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What are your monthly expenses?
<2k  
 5%  [ 7 ]
$2,000-4,000  
 19%  [ 26 ]
$4000-6000  
 20%  [ 27 ]
$6000-8000  
 18%  [ 25 ]
$8000-10,000  
 12%  [ 17 ]
$10,000-12,000  
 8%  [ 11 ]
$12,000-14,000  
 5%  [ 8 ]
$14,000-16,000  
 1%  [ 2 ]
$16,000-18,000  
 3%  [ 5 ]
$18,000-20,000  
 2%  [ 3 ]
$20,000+  
 2%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 134


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Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 8:59 pm
How much $ are your monthly expenses, including everything, such as rent, tuition, clothes, insurance, food, extras, etc.

Feel free to indicate your family size, where you live, your income, a breakdown of your expenses, etc.
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amother




DarkGreen
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:07 pm
8-10k. Family of 5. Lkwd.
Life is expensive.
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amother




Tiffanyblue
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:09 pm
Around $7000 family of 5, Monsey.
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amother




Camellia
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:10 pm
far rockaway
young couple 1 baby
car, insurance, phone, wifi, rent, groceries, baby stuff, pelvic PT 4x a month... around 3000...

september baby will be in a babysitter... thats another 800$ a month.

idk how my kollel friends do it

and im a speech therapist!!!
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hodeez




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:11 pm
Around $4500
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amother




Oatmeal
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:12 pm
Family of 6 in Lakewood. I'd say between 6-8 but really closer to 6. I didn't buy a house yet and I know we're gonna jump when that happens. Hashem brought us this far debt-free BH I know he'll continue to provide.
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amother




Vanilla
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:13 pm
Our expenses are about 6,500 - 7,000. Family of 2 adults 2 kids.
Rent 2,000
Utitlities $500
Tuition 1,000
Food 1,200
Cleaning lady $500
Insurance $300
Miscellaneous $500 - 1,000
Clothing $500 - I don’t spend $500 every month, I put away the leftover and use it before yom Tov.
The rest goes into savings.
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amother




DarkRed
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:15 pm
Mortgage/ taxes -3k
Food, clothes, other purchases-2k
Childcare/ tuition- 2k
Utilities and insurances (health and car)- 1k
Am I forgetting something? So I guess that brings me to 8k? Family of 4
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amother




cornflower
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:35 pm
Including life insurance and other investments? Or just personal life?

I wrote more than $20k but that includes almost $10k of maaser.
Investments, and insurances
Yearly expenses like vacation, camps etc.
Savings…
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amother




Honeydew
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:39 pm
NY area, family of 2 adults, 4 kids. About $10,000

Mortgage/ utilities: $1,000 (live in multi-family home and rent pays most of mortgage)
Tuition/ childcare: $4,000
Health insurance:$2,500
Other expenses: $2,500

Gulp. Life is expensive!!
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amother




Slateblue
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:41 pm
1.9k rent+utilities
800 food
900 childcare/ daycare
250 cleaning help
200 clothing
100 diapers, baby products
400 extras

about 4.5k
2 adults + 2 kids.
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amother




Springgreen
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:52 pm
About 12k family of 10, Lakewood
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amother




Peru
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 9:52 pm
Brooklyn, family of 4.
Voted 2-4, but it's closer to 4. We do get medicaid and foodstamps, so without that expenses would be way higher.
Rent itself is over 2k, then comes utilities, reg household products, tuition, health insurance for child that needs therapies that Medicaid wouldn't cover, metrocards, occasional ubers to child's appointments, food (SNAP doesn't cover it all) and clothes. I haven't bought new clothes in a while, and try to minimize expenses as much as possible. Otherwise expenses would easily go to 5k monthly.
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amother




Tulip
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 10:20 pm
amother [ DarkGreen ] wrote:
8-10k. Family of 5. Lkwd.
Life is expensive.

I think about the same, possibly a bit more. My husband takes care of most of the bills.
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amother




Lilac
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 10:27 pm
$4500 family of 7 Chicago. We live super simply. And keep expenses as low as we can.
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amother




Yarrow
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 10:41 pm
15-20k depending on the month
Family of five
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amother




Aqua
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 10:44 pm
About 7,500
Family of 5 Brooklyn
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love food




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 10:45 pm
Family of 5
6,000- 8,000
2 teenagers and a 3 year old
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amother




Natural
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 10:51 pm
Family of 6 Brooklyn
About 8000 a month.
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amother




Burlywood
 

Post Sun, Jul 25 2021, 11:02 pm
Family of 7
RBS Israel
$12-14k

Mortgage $2500
Car $1000
Food 5-6k
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