Over the years, I have used the following sites to support my students (and sometimes myself!) in creating budgets, managing expenses, and comparing costs across the nation.
- Economic Policy Institute – Family Budget Calculator
- “The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions” – EPI
- City Data Comparison – Compare cost of living across different locales
- City Data is a wealth of information for students. I find it incredibly useful to help students compare life in their new city to their current lives.
- Numbeo Cost of Living – Another cost of living comparison
- While similar to CityData, Numbeo has many more features, resources and sources of data. Incredibly useful.
- Virtual Enterprises International – Unbelievable business course that transforms students into professionals
- “With an emphasis on college and career readiness, VEI is an in-school, live, global business simulation that offers students a competitive edge through project-based, collaborative learning…” – VEI