I'm paying $185 week for rent ($370 fortnight), $60 fortnight goes on electricity bill (pay it fortnightly and I'm in credit), $100 towards misc expenses per fortnight, $100 fortnight on groceries and I try and put some extra into savings.
I also pay the insurance on my car each month there's another $90. And running expenses.
I get the SPP, FTB A & B and no rent assistance (Not sure why?)
I have a private child support agreement with ex. He pays the loan on the car I drive and puts $200 per fortnight into the kids account for nappies ect. He is getting out of it cheaper that way but it's working ok so far.
I start studying soon and once I've completed my certificate I will be able to find a decent paying job.
If I was paying more then say $250 per week in rent I would definately be struggling more then I am now.