(Closed) Where do you live & What's Your Monthly Expenses?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What's your monthly budget?

    Between $1,000 and $2,000

    Between $3,000 and $4,000

    Between $4,000 and 5,000

    Greater than $5,000

  • Post # 31
    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I guess we are one of the odd balls we spend a little over 6k a month including a 2k mortgage.  

    mortgage: 2000

    commuting: 900

    student loans: 1200

    lunch money: 150

    car loan:330

    car insurance : 100

    groceries: 500

    cell phone: 150

    misc bills: 400 

    cable 160

    health insurance 300


    plus what whatever we do for entertainment etc.  

    We live in NJ in the suburbs in central,nj  but work in the city. 

    Post # 32
    1378 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

    I answered between 3-4k.  I honestly don’t know what Fiance pays in regards to his debt.

    $526 mortgage 

    $125 electric equalizer pmt

    $  80 water, trash, sewer,  recycling 

    $340 Verizon for 3 cell phones 3 tablets plus service in Mexico

    $  30 gas for the home

    $200 vehicle pmt

    $150 gas for vehicles – I drive an older suburban and he car pools

    $  90 for girls’ after school program 

    $  60 for girls’ bowling league.  

    These are our joint debts you could say.  I have no idea on anything else.  I am a Stay-At-Home Mom of a 7, 6 & 4 year old niece  that I have custody of.  He makes enough for me to stay home and pay the bills.  We also spend a lot on eating out That’s our “thing” and also our weakness.  

    Southern Arizona 


    Post # 33
    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Ours in NE varies greatly depending on whether DH is working on the road or not. If he’s on the road for a whole month, it’s around 3k, but that’s paying for a hotel, travel, and eating out a lot. If he’s home we are less than 1k. We have no mortgage or car payments as they are all paid off. 

    Post # 34
    1133 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    We live in Ontario, Canada and I am hoping once we move in together in March, our expenses will be less than $1500 a month, because we’re both going to be nearly unemployed. 

    Post # 35
    1124 posts
    Bumble bee

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    Well, I should add that we have two older cars (2000 and 2002 Hondas), and actually we’re taking off collision auto insurance, so it’ll go down to $105 haha 😛 Also we’re in a one bedroom condo, so not a huge amount of electricity being used thankfully. Those prices you mentioned are crazy though! 

    Post # 36
    2676 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

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    calicow2:  Wow, super small world haha! When OP first wrote the post she said not to include rent [although has updated that she meant to include it] so add another $1,000 putting us at over $2,500, but no kids ..just us & the dog :]

    Post # 37
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2025

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    califlorican:  omg teach me your ways!! lol I’m in the Bay Area too, and our monthly expenditures are 3-4k, not including the mortgage.

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