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    One week for us is about $150 groceries, $50 petrol and maybe $20 for activities/eating out. I budget about $100 a month for clothes and gifts. This is for two adults, a 3yo and two cats.

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    $100 per person per week for groceries (so $200-$500 depending on who is home) plus about $200 per week for outings / dinners out.
    $100 per person seemed like a lot and I wondered why we have struggled to hit this target then I realised that it's $15 per day for 3 meals and snacks!!! So not a lot at all.

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    We don't have a budget as such. What we spend though (per week):
    Groceries - around $120 (2 adults 2 kids)
    Petrol - maybe $50 (I drive a lot for work - DH works from home)
    Eating/going out - maybe $15 average
    Then...I dunno, clothes, shoes, gifts, one-offs etc. on top of that. We're not big spenders, but I can't be very accurate with it ATM as I haven't been keeping track recently.

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    $600 a fortnight.
    That's petrol, food, activities.
    We struggle alot trying to stay under that.

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    We are 2 adults, 2 children. One is still full time in nappies ably just started solids.

    Groceries $250 per week
    Petrol $50 per week
    All other small bits and pieces $50 per week.

    So $350 per week. Dh and I also have $50 per week spending money. We tend to spend that together at the markets or for coffee etc...

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    We spend around $200 a week on groceries - 2 adults and DSS every other weekend. But that covers all meals - we take food to work. And we're big eaters.

    Petrol is our biggest cost - we commute 90kms each way daily, so we spend around $180 a fortnight on petrol.

    Bills I pay $100 a fortnight to our rates and water bill, $120 to the electric bill, $100 to the phone bill (phone and ipad on plan), $500 mortgage and $70 to health fund. Partner pays for the home internet, the credit card and TV.

    We could certainly do a lot better - we spend way too much money on takeaway, and after both being broke for many many years we are enjoying the fact that we now actually have quite a bit of disposable income. The fact that we could still cover everything easily if I was on half pay (which is my plan when I'm on maternity leave eventually) shows that we do live quite a reasonable lifestyle now.

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    We spend $200pw on groceries for 2 adults, 1 kid, 1 baby and 2 dogs. That's all meals and snacks, we don't buy any takeaways atm.

    Petrol & tolls have been about $200pw for the last few months as DH has been driving a 4-5 hour round trip for work. Thankfully this will drop to about $40 per week very soon as it's killing us!

    We don't have an entertainment budget right now as we're down to one minimal income. This will change in July and we'll have about $50pw each for spending, which also has to cover clothes, haircuts, etc.

    We're going to stay on our tight budget as we really want to reduce the amount we waste on unnecessary things. Looking at what we've spent on wasteful things over the 8 years eve been together, we could have paid off a nice house by now! So no more waste for us!

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    I don't really have a budget but We spend about $150 per week on groceries and $50 per week on eating out and outings. $30 per week on petrol . $250 per week for au pair. $150 per week is spent on insurance rates gas electrical car rego. We are 2 adults (1 is the au pair) plus 1 toddler. We are easily able to live on this and will have no problem when I go on Mat leave in 4 months for 8 months where my single income will be cut in half... 8 months at half pay.

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    $180 food
    $75 fuel for 2 cars
    $25 pocket money each

    2 adults 3 children one nappies full time and the other 2 in nappies at night

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    We don't really have a budget, just tend to spend what we spend and save what's left. 2 adults (with baby on the way).

    We generally spend about $150 to $200 per week on groceries. About $50 -$80 per week eating out (including lunches at work) and only about $50 per fortnight (if that) on petrol as DH works quite close to home and I take the train ($150 for monthly pass).

    To be honest I think we spend a lot more than we need to (DH is the major culprit in terms of just buying junk but I'm also guilty of buying rather than taking my own lunch to work more often than I should) but I am trying to improve that. We still manage to save a decent amount each month but with a baby coming I think it's time to start being a little more responsible with our money in preparation for having a reduced income for a while.


 

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