pac12_stipend_COL_comparison.xlsx
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Expense category1 Adult in Denver County1 Adult + 1 Child in Denver County1 Adult in Boulder County1 Adult + 1 Child in Boulder County
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Food (source: MIT living wage calculator)$3,607$5,319$3,607$5,319
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Child Care (source: MIT living wage calculator)$0$8,386$0$8,386
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Medical (source: MIT living wage calculator)$2,172$6,167$2,172$6,167
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Housing (source: MIT living wage calculator)$7,200$11,520$9,840$14,136
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Transportation (source: MIT living wage calculator)$4,054$7,382$4,054$7,382
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Other (source: MIT living wage calculator)$2,284$3,971$2,284$3,971
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Required fees (source: CU Bursar)$1,776$1,776$1,776$1,776
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Books and supplies (source: CU Bursar)$1,800$1,800$1,800$1,800
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Required annual income after taxes (sum of previous rows)
$22,893$46,321$25,533$48,937
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Annual taxes (approximate based on 13.9% tax rate) [1]
$3,696$7,478$4,122$7,900
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Required annual income before taxes$26,589$53,799$29,655$56,837
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Annual stipend at LOW$20,208$20,208$20,208$20,208
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Shortfall$6,381$33,591$9,447$36,629
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Shortfall as a fraction of living wage0.240.620.320.64
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Annual stipend at HIGH$20,208$20,208$20,208$20,208
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Shortfall$6,381$33,591$9,447$36,629
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Shortfall as a fraction of living wage0.240.620.320.64
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[1] International students incur 30% tax withholding. Source: <https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Pay-for-Personal-Services-Performed> Accessed April 2016.
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