I am seriously getting fed up with living at home (it brings about a serious lack of options when dealing with women and such...I can't exactly bring a date home with me to watch a movie (or play...hehehe... ) with 3 other people in the house all the time). Plus, it would be rather awkward saying "Hi Mom" as we went into my bedroom as that's the only place in this house with a decent home theater. So, I'm planning on finally moving out come January (that'll give me enough time to pay off my current credit card debt in full). What do I need to consider when moving out? I've counted up my expenses and have considered almost everything (I think). For those that took the plunge and left mommy and daddy (or in my case, mommy and grandparents), what other things should I consider other than the bare essentials? The bare essentials meaning: Car Insurance DSL (or cable) Food (and for hardcore beer enthusiasts, no this does not include beer as I don't drink very often ) Gym Membership Recreational Expenses Utilities (unless the apartment complex already pays for some of them) Miscellaneous (for those that took the plunge, please tell me anything I may have forgotten above). Keep in mind that I pretty much don't need cable T.V. (I only watch films and listen to music for entertainment -- I find standard cable T.V. much too droll and uninteresting). The few shows I do enjoy don't warrant spending an extra $30-50/mo for cable. I plan on going a month or two without too much extra cash as I get a small business going. I can't do too much at home right now but as soon as I get out I'll finally have the best possible environment to think and concentrate: Quiet, quiet, and more quiet. Man, I simply can't wait. Also, another benefit for moving out: Girls girls girls, HERE I COME!!