(Closed) How would you divide costs?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
  • poll: Does the couple count as "one person" because theyre together/married/on the same team?
    Yes : (4 votes)
    5 %
    No : (73 votes)
    95 %
    Other? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1880 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    The cost gets divided per person, which means five ways. You pay as a unit but you cover the cost of both sub-units.

    Post # 4
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    Cost would be per person in this case 5 people. It’s the only way I see it being fair

    Post # 5
    9952 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Agree with the other Bees… the costing is divided per person.

    So $ 400 and 5 people… that is $ 80 per person…

    That said…

    I’ve been in the situation where we’ve rented a House for a Weekend with another couple… where ultimately one of us ended up with better accommodations… so then we agreed to off-set the costs to compensate

    So that the couple who got the Master Suite with the Kingsized Bed and Ensuite Bathroom paid more than the couple who got the Sofa Bed in the Living Room… because I’m not mean as to make those who didn’t get the best digs pay the same amount as us

    So a $ 400 Rental wouldn’t be split $ 200 per couple, but maybe $ 250 or $ 300 for the High Rollers and the balance for the other couple

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 6
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @This Time Round:  +1 This. Should be by the person, but also give some respect to the accomodations.

    Darling Husband and I have a roommate at the moment. We have a 3 bedroom apartment with a large living room. Our deal is 60-40 on everything with her. The apartment is big enough that no one has a “lesser” anything, but she also isn’t a straight equal. 

    Post # 7
    8471 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I say per person as well…

    Post # 8
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Agree with others, the total cost should be split per person. 

    Post # 9
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    5 ways.

    This has happened to me before, but with paying for gas on a trip.  Totally wasnt fair that they only paid for “one” unit instead of two.

    Post # 10
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Really rude IMO to think that because you are a couple, you only count as one person.  There are 5 bodies in the room so it should be split 5 ways.

    Post # 11
    8444 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would think you’d just divide by 5, but it kinda depends.  If it’s a suite with 4 sleeping areas (i.e. you and your husband are sharing a bed, everyone else gets their own), then you’d divide by 4.  If you’re all just in one room with extra beds in that room, then you should divide by the number of people.

    Post # 12
    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Mrs.LemonDrop:  I agree.



    Darling Husband and I currently have a roommate. We share a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment with a very large living room and a much smaller living room. Darling Husband & I cover 2/3 of the rent, but our roommate has claimed the larger living room as his own. Our roommate is definitely getting the better end of the deal. So definitely take things like this into consideration.

    Post # 13
    2892 posts
    Sugar bee

    A couple is not “one person.” A couple is 2 people. You shouldn’t get a discount (dividing the cost by 4 rather than 5 people, which essentially spreads the cost of the 5th person to everyone else’s share of the room) just because you’re fucking someone. Sorry to be blunt. I just know that if I was single and I was having to pay for a share of someone’s partner’s stay I’d be pretty pissed.

    Post # 14
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Per person.

    Post # 15
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I say per person

    Post # 16
    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would divide it by 5 and then pay the amount for two people.

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