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United States

Local Time

04:25 PM

Local Temperature

32°C / 89°F


Destination Overview

Something for Everyone

The United States boasts the world’s third-largest population, as well as a wide array of tourist destinations to please nearly anyone. It has gorgeous beaches in Florida, Hawaii, and California, bustling metropolitan cities like New York and Chicago, and natural landmarks like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone.

Quick Info

  • Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
  • Electricity: 120 V, 60 Hz - plug types A and B
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese
  • Population: 317 million



Housing

Housing varies wildly in both the type and the cost depending on the state and even the city in which you are living. Major metropolitan cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles can be quite expensive, while other smaller suburbs. sometimes even right outside the major metros, can be more affordable.

Typical Costs

Temporary Accommodations

  • 1-bedroom in city – USD 1,000
  • 1-bedroom outside city – USD 750
  • 3-bedroom in city – USD 1,750
  • 3 bedroom outside city USD 1,300

Many apartment complexes will require a security deposit in the amount of two times the monthly rent. This is often referred to as “first and last month’s rent.”  Prepare to spend USD $2500/month or more for a single-family home with three bedrooms.

 

Fun Fact

The first man to walk on the moon was American Neil Armstrong on July 21, 1969.

Schooling

There is no national curriculum in the United States, but individual states and school districts require that certain standards are used.

Typical Costs

Average Cost

Pre-K – Fees depend on the type of school and the number of hours for the pre-K program. A cooperative preschool could cost $50/month, while a private pre-K program at a daycare center could cost as much as $250/week.

Elementary – Cost for elementary schools depends on whether the school is private or public. Public schools are generally free for students other than book rental fees and the cost of lunches. Private school tuition can be $10,000-$15,000 per year for Catholic or private elementary schools.

Secondary Schooling – College tuition can often cost anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 per year, with most undergraduate degrees taking 4 years to complete.

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Fast Facts

  • Sports

    The most popular team sports in the United States are American football (not to be confused with soccer), baseball, basketball, and hockey.

  • Weather

    Most of the tornadoes in the world occur in the Midwest region of the United States, sometimes called Tornado Alley.

  • U.S. Cities

    The most populated city in the U.S. is New York City; Los Angeles is the next largest, followed by Chicago.

  • Mountains

    The tallest mountain in the U.S. is Mt. McKinley in Alaska, which looms over 20,000 feet above sea level.

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Chicago, IL 60605

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