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Lets COMPARE :) For FUN - Try it

Posted by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 6:14 AM
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Ok

This was running thru my head at 3h30 am when I woke in a sudden coughing fit.

Lets compare our expenses per country/area!! PER MONTH: FUN

Where are u from?

How much is your grocery bill? (incl day to day buys)Average:

Gas bill:

Rent/bond:

Utilities:

School fees:

Entertainment:

Policies:

Clothing:

Kids:

Salon (if u are priveleged enough):

Other:

Total:

 

you rock

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by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 6:14 AM
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Msivrath
by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 6:17 AM

Where are u from? Cape Town South Africa

How much is your grocery bill? (incl day to day buys)Average: $450

Gas bill: $150

Rent/bond: $450

Utilities: $150

School fees: $110

Entertainment: $100

Policies: $50

Clothing: $100

Kids: $150

Salon (if u are priveleged enough): $0

Other: Vehicle + insurance : $380

Total: $1640.00

frustrated

FoxTales
by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 6:42 AM
Where are u from?

Canada.


How much is your grocery bill? (incl day to day buys)Average: $400

Gas bill: $200

Rent/bond: $700 mortgage and homeowners insurance

Utilities: $500 (this includes student loan payments and all bills...utilities alone are around $200)

School fees: n/a

Entertainment: rarely... Let's count cable: $60

Policies: $35 life insurance, $30 child sponsorship

Clothing: whatever extra there is...

Kids: $40 incremental expenses

Salon (if u are privileged enough): nope

Other: $500 (car payment) + $70 (insurance)

Total:
$2545 if I did the math right.

Our car payment wouldn't be so high if we hadn't gotten stuck with a lemon we had to roll into two cars since (still paying on the damn thing :P)... Then we have other stuff, but that is bare minimum expenses.
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EntrepeneurMom
by Member on Aug. 23, 2013 at 7:17 AM
Where are u from? Wales, UK. Me and my 3yo ds in our house.

How much is your grocery bill? (incl day to day buys)Average: £30 a week

Gas bill: £10-20 a week, I'm on a card meter

Rent/bond: £440 a month for a 3 bed house with decent sized garden, in nice neighborhood

Utilities: Electric is also a key meter, £10 a week. Water is about £80 every 6 months

School fees: daycare is £25 a week

Entertainment: Freeview cable, I only pay tv license

Policies: contents insurance and business insurance. Healthcare is free

Clothing: long story, but £20 every 6mo. I buy stuff in sales mostly

Kids: we take trips and buy him gifts but he's not massively expensive

Salon (if u are priveleged enough): like hair? I go to the college salon, so less than £5. People are freaked out by this because they think trainees are going to hack at your hair and mess it up. That's not the case, the trainees practice on wigs and only the teacher ever cuts my hair. It takes 2 hours because she's using me to demonstrate, but its worth it. Even a full bleach, dye and style is only £20

Other: mother and toddler groups are £3 a week. Phone bill is £30/month

Total: Aww hell. I got no clue, as I prefer to work out weekly, not monthly costs. Income is about £800 a month, and we're able to treat ourselves and still have savings. About £90 a week because I'm very savvy about sales, coupons, general corner cutting. We're not rich but we live very well for a teen mum and child.
Msivrath
by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 7:48 AM
Sjoe! Ur mortage is hitting u down as well as car payment(s), so do u pay for 2 cars correct? If u could save somewhere, where do u think it would be? I see ours is + - same, except fo the mortage however we rent, if we had to buy now it would be more
Quoting FoxTales:

Where are u from?

Canada.


How much is your grocery bill? (incl day to day buys)Average: $400

Gas bill: $200

Rent/bond: $700 mortgage and homeowners insurance

Utilities: $500 (this includes student loan payments and all bills...utilities alone are around $200)

School fees: n/a

Entertainment: rarely... Let's count cable: $60

Policies: $35 life insurance, $30 child sponsorship

Clothing: whatever extra there is...

Kids: $40 incremental expenses

Salon (if u are privileged enough): nope

Other: $500 (car payment) + $70 (insurance)

Total:
$2545 if I did the math right.

Our car payment wouldn't be so high if we hadn't gotten stuck with a lemon we had to roll into two cars since (still paying on the damn thing :P)... Then we have other stuff, but that is bare minimum expenses.

