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The Real Cost of Setting Up a Dorm Room

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-08-10T20:14:18Z

Photograph by Daryl Solomon/Getty Images

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We're not tallying up the cost of clothes, all toiletries, school supplies, and the countless other things that you child will either need or want, but here are a few items that shouldn't be forgotten.

$20: Deluxe personal safe with combo lock -- containerstore.com

$20: Travel mug -- bedbathandbeyond.com

$30: Small tool kit, sewing kit, bag clips -- amazon.com

$39: Flashlight ($14), rechargeable batteries ($9), battery charger ($16) -- sears.com

$85.50: First Aid Kit that includes alcohol wipes, Bandaids, Neosporin, Tylenol, Advil, multivitamins, tweezers, Pepto Bismol, cortisone cream, Cold-Eeze, Airborne -- drugstore.com

The tally: $5,311

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