Single Vs. Family
Actual expenses for moving will differ depending on whether you are a single individual or have a family and the needs of those two groups. Expenses for a single individual will of course be much lower than that of a family; a single person may only need to worry about moving themselves, especially if they are not attached to a significant other or have children. A single person may only need about $1,500 to 5,000 to move, depending on where they are headed.
These expenses include first and last month's rent, utilities & fees, groceries, moving costs, and at least a few months of expenses in case a job has not been found. A family, on the other hand, would require much more - a minimum of $10,000 - as there are more people to move and thus, possibly more expenses.
Moving costs can be especially high depending on what is being moved and how moving will be achieved. Professional movers can be consulted to look at, say a house, and place an estimate on how much it would cost to move. Again, for single individuals, this cost could either be much lower or non existent as a person may choose to sell or donate most of their possessions in order to buy new things when they arrive in a new city.