(Closed) Monthly Household Budget

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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1587 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We live in Alberta Canada.

Mortgage 1100
Condo fees 300
Power 60
Water/Heat Included
TV, Internet, Home Phone 150
Cell Phones 150
Insurance 160
Groceries 600
Dining out 200
Gas 125
car payment 290
TOTAL = 3135 

Post # 4
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We live in the South:

Mortgage – $2,000

Home/rental/auto insurance – $137

Life insurance – $25

Cable/Internet – $102

Cell phone – $55

Netflix – $17

Bootcamp – $150

Auto – $250

Clothing – $100

Dining – $200

Groceries – $400

Household – $75

Misc – $15

Personal care – $100

Postage – $15

Recreation – $15

Utilities – $131

Savings – $1,087

These are mostly estimates, the month is not always as high as the amount listed here.  Dang we have almost $5k in expenses a month!

Post # 5
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1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Rent $1,480

Food $800

Electricity $200

Gas $75

Phones & Internet $198

Fuel (cars) $250

Parking at work $220

Insurances $388

Variousrepayments $730

Savings $1,050 

TOTAL $5,193

 

Damn it’s expensive to live!!! ESP with prices of car fuel, gas, electricity andfood going up constantly!!!

Post # 6
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567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I live in the Midwest

Rent: $500

Gas/Electric: $100 average

Water: $30

Internet & Cable and Netflix : $121

Phones: $160

Insurance: $150

Groceries and booze: $500

Dining Out: $100

Gas: $500 (I commute pretty far)

Student Loan: $650

Audible: $15

About $2850 total.  We have other expenses too – I didn’t list out all of them, but it comes to around $3600 per month total.

Post # 7
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I live in the great state of New Jersey.  /sarcasm.

Rent: $800 (to live in a shithole.  Nice places go for $1000+)

Verizon FIOS: $124 – No phone, highest internet speed, and HBO added to the bundle (Shotime was included) for $8.

2 iPhones: $160

Acura and Work Van: $225

Food: $400-500

Electricity: $40

My education debt: $100

Gym for two: $40

Plastic money (3 CCs): $120 (between the two of us and I blame the wedding)

Not sure how much we spend on fuel because I don’t drive anymore.  We share FI’s car and I only go to work and back.  Fortunately, it’s not that far from us.  We have other miscellaneous things here and there.  We usually spend at least $1500 a month which is basically our income per month anyways with a little to spare.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We live in Florida:

Rent: 950

Car Payments: 244 each car

Insurance: 350 for both

Cable: 10 (basic cable is provided in our apt. complex and we pay 10 because my husband purposefully bought an HD TV and so he really wanted those HD channels)

Internet: 20

Electric: 50

Groceries, Toiletries, Entertainment: whatever is left over (aka nada)

Parents still cover gas and phones until we get more stable. Unbelievably generous!

Post # 9
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1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We live in the South.  And we have two cars, two insurances, and two cell phones but we pay them individually, so what I’ve listed are my costs for those items. Since we’ve not combined money yet, Fiance and I split rent, electric, internet/Netflix, groceries, and other, so I’ve listed full costs for those.

Rent: $755.00 (including water and garbage removal)

Electric: $75.00 average

Internet & Netflix (No Cable): $30.00

Dental Insurance: $10.00

Cell Phone: $48.00

Car Insurance: $120.00 average

Groceries: $240.00

Gasoline: $120.00 average

Car Payment: $135.00 average

Other: $100.00 average

Grand Total: $1633.00 (as of right now, that’s $913.00 for me alone)

Ugh, after talking expenses and surviving after college, I feel so depressed. And this is only what’s taken into account monthy and not including non-monthly costs, like oil changes, co-pays, etc.

Post # 10
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1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We live in a more rural part of California, so our expenses are generally slightly cheaper than average.

Rent: $725

Groceries: $200

Electric/gas: $40

Garbage: $30

Phones: $100

Internet: $50

Netflix/Hulu: $15

Insurance: $90

Gym: $40

Gas:$240 (my husband travels for his job so we spend a lot in gas for his car)

Orthodontist payment (for my braces): $100

Storage Unit: $35

Spending Money: $500

Eating out money: $160

Savings: $1500

Total: $3825 per month, but I am happy knowing that more than half of that goes to paying ourselves and not our bills.

 

Post # 11
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195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Right now we’re living in Downtown Chicago. Just bought a home in the Suburbs that’s finishing renovation, so we have rent AND a mortgage for the time being. The cost to maintain both is cray-cray!

 

 

Post # 12
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11392 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Rent: 350 (YES!)

Water: Included in rent.

Power/Electric: 80-100

Groceries: 300-350

Car payment: 433

Car insurance: 100

Gas: No clue, don’t even want to add it up. (Around 200.)

Tv: 80

Phone/Internet: 80

Couch & chair payment: 60

Insulin: 50

Syringes: 25

Roughly around $2000 give or take. I live in Virginia. (That does not include eating out, buying extras, ect.)

Post # 13
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1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We live in a pretty expensive city.

Rent: $1700

Heat/Hydro: Included

Rogers, which includes 3 blackberries, cable TV & wireless: 325$

Groceries/dining out: between 200-300$ a month.

Smokes: 252$ 

Gas: $200

Bill repayment: 200$

Gym: 108$

Misc. Payment: 65$

Grand Total: $ 2850

Post # 14
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2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We live in Boston….here it goes:

Rent: $1400 ($1450 starting Sept. 1st)

Water: Included

Gas/Electric: $65-$145 depending on the time of year

Garbage Removal: Fiance doesn’t get paid for that 😉

Internet & Netflix (No Cable): $190

iPhones: $160

Insurance(renter’s, ring, cars): $240

Groceries: $400

Social spending (eating out/drinks/social events): $1200

Gas: $350-475 (I’m out of work with an injury, on the high side when I’m working)

Car Payment: $340

Student Loan: $230

Parking: $125 (rented spot)

Credit Card Payments: ~ $400

Gym: $130

Roth IRA: $100

Grand Total: $5535


We put about $2,000 into savings a month when we aren’t saving for the wedding…


We put about

Post # 15
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747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Monthly payment ( we don’t go baby shopping everymonth so it’s even less and card payment might be less so about $1900)

 

RENT: $740

UTILITIES: included

PHONE/INTERNET/CABLE: $120

 2 CELL PHONES: $80

GAS: $80

GROCERIES: $100

BABY SHOPPING: $60 ( diapers/food/clothes…usually diapers last more than a month)

SAVINGS: $500

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT: -UP TO-$500

MEDICAL INSURANCE: $60

TOTAL= $2160

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Hmmm we don’t budget anything so I’ll try to estimate… Overall I think we spend about 30% of what we make every month. (On this mandatory stuff – but fun things definitely get bought and paid for too!)

 

Rent: $1500 mortgage

Gas/Electric: $200?

Water: Included in the utilities above

Garbage Removal: I think this is just lumped in our property taxes, $300 a month

TV and internet): $100

 Cell Phones: $200

Insurance(house and cars): $250

Groceries and booze: $500?

Dining Out: $200

Gas: $200

Car Payment: we own our cars

Student Loan: didn’t need loans

Grand Total: $3450

 

 

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