Post # 1
Ok Bees, Let’s see where the money goes each month!!! We live in the midwest, just for cost of living comparison sake.
Gas/Electric: $100 average
Garbage Removal: $24
Internet & Netflix (No Cable): $60
Insurance(renter’s, ring, cars): $150
Groceries and booze: $240
Dining Out: $200
Car Payment: $650
Student Loan: $400
Parking at Work: $115
Grand Total: $3660
Post # 3
We live in Alberta Canada.
Condo fees 300
TV, Internet, Home Phone 150
Cell Phones 150
Dining out 200
car payment 290
TOTAL = 3135
Post # 4
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
Phones & Internet $198
Fuel (cars) $250
Parking at work $220
Damn it’s expensive to live!!! ESP with prices of car fuel, gas, electricity andfood going up constantly!!!
Post # 6
I live in the Midwest
Gas/Electric: $100 average
Internet & Cable and Netflix : $121
Groceries and booze: $500
Dining Out: $100
Gas: $500 (I commute pretty far)
Student Loan: $650
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
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
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
We live in Florida:
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)
Groceries, Toiletries, Entertainment: whatever is left over (aka nada)
Parents still cover gas and phones until we get more stable. Unbelievably generous!
Post # 9
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
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
We live in a more rural part of California, so our expenses are generally slightly cheaper than average.
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
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
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
Rent: 350 (YES!)
Water: Included in rent.
Car payment: 433
Car insurance: 100
Gas: No clue, don’t even want to add it up. (Around 200.)
Couch & chair payment: 60
Roughly around $2000 give or take. I live in Virginia. (That does not include eating out, buying extras, ect.)
Post # 13
We live in a pretty expensive city.
Rogers, which includes 3 blackberries, cable TV & wireless: 325$
Groceries/dining out: between 200-300$ a month.
Bill repayment: 200$
Misc. Payment: 65$
Grand Total: $ 2850
Post # 14
We live in Boston….here it goes:
Rent: $1400 ($1450 starting Sept. 1st)
Gas/Electric: $65-$145 depending on the time of year
Garbage Removal: Fiance doesn’t get paid for that 😉
Internet & Netflix (No Cable): $190
Insurance(renter’s, ring, cars): $240
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
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
Monthly payment ( we don’t go baby shopping everymonth so it’s even less and card payment might be less so about $1900)
2 CELL PHONES: $80
BABY SHOPPING: $60 ( diapers/food/clothes…usually diapers last more than a month)
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT: -UP TO-$500
MEDICAL INSURANCE: $60
Post # 16
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
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
Car Payment: we own our cars
Student Loan: didn’t need loans
Grand Total: $3450