(Closed) How much are your bills?

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Charlie89:  Well I can give you a basic breakdown, but I’m in the US.

Our mortgage (tax, insurance, principal, etc) is just under $800, we spend about $200-$300 on groceries, and our other bills/going out money is about $800-$900, so I’d say altogether about $2000 a month.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Charlie89:  well I’m a stay at home, so I make everything from scratch.  Bread is incredibly inexpensive to make, and I never purchase anything that is pre-made.  If we want pizza, it starts with flour, yeast and water.  Also, we purchase things like meats and cheese in bulk, then portion it out and freeze it.  We’re lucky that we’re within a few minutes of several farmer’s markets for cheap produce.  Oh and DO NOT go food shopping when you’re hungry, you end up buying a bunch of snacks that don’t fill you up for the price.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Rent: $765

car payment: $200

car insurance: $150

phone: $99

groceries: between $150-300

no student loans, I think that’s everything!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Charlie89:  haha yeah that is per month, but I didn’t include fi car payment and insurance and the groceries might be a little more…

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Also from the US:

$900 is rent

$48 basic cable

$30 internet (will go up to $50 after the first year)

$30 HD, DVR, etc

$350 car payment

$65 car insurance

$350 student loans

$400 for food (groceries and eating out)

$150 for utilities (water, electric, trash, etc)

$200 for gas

Not really sure what else there is!  But my takehome pay is about $1400 every 2 weeks, so it really doesn’t leave much after this.  My cell is paid for by my job and my we paid my FI’s cell a year in advance.  can’t think of anything else! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This breakdown is for Fiance and I, not just myself – also keep in mind, we live right outside NYC and its very expensive

Rent – $2500

Car – $290

Car Insurance – $200

Parking – $250

Groceries – $400

Misc. bills/expenses (cable, internet, utilities) – $700

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mortgage (including taxes, insurance, and PMI) is $1500

Groceries – $500

Gas/Electric – varies by month but we average around $175

Car Payments – $350

Car Insurance – $200

Cell Phone – $100 (such a racket, we don’t even have smart phones – WTF)

Cable/Internet – $160

Water/Trash Removal/Sewer – they are minimal and only come once every quarter

I think that’s everything.  It’s a lot!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Rent – $950

Electric – can be as low as around $70 or as high as $120 (can’t remember exactly how much in the summer)

Car – $240 x2

Insurance – $365

Cable – $10

Internet – $25

That’s basically it right now. Our parents still have us on their cell accounts and health insurance. The car is what is absolutely over the top, but we won’t be paying that much forever. We don’t have a grocery budget since we’re tight and live 5 min from my mom. We basically buy peacemeal whatever we need to get by. We also don’t have an entertainment fund right now, nor do I get manicurea for pedicures, etc. 

ETA: I also put $100 toward a credit card that my husband had before we got married. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Here’s our budget right now (but I’m in a low cost of living area in the US, so it may not be helpful!) 

 

Rent: $675 

Power: $80

Water: $35

TV/Internet: $75

Cell phones: $150

Gym Membership: $90

Food: $300

 

We pay about $100 for renters insurance at the beginning of the year, and car insurance is paid for twice a year, so we don’t take those into account for the monthly budget. We’re lucky that we don’t yet have car payments. In August when our house is built, it’ll all go up though, because we’ll have a $1300 mortgage payment! 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Rent/Garbage/Recycling: $1,375

Groceries – $500

Car Payments – $405

Car Insurance – $40

Cell Phone – $150 

Cable/Internet – $100

Student Loans: $600+

Credit Cards: $200

Gas: $100-$200

But I live in CA so rent, gas, & eating out is all super expensive

 

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