Post # 61
We own a 1200something (I always forget) sq ft house in an association just outside of Chicago.
- Light/energy – $70-100 during the summer, $15-$30 during the winter
- Gas/heat – $20 during the summer, $80ish during the winter
- Water – $20
- Cell Phone – $200 for both
- Garbage – $18
- Mortgage – $850, including homeowner’s insurance, taxes, etc. (we got a steal on the house, no complaints!)
- HOA dues – $185
- Cable and internet – $135
- Credit Card – $150
- Car Insurance – $90
- Netflix – $8
- Gas for Darling Husband to commute – $240
- Student Loans – $500
- IPASS for tolls – $40
- Groceries – $150
No car payment, although we’ll be getting another car soon so that will change.
Post # 62
Mortgage – 2200
Car – 500
Car Ins 230 (2 cars)
TV and Internet 230
Life ins 130
Student loan…wait for it… 1500 minumim (I pay more to help get the balance down)
Post # 63
happenstance: can you carpool some?
Post # 64
I am so envious of everyones’ electric bills! Here in the desert, ours is $400/mo for a 2140 sq ft house set to 81 degrees. Even in the winter, it’s well over $100-150.
Post # 65
I know this thread is old but it’s interesting.
- Light/energy – approx $150 (more in the winter, less in the summer of course)
- Cell Phone – $100 (for both of us – straighttalk)
- Rent – $1750
- Comcast – $100
- Garbage – $25
- Water – $50
- Truck payment – $450
- Car payment – $275
- Credit Card – $50
- Car Insurance (for 2 cars + 1 motorcycle) – $236
- Netflix – $8
- Gas (like for stove, water heater) – $160
- Student loans (just me) – $1000
Post # 66
Wow, it’s amazing how much these costs vary in different areas! No big surprise, I guess.
- Electricity: approx $45-$100 (winter/summer)
- Cell: still on our family plans, for shame
- Rent: $2500 (includes heat, water, cooking gas)
- Internet: $55
- Credit Cards: $400 (usually pay a bit more to speed things along)
- Renter’s Insurance: $18
- Netflix: $8
- Health Insurance for two: $225
- Metrocards: $25
- Taxis: $30
Where we save: no cars, no cable, walk to work/work from home, no home ownership associated costs. Housing is high, but those other things can be low. I’m glad it (kinda) balances out!
Post # 67
2880 sf 5 bed/3bath brick home.
- Mortgage- $1280 PITI
- Electric- $80 ish in the winter to $170 in the summer.
- Water- $40-75 (includes Trash) $75 if it’s summer and we have the sprinkler running.
- Cable/Internet/Home phone-$140
- Car Payment- $350 for my 2014 Honda Pilot
- Credit Cards- Paid off every month.
- Cell- $0. Both of our companies pay for our phones.
Post # 68
commuting costs: $1000
student loans $800
car loan 300
electric :$20 in summer and free in the winter (thank you solar panels)
car insurance 80
water 60 quarterly
sewage 101$ quarterly
Nat gas: 25$
fun $: 400-500$ for shopping and fun
we live in nj in a modest 1700sq ft home in the suburbs we make 8k monthly take home
Post # 69
Some of these posts make me feel good, others make me feel terrible, lol.
- Light/energy/water – approx $120 (less in the winter, more in the summer)
- Cell Phone – $150 for both
- Rent – $600
- Garbage – $15
- Car payment – $730 (1 car)
- Credit Card – Paid in full every month
- Car Insurance (for 2 cars + 1 motorcycle, and renters ins) – $240
- Netflix – $8 (and no cable)
- Internet – $25
- Life insurance – $40
Post # 70
Arae83: I can actually relate to your bills, I live in CA too!!!
Post # 71
GrannyPantiesRock: Finally! someone with a student loan bill like mine!!
Post # 72
This was depressing, but I’ll bite! We live in a part of central coast, California.
Mortgage: (1 bedroom condo, this includes HOA fees, like garbage etc): $900
PG&E (electric and gas): Between $50-$100, varies from seasons
Water: About $40
Credit card: I pay about $50 per month, don’t have a high balance. Not sure about Fiance, he pays it off every month.
Car payment: $250 (my car, his is paid off)
Car insurance: About $192 for both
My Student loans (he has none): About $1000
Cable/Internet: About $100 or so
My health insurance (I pay for private insurance): $288 (his is covered with work)
Cell Phones: I have no idea, because as 2 adults in our 30s, both of our sets of parents still pay for our cell phones. I know this sounds ridiculous, but I’m fine with it. Haha. (Our families live far away from us)
We are really bad about budgeting for groceries, and I spend way too much on buying starbucks and race entries (I’m a marathoner). Working on this. Also, we have a dog and 2 cats and I spoil them. SO there’s that. I need to reign this in before we have kids.Not sure of our take home per month, like $7400 or something?
Post # 73
We live in the most expensive city in Canada so our figure will be higher…
House Insurance: $92.42/month
Natural Gas: $200/month
My cel phone: $44.80/month
Car loan: $372.67/month
My car insurance: $162/month
Darling Husband car insurance $140/month
Darling Husband cel phone: $65/month
Gas for both vehicle:$130/month
Maid for mom:$144/month
Rental income from tentant:$1000/month
Post # 74
Kings7911: I don’t see groceries/food on here.
Post # 75
I forgot to factor property tax as well, that’s roughly $300+/month. I cannot remember the exact amount.. but we should be paying mid 3K a year with senior discount since we are living with mother in law