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04 Feb 2007, 05:02
rhyme wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
fluffydot wrote:

New suite: $199 I'm in the market for one of those right now, but looking to spend upwards of$199,000. Add that to the total cost (GMAT+MBA) and I become the official GMATClub CHA-CHING debt KING.

New condo: $225,000 Forgone wages:$175,000
Tuition: $50,000 This month's visit to XYZ:$3000
Kaplan: $1200 Books, CDROMs, other online materials: ~$1000
GMAT (x4): $1000 Initial school visits in 2004 and 2005:$5000 (x2)
Lost wages during vists: $15,000 Insurance:$10,000
Wife's green card paperwork and embassy visits: $2000 Family visit to Asia:$5000
Anticipated birth of first child between B1 and B2: $6000 Living Expenses for 21 months:$31,000
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Sub Total: $535,000 (and that's riding a bicycle to school everyday!) I don't know where XYZ is, but this: Living Expenses for 21 months:$31,000

Seems way way low to me. Thats less than $1500 a month, and unless XYZ is in a really small town where things are cheap, thats low. That figure does not include mortgage costs.  Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount Codes Manhattan GMAT Discount Codes Optimus Prep Discount Codes Current Student Joined: 28 Dec 2004 Posts: 3361 Location: New York City Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12 Followers: 16 Kudos [?]: 297 [0], given: 2 ### Show Tags 04 Feb 2007, 10:02 you should fit well in the i-banking world ...at least dress wise rhyme wrote: Xeo78 wrote: rhyme wrote: Don't feel bad about your costs. Here's my rough total. Gmat prep,$1800
Gmat exams, $750 gmat score reports and transcript ordering, ~$150
Trip to Cornell: ~$950 Trip to Harvard: ~$1400
Unpaid time off work for trips, gmat exams, interviews, class visits, etc: ~$12,000 New Suit for interviews:$1200
Application Fees: ~$700 Dry Cleaning: At least$50

~ $19,000 true opportunity cost (which is the best measure) or, if you prefer: ~$7,000 actual out of pocket

$1200 for a suit? Geez, what did you get, Armani? Embarassing as it is... It was actually$1400, not $1200, I was mistaken... and its one of my cheaper suits actually.... I tend to buy Loro Piana mostly. Armani tends not to fit well on my frame. I also have a tendency to buy some pretty ridiculously priced shirts. Shoes too, but at least there I can blame my insanely big but insanely narrow feet. There's only two manufacturers that fit me well. Reebok, and Ferragamo. Doesn't leave much in terms of options. Ties are probably my most ridiculous splurge - but I stopped buying them years ago. Hermes mostly. Director Joined: 07 Jun 2006 Posts: 513 Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 131 [6] , given: 0 MBA Loans [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Feb 2007, 20:32 6 This post received KUDOS ok - reading about all these costs made me take a potshot at Gmatt and Rhyme. Me included of course. [/img] GMAT Club Legend Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 5926 Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009 GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45 WE: Business Development (Consumer Products) Followers: 321 Kudos [?]: 2085 [0], given: 7 ### Show Tags 06 Feb 2007, 20:40 I dont wear Armani! Loro Piana! Boss! Hermes! Ferragamo! But, still, I love it... "weighed down by fees", LOL. Director Joined: 07 Jun 2006 Posts: 513 Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 131 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 06 Feb 2007, 20:45 Armani, Giovanni, Piscatelli, walletempti, hermes, boss - yada yada, whatever, it's just details. I haven't worn any of these so I couldn't care less ;) VP Joined: 29 Apr 2003 Posts: 1403 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 06 Feb 2007, 21:50 Hilarious! Manager Joined: 16 Dec 2007 Posts: 198 Location: San Diego,CA Schools: Kellogg (R2), UCLA (R2) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0 Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2008, 12:07 Found while searching the cost of application process. Bumping it for folks planning to apply for 09. GMAT Club Legend Status: Um... what do you want to know? Joined: 04 Jun 2007 Posts: 5464 Location: SF, CA, USA Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010 WE 1: Social Gaming Followers: 72 Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 14 Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2008, 15:38 that's a good one! _________________ **************************** GMAT Club Knowledge Vault: http://gmatclub.com/forum/123 Haas Ambassador http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555 Kryzak's Profile: http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286 Member Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969 CEO Joined: 17 May 2007 Posts: 2954 Followers: 61 Kudos [?]: 601 [1] , given: 210 Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2008, 16:41 1 This post received KUDOS This is a great one !!!! My costs (converting everything in USD): GMAT$250
Books $500 Applications (6 schools)$1300
Lost wages during months I took off work $40,000 Lost laptop (which got stolen while studying for gmat in the library) -$2900

holy crap - $44,950 ... Thats a LOT of money without a single admit to show for it. GMAT Club Legend Status: Um... what do you want to know? Joined: 04 Jun 2007 Posts: 5464 Location: SF, CA, USA Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010 WE 1: Social Gaming Followers: 72 Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 14 Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2008, 17:52 yikes, that is expensive! You will get in, bsd, you will! _________________ **************************** GMAT Club Knowledge Vault: http://gmatclub.com/forum/123 Haas Ambassador http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555 Kryzak's Profile: http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286 Member Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969 Current Student Joined: 12 Nov 2007 Posts: 68 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0 Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2008, 19:18 GMAT class:$1000
GMAT test: $250 Visit to Michigan Ross:$450
Visits to Chicago GSB: $100 in cabs to go back and forth a few times Kellogg App:$225
Chicago GSB App: $200 Dry cleaning the interview suit/shirt (twice):$30
New high heels for the interviews (that I subsequently RUINED the minute I stepped out of my apartment on my way to the Kellogg interview...GRRR...): $100 Blood, sweat, and tears: A LOT Grand total:$2,355. Not that bad I guess!
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16 Jan 2008, 19:51
GMAT Fee: $250 GMAT Books:$100 (estimate)
MBA Prep Books: $125 (estimate) Application Fees (Stanford, Haas, UCLA, Kellogg):$825
Tickets to LA x 2 + Hotel: $500 Tickets to Chicago + hotel:$600 (estimate)
Gas to Haas and Stanford, numerous times: $100 New suit for interview:$150 (yeah, it was on sale at Banana)
Lost time and opportunity from July - December (minus November): Immesurable

Total Cost: $2650 Getting admitted to UCLA right before Xmas: PRICELESS _________________ **************************** GMAT Club Knowledge Vault: http://gmatclub.com/forum/123 Haas Ambassador http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555 Kryzak's Profile: http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286 Member Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969 GMAT Club Legend Status: Um... what do you want to know? Joined: 04 Jun 2007 Posts: 5464 Location: SF, CA, USA Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010 WE 1: Social Gaming Followers: 72 Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 14 Re: [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2008, 19:55 rhyme wrote: Embarassing as it is... It was actually$1400, not $1200, I was mistaken... and its one of my cheaper suits actually.... I tend to buy Loro Piana mostly. Armani tends not to fit well on my frame. I also have a tendency to buy some pretty ridiculously priced shirts. Shoes too, but at least there I can blame my insanely big but insanely narrow feet. There's only two manufacturers that fit me well. Reebok, and Ferragamo. Doesn't leave much in terms of options. Ties are probably my most ridiculous splurge - but I stopped buying them years ago. Hermes mostly. I *had* to quote this one... *$1400* for a suit?! You have very expensive tastes, rhyme!
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16 Jan 2008, 20:28
GMAT Fee: $250 GMAT Book:$35
Application Fees (Chicago, Wharton, Kellogg): $650 Tickets to Chicago x 2:$400 (estimate)
Gas+Tolls to Wharton: $40 New suit for interview:$200

Total Cost: $1575...looks like I need to spend nearly this much to fit in with Rhyme at GSB Senior Manager Joined: 25 Jul 2007 Posts: 378 Location: Times Square Schools: Baruch / Zicklin Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 148 Re: [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2008, 20:33 rhyme wrote: ... I don't know where XYZ is... It's on the 3-dimensional coordinate plane. You can plot it if you'd like. I believe Travel ranked it as the Xth Exotic place to visit for 2007. GMAT Club Legend Status: Um... what do you want to know? Joined: 04 Jun 2007 Posts: 5464 Location: SF, CA, USA Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010 WE 1: Social Gaming Followers: 72 Kudos [?]: 402 [0], given: 14 Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Jan 2008, 22:11 burger2001 wrote: GMAT Fee:$250
GMAT Book: $35 Application Fees (Chicago, Wharton, Kellogg):$650
Tickets to Chicago x 2: $400 (estimate) Gas+Tolls to Wharton:$40
New suit for interview: $200 Total Cost:$1575...looks like I need to spend nearly this much to fit in with Rhyme at GSB

Rhyme spent almost as much as you with his suit alone
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Joined: 18 Dec 2007
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Location: Hong Kong
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010
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17 Jan 2008, 00:06
GMAT: $250 GMAT website study:$40
Application fees: $875 4 Cashmere Wool Suits and 7 silk shirts all tailored and 4 silk ties - for interviews:$300

= $1465 - yay!!! I am a cheapskate CEO Joined: 17 May 2007 Posts: 2954 Followers: 61 Kudos [?]: 601 [0], given: 210 Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Jan 2008, 00:27 toga, I need to find your tailor togafoot wrote: GMAT:$250
GMAT website study: $40 Application fees:$875
4 Cashmere Wool Suits and 7 silk shirts all tailored and 4 silk ties - for interviews: $300 =$1465 - yay!!! I am a cheapskate
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17 Jan 2008, 01:30
GMAT = 500
GMAT Books = 200
MBA Books = 100
Trip to presentations = 300
Applications = 1250
Lost relationship = .....
Loss of friends = .....

Total = 2350 + my life
Director
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17 Jan 2008, 03:24
bsd_lover wrote:
toga, I need to find your tailor

togafoot wrote:
GMAT: $250 GMAT website study:$40
Application fees: $875 4 Cashmere Wool Suits and 7 silk shirts all tailored and 4 silk ties - for interviews:$300

= \$1465 - yay!!! I am a cheapskate

Ive posted it somewhere, but ill repeat it here :-

Vietnam, Hoi an, is full of tailors. Good prices for good quality clothing, Stay for a few days so that you can do the fitting and make any adjustments to the clothes to ensure they fit properly.

TO get there... Fly to da nang and get a taxi. Hoi an is a coastal area so there is a nice beach as well, plus they have their own style of cuisine. It`s quiet, and relaxing place. Great for a holiday.

Cost of trip to vietnam is not in my list because it was booked before i even realised i was going to do an MBA.

Thailand is your alternative but more expensive than Vietnam.
Re: Cha-Ching! Add it up!   [#permalink] 17 Jan 2008, 03:24

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