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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I also believe that you could factor a certain amount of graft and corruption into the cost even beyond sales tax.
    Not with the calculator that I have but it probably could be done.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    My point has remained consistent. A person needs water, air and food to live. Yes. You can buy sufficient air, water and food for $2 a day in order to survive in the United States. You don't have to eat the 3,700 calorie diet suggested by the USDA food pyramid in order to live. This is a myth and most rational people know that the Milk Lobby invented the food pyramid.
    No, you can't, not without owning a significant plot of land to boot and then the property taxes would kill your calculation. You can't buy what you need to survive just in food for $2 a day. Oh, you probably could make it a little while on that, but not as long as you might think.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    OK, let's head off the trollfest here. Are we asking what we each pay for what we would consider necessities to maintain our lifestyle of do we want to go with how many berries it takes to keep you from going blind? I think most of us would agree that people can live on much less than what most consider necessary, especially in the short term. If that is the discussion we are looking for I'm sure I can shed some light on it. I'll just preface that by saying some of you may have been watching a bit too much Les Stroud and if you actually tried to do what you are suggesting here someone like me (hopefully) would be dragging your sorry ass out of the woods drooling and miserable.

    My brother in law, a couple of years ago suggested a week in the Smokies (in January no less) for his birthday armed with nothing but matches and a knife. It was his 30th birthday, I guess he had something to prove. His wife called me in a panic and told me he had been watching survival shows for months and felt he could do it. She begged me to go with him. I have considerable experience in AT hiking and wilderness training. I told her "don't worry, I won't let him die. But I am going to let him suffer and take lots of pictures." In the end his brother talked him out of it. He (his brother) had been hiking with me before and showed up unprepared. Like he wore jeans and running shoes and didn't bring a tent. Another guy on the trip showed up with brand new boots (son stepson, I think he still has the scars) and my step father in law showed up with a backpack full of celery. He was on a diet and thought the extra exercise would help him drop some pounds. It did. We laugh about it now, but they learned a lot in those 3 days. Like don't ever do that again.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    You live at home?

    Well, I'd say your numbers are a bit low. Given the cost of rent/mortgage, home owners insurance, car insurance, taxes, clothes, furnishings, interest payments on debt, the real cost of food (not some milk and kit kats), energy costs, education, phone bills, etc etc

    I would say between $30-50 per day.
    Yeah, I posted that comment at around 12 PM on Sunday. It was certainly higher than $5 by the end of the day.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Really? Are you homeless? Because it costs about $40 a day just for rent and utilities here. There are 3 of us. I would estimate at least $20-$25 a day for my 12 year old son.
    Keep in mind that my comment was posted at 12 PM, it was certainly higher than $5 by the end of the day.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    It's very likely. The water from my facet cost half a cent per gallon. I'm not sure what the feed I eat cost. I would assume that 75% of the food I eat is not necessary for survival. The air I breathe is free.

    The rest of what I consume is excess. Yes, my income is higher than $730 but I live a luxurious life as do all Americans.
    You seem to dislike the American lifestyle. You are free to move if you wish.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Loucks View Post
    Keep in mind that my comment was posted at 12 PM, it was certainly higher than $5 by the end of the day.
    Well done.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    You seem to dislike the American lifestyle. You are free to move if you wish.
    We may not be able to find all the illegal immigrants, but it certainly seems easy enough to find these folks.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    You seem to dislike the American lifestyle. You are free to move if you wish.
    Thanks for your permission. Which countries are taking American emigrants at this time? Canada? Mexico? China? India? or you don't know?

    It's not as easy to switch countries as you might think.
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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    No, how much does it cost you to live aday. Its not about how much you make.

    At least that was my original intention.
    Are you asking how much it would take for me to live per day, or how much on average my total spending is? Also, it gets a bit complicated in a family situation. For example, how much I NEED or how much I SPEND and do I include the kids? Do I figure our whole family and divide that by how many of us there are?

    I could "live" on $0 if I just HAD to. I absolutely do not want to.

    What measure, PRECISELY, are you asking?
    Last edited by joko104; 02-17-14 at 11:25 PM.

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