U.S. will fall between $10k-$18k I think.
Tight living expenses in NYC (excluding rent) is about $13,200 annually. Rent is going to range around (~$900 for a room to +$3k for an apartment).
I did a google search and this is from the most to least expensive:
It all really depends on the city though.
Thats crazy. Here in Vancouver, a one room apartment can cost over $1,300.