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How much does it cost your family of three to live each month?

It costs my husband son and I $1300 a month to pay all our bills and buy food ect. This seems ridiculously high to me. How much do you spend?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Aug. 29, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (11)
  • Around $1700 for family of 3. That includes rent, bills, groceries, gas, diapers, and fun money. I'm sure I can live off of less if I learned how to cook better. Right now I'm feeding my husband, son and baby on the way...this so far has ensured us no leftovers, ever!

    Answer by sunshine58103 at 1:15 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Our bills are about $1600 each month (mortgage, insurance, association fees, car payment, cell phone, utilities,etc). Our grocery, gas, and fun money vary from month to month.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 12:59 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Our Mortgage is that high($1300 a month). So I ca officially say we live over that.


    Answer by louise2 at 1:01 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • 1600

    Answer by leksismommy at 1:02 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Well, it costs $1100 a month for us to just exist and that doesn't include our mortgage or truck loan. That is just utilities, taxes, insurance and groceries...and we only spend $300 a month for food for a family of 5. We don't have cellphones, we don't go out at all, none of us have new clothes. Our total monthly expenses are $ 2300.00, it covers a roof over our head and food in our fridge....

    Answer by WoodWitch at 1:03 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • There are 3 of us and it costs us about $1,100 or so. That's everything from rent ($425) and utilities to gas ($30) and groceries.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 1:05 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • $1309 according to my budget. But then we don't have car payments and our rent is really cheap. I know we could spend less than that if we had to- we could also spend a whole lot more if I wasn't so dang cheap =)

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 1:06 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • 1700 family of five- includes taxes broken down on a monthly basis.

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:11 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • it cost me about 1100$ a month for a family of 4, but thats just rent,pge,cell,cable,internet,insurance and food, anything after that i dont keep track of (hmmm maybe i should) lolol

    Answer by cara124 at 1:11 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Our house payment, insurances, utilities, cell phone, ect. is about $1000. Credit card payments are about $100. No car payment. Food including pets is about $400. Gas is about $100.



    Answer by Gailll at 1:11 PM on Aug. 29, 2010