You guys are going be really jenously of what I'm about to say.
If I wanted to just live, as in just the bare requirements I could have shelter, power, water, food etc & internet for about $300 a month.
Although I spend more like $600 a month.
If you include payroll (i have an employee that I pay) $1,200.
Not too shabby, but granted cost of living here is CHEAP!