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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChunkySalsa View Post
    If someone makes minimum wage and is lucky enough to be full time at a single job, they're pulling in enough to spend $40/day. Unless they're living with parents or someone else paying their bills, that amounts to living paycheck to paycheck.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I do not live in the lap of luxury but all my family spends is about 25 dollars a day for all our needs. That includes health care, housing, insurance, debt payment etc. etc. etc. and of course daily expenses like food, gas, water and electricity.
    Wait a minute. I'm at the poverty line, in a studio apartment that's less than $600/month including electricity. I don't own a car, I ride a bicycle. I'm vegan and much of my food consists of dried beans, and I'm at like $50/day everything included - one person.

    Unless your family is in a $200/month apartment and you only eat raman noodles, impossible.
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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    I was reviewing my health insurance/care for the past year.

    Last year I spent over 20k in healthcare dollars. And spent over 11k in health insurance premiums.

    Now one way to look at it is I made money. Or rather made my money worth more.

    However I still had to have that 30 or so dollars aday to do this.

    Very interesting to me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Loucks View Post
    Being a high schooler who doesn't pay the bills, I'm not really sure. So far today, I'd imagine that I've costed no more than five dollars. I got a glass (and a half) of milk, I've used a bit of electricity to keep my laptop/phone charged, and I ate a few kit-kats.
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Wait a minute. I'm at the poverty line, in a studio apartment that's less than $600/month including electricity. I don't own a car, I ride a bicycle. I'm vegan and much of my food consists of dried beans, and I'm at like $50/day everything included - one person.

    Unless your family is in a $200/month apartment and you only eat raman noodles, impossible.
    Well, my and my mother (pensioner) live in a 3 bedroom house, cellar and attic, front garden, patio garden and back garden, brick shed. She receives old age pension (about 1150 dollars a month) and because I am handicapped I have disability income of about 1350 dollars a month.

    I own a car, eat meat about 6 times a week (for dinner). Today I had terriyaki (ground meat beef/pork, 2 bags of Japanese vegetables and rice), today I will most likely eat poached pears with a meatball and baked potatoes, tomorrow most likely boneless pork chips with brussel sprouts (stir fried with some bacon bits) and boiled potatoes, Wednesday the remainder of the terriyaki, thursday most likely will be chips with 2 or 3 snacks (dutch style), Friday will most likely be meat with reifenkuchen (German potato dish with onions) and apple sauce. This weekend I am hoping to make some Indian food with chicken and hutspot (1kg of onions/carrots and 1 kg of potatoes that are then boiled for about 20 minutes and then mashed) with rookworst (special smoked sausage) one day and the next porkbelly.

    Veggies we eat on a regular basis are cauliflower, spinach, endive, lettuce, cucumber, brussels sprouts, carrots, string beans, regular beans, beets, peas etc.

    Special meals are when we make minostrone soup (Italian soup with pasta, potato, loads of veggies, sausage, ground pork/beef, tomato paste), Dutch style pea soup, bahmi, babi pangang, macaroni, spaghetti, and many more delicious things like Chili Con Carne.

    And then of course we have bread. Often I bake my own with ready made mixes where I only add the water/milk/butter or I just go down to the supermarket and buy some bread. I mostly eat meat on my bread. Ham is a favorite, salami, chicken but also stuff like roast beef, meatloaf, chicken curry salad and when I put sweet on my bread it is mostly peanut butter.
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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Well, my and my mother (pensioner) live in a 3 bedroom house, cellar and attic, front garden, patio garden and back garden, brick shed. She receives old age pension (about 1150 dollars a month) and because I am handicapped I have disability income of about 1350 dollars a month.
    You two combined have twice my income, and you claim that both of you combined live on half of what I do.

    I cannot believe that with twice my income, you each live on 1/4 of what I do.


    ps. Nice food.
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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You two combined have twice my income, and you claim that both of you combined live on half of what I do.

    I cannot believe that with twice my income, you each live on 1/4 of what I do.


    ps. Nice food.
    Sorry, I made a big blunder. We do not live for about 25 dollars a day. We spend about 25 euro a day per person but that does include everything. Sorry, calculating things in euro's is one thing, in US dollars a whole different issue.

    We live in a house that costs about 750, gas/light is about 200 dollars, 270 a month for 2 people health care, my car insurance is about 50 dollars, phone/television/internet is about 135 dollars a month, food is about 650 a month (or thereabouts). Then there is my debt for which I pay about 270 a month. Water which is about 22 dollars a month,

    And I was a bit off, my mom gets about 1300 dollars a month and I get about 1550 a month. I did not look at the current exchange rate.
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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Sorry, I made a big blunder. We do not live for about 25 dollars a day. We spend about 25 euro a day per person but that does include everything. Sorry, calculating things in euro's is one thing, in US dollars a whole different issue.

    We live in a house that costs about 750, gas/light is about 200 dollars, 270 a month for 2 people health care, my car insurance is about 50 dollars, phone/television/internet is about 135 dollars a month, food is about 650 a month (or thereabouts). Then there is my debt for which I pay about 270 a month. Water which is about 22 dollars a month,

    And I was a bit off, my mom gets about 1300 dollars a month and I get about 1550 a month. I did not look at the current exchange rate.
    Cool, thanks for the correction.

    And, again, you have a nice mix of food, veggies and fruit being prominently mentioned.

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

    I think that it is about $45 a day in an expensive city. Less in a small town. Less per person if you are living with someone. That includes everything except saving for the future.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    I think that it is about $45 a day in an expensive city. Less in a small town. Less per person if you are living with someone. That includes everything except saving for the future.
    $45/day is near the poverty line, ~15k/year.

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