Msivrath
by on Aug. 23, 2013 at 7:50 AM
Thanks for sharing, I see u prepare well :) What a great idea to use trainees to cut hair. I have heard its free here, so I must investigate.
Quoting EntrepeneurMom:

Where are u from? Wales, UK. Me and my 3yo ds in our house.

How much is your grocery bill? (incl day to day buys)Average: £30 a week

Gas bill: £10-20 a week, I'm on a card meter

Rent/bond: £440 a month for a 3 bed house with decent sized garden, in nice neighborhood

Utilities: Electric is also a key meter, £10 a week. Water is about £80 every 6 months

School fees: daycare is £25 a week

Entertainment: Freeview cable, I only pay tv license

Policies: contents insurance and business insurance. Healthcare is free

Clothing: long story, but £20 every 6mo. I buy stuff in sales mostly

Kids: we take trips and buy him gifts but he's not massively expensive

Salon (if u are priveleged enough): like hair? I go to the college salon, so less than £5. People are freaked out by this because they think trainees are going to hack at your hair and mess it up. That's not the case, the trainees practice on wigs and only the teacher ever cuts my hair. It takes 2 hours because she's using me to demonstrate, but its worth it. Even a full bleach, dye and style is only £20

Other: mother and toddler groups are £3 a week. Phone bill is £30/month

Total: Aww hell. I got no clue, as I prefer to work out weekly, not monthly costs. Income is about £800 a month, and we're able to treat ourselves and still have savings. About £90 a week because I'm very savvy about sales, coupons, general corner cutting. We're not rich but we live very well for a teen mum and child.

EntrepeneurMom
by Member on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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Definitely do it! They only let people at you who've trained past a certain level. It can take a very long time as they are learning, but it's an excuse to get a break from the sprogs ;)


Quoting Msivrath:

Thanks for sharing, I see u prepare well :)

What a great idea to use trainees to cut hair. I have heard its free here, so I must investigate.





Quoting EntrepeneurMom:

Where are u from? Wales, UK. Me and my 3yo ds in our house.



How much is your grocery bill? (incl day to day buys)Average: £30 a week



Gas bill: £10-20 a week, I'm on a card meter



Rent/bond: £440 a month for a 3 bed house with decent sized garden, in nice neighborhood



Utilities: Electric is also a key meter, £10 a week. Water is about £80 every 6 months



School fees: daycare is £25 a week



Entertainment: Freeview cable, I only pay tv license



Policies: contents insurance and business insurance. Healthcare is free



Clothing: long story, but £20 every 6mo. I buy stuff in sales mostly



Kids: we take trips and buy him gifts but he's not massively expensive



Salon (if u are priveleged enough): like hair? I go to the college salon, so less than £5. People are freaked out by this because they think trainees are going to hack at your hair and mess it up. That's not the case, the trainees practice on wigs and only the teacher ever cuts my hair. It takes 2 hours because she's using me to demonstrate, but its worth it. Even a full bleach, dye and style is only £20



Other: mother and toddler groups are £3 a week. Phone bill is £30/month



Total: Aww hell. I got no clue, as I prefer to work out weekly, not monthly costs. Income is about £800 a month, and we're able to treat ourselves and still have savings. About £90 a week because I'm very savvy about sales, coupons, general corner cutting. We're not rich but we live very well for a teen mum and child.



Simple-Beauty
by Gold Member on Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Our mortgage alone is more than your total monthly expenses, OP. I'm in Kansas City, MO. I don't feel comfortable putting everything else out there, lol.

MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Aug. 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM


Where are u from? Florida

How much is your grocery bill? (incl day to day buys)Average:$300

Gas bill:0

Rent/bond:$750

Utilities:$150

School fees:0

Entertainment:$70

Policies:0

Clothing:$50

Kids:$200

Salon (if u are priveleged enough):0

Other:100

Total:

k9l1c5
by Ruby Member on Aug. 23, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I live in PA... we live with my mom and the bills that we pay are...
Car: $350 per month
Car insurance: $224 per month
Cable/internet: $160 per month
Netflix: $8 per month
And credit card bills... :/

k9l1c5
by Ruby Member on Aug. 23, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Oh and we have straight talk for phones so for both of us is $75 for phones.

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