View Poll Results: How much are your total monthly expenses?

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  • More than 300K Baht

    2 4.08%
  • Between 200 & 300K Baht

    3 6.12%
  • Between 100 & 200K Baht

    13 26.53%
  • Between 50 & 100K Baht

    16 32.65%
  • Be 20 and 50K Baht

    11 22.45%
  • Under 20K

    4 8.16%
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    How Much Do You Spend Per Month?

    Occasionally in the past we've had threads about how much we save, or how much debt we have. Now comes the time to discuss how much we spend per month. Some people are frugal to the point of being misers, while others profess to spend their incom on wine, women, and song.

    How much are your total monthly expenses? Adust the rate for LOS, UK, OZ, Canada, etc.

    Rent/Mortgage/Own your house?
    Insurance premiums
    Food
    Transportation
    Entertainment
    Allowance for Missus
    Hobbies


    Discuss....
    ............

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    every fucking cent....

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    ^same same, I really don't know where it goes, I have a real good month and earn a good sum and its all gone, shite months are the same need about 30k baht per month to pay bills and all the rest is spending money, seems it's all spent before I get to spending it

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    Dunno, changes every month depending on how much I gotta cough up for Sis and her wanker huz. Then I have to put 30% of earnings in my pay-the-bladdy-Canuck-tax-to-fund-the-welfare-cases account. Wine takes about 2%. Same for smokes. Food is about 0.5%. Clothes, hair care, facials, etc, 20%. Investments, about 30%. Rent about 10%. It just goes.

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    Rent = 0
    Bills - ~3000
    Food ~ 15-20k
    various ~ 10k

    = ~30k

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    Hard to say really.
    When I'm working, it's 50,000 a month. that gets given to the missus to pay all bills, food, a bit to her mother, petrol for the car and spending money.
    Then there are the yearly bills; insurance for car, house and medical plus UBC.
    When I'm at home, I spend an additional 1000 Bt per day on farang food, booze and smokes.
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    You should add an option to your poll none of your business nosey cnut!

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    Living expenses can vary widely I've found.
    When I was flush with cash from flying airplanes making $500.00 a day I'd think nothing of dropping 10,000 baht a night on booze and hookers in bkk. The hangovers were sometimes bad.
    Lately as I make my money in baht I consider my expenditures more carefully.
    While staying at a temple I had a hard time spending more than 100 baht a day.

    Generally for food, fuel, condo fees, insurance, vehicle maintenance, visa maintenance I can keep it all under 50K.

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    Earnings = expenses.

    savings = 0.

    When I finally get too old to work, I'll hang a sign around my neck, park my ass on a bridge somewhere and call it retirement.

    Can anyone spare 5000 baht for a few beers and a hooker?

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    I try to live on 45k
    sometimes am able to put away some money for the kids future education
    or towards their health insurance.
    Often as not have to draw from the UK
    would like to manage on 50k

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    I can live Ok on 60K a month here in Udon, not a luxurious lifestyle but get by alright, when I lived in Bangkok it was at least double that + some, but to be fair we had two cars, now only need one. and dined out a lot more.

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    I do it on about 12-15k per month.

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    Own nice comfortable house near Roiet City, own pickup and have one 8 year old in school. Very light drinker (a beer or two with friends). Party/bar days down to zero.

    Spend 40k to 50k per month and want for nothing. Budget mainly goes for food. Cook at home 95% of the time but do like good quality food which can be pricey if one prefers western food.

    May sound boring to many but having survived financially and physically the wild years of my life, all in all find I have plenty to do everyday.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Between 100 and 200 thousand.... When I was full on debaucherer I was drawing out 10000 baht every couple of days... But I'm in a prison like environment about 5 months of the year when I'm off working on a boat and I can't spend 1 baht then....

    Recently I've attempted domestication so money spent on booze and loose women has decreased a lot.... Still reckon it's above 100K though when everything is taken into account...

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    ^
    Ahhhhh.....them were the days! (sigh).

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
    You should add an option to your poll none of your business nosey cnut!
    What option? I presume the higher end? Or, that it varies.

    Please feel free to offer this option and I thank you, and the rest of you for your contributions to this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    I do it on about 12-15k per month.
    KW...you're posts are losing all touch with reality...you claim to be teaching in Indo...you have posted pics of your house - so on your count the house must be rent free - either provided by your school or by your mrs...also you've posted pics of your car whilst being driven to work...again is the car and driver provided by your school...after food, insurance and taking care of your gf/wife-to-be how do you manage to cover expenses like the occassional foreskin reducer et al....

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    the house must be rent free - either provided by your school
    house paid for by the school. pretty cheap anyway, cos it so far out of centre of jakarta.

    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    also you've posted pics of your car whilst being driven to work
    actually now that you mention it, I sold that car, drive a new one now.

    guess which one.

    Last edited by kingwilly; 28-07-2008 at 02:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    Rent = 0
    You have no housing costs at all?

    Even people who have a paid for house have housing costs if the value of the home isn't increasing, because the money tied up in it could be earning interest or dividends elsewhere.

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    oh dear, hahahaha

    as for the OP, I have no idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    Rent = 0
    You have no housing costs at all?

    Even people who have a paid for house have housing costs if the value of the home isn't increasing, because the money tied up in it could be earning interest or dividends elsewhere.
    Smeggers,

    Maybe his wife owned a house before he got here?

    It is asking about monthly expenditures, not appreciation or depreciation of a house.

    As for it being no ones business, it is not a public poll and no one is being forced to answer.

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    Houses are often part of a package for teachers in Korea. Nothing special about Mrs Q's situation.

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    So its a part of one's salary in korea? That means one has to work to get it, so it's hardly "free"

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    ^ gee you can always tell which member has a glass that is half empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    so it's hardly "free"
    He doesn't pay for it, so that means it's free to non-mentally unstable people.

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