Here is a list of my monthly expenses to give you an idea how I spend my money.
December 2006 Expenses
Car expenses 85.43
This was a slightly lower than normal total. My food expense was lower because I stayed at my mom’s for over a week for Christmas. That also caused my entertainment expense to be lower than normal. My car expenses included gas and a $25 parking ticket. Household expenses included my $435 rent plus gas, electric, and miscellaneous including Christmas gifts. Books were for school so that isn’t an expense I have every month but there is usually some large non-monthly expense every month.
This shows one can live on very little money if they have to. And I also don’t feel that I was deprived of anything I really wanted.