a another version of a budget calculator that offers a suggested break down (in pie chart/percent form) of your expenses.