Yes, my budget does cover the cost of living and my lifestyle. I went with the smallest salary offered which was $44,000 and had roughly $3,600 to spend per month. Because I would get a one bedroom apartment, I allocated $2,000 for things like rent, utilities, and internet. I am left with $1,600 to spend on groceries and leisure activities, which I typically don't spend money on extra items. I like to spend my free time at home or going on hikes which take up very little of my budget. The rest is allocated to my cat and savings.