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$300/month on gas is reasonable la..  ~ $3k and 25,000km/ yr is average for Canadian ..  

But I guess you should add the "running cost" on your car as expense, no matter lease payment or depreciation or servicing cost.

$300 a month to eat/drink .. that is good! You must cook a lots yourself .. good job! ^_^ Probably that $700 you pay to your parents, include eating home!

As other LYK said, once you have your own house, your expense will jump up a lots!!  Mortgage/untility/Air Cond/heat (opps .. you guys don't really need to pay heat wor) will cost you $3-4k/month extra......
However, by the time being, your husband will share the expense ..

Once you have kids ...  then your expense will run to the roof!!

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回復 20# 匿名


Cannot use Skype for business calls, or call city halls...
Not avoidable
my cell phone bill is $80 (includes long distance calls), my dad is $30, $10 for internet phone, $30 for home phone  + tax, almost $160
I know it's a bit high for regular family...

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if you are interested in lowering the internet bill, try giving them a call.
i'm paying $20/month for internet, it was $35+ before I call them.

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本帖最後由 auyatyat 於 2010-11-11 10:41 編輯

回復 21# Catpiano




I don't have any financing for my car, so I don't have any monthly payment.
You are right, if I look at the tax stuff for last year, my accountant wrote off $8000 for my auto expenses (including depreciation, gas, repairs...)
so, it's almost $700 for the car including gas, insurance, parking, and repairs

$700 for my dad to pay for property tax and utilities, sometimes he buys some fruits or he cook, mum does not live here mostly, she stays HK

$300 for food is $10 per day, breakfast = oat, bread, cereal, etc, lunch = usually salad, fruit, sandwiches or pasta if I pack lunch, if I don't say at office, then something less than $10 for lunch, dinner = cook at home, or food court, Pho, something under $10 again

almost $3000/month expenses already (adding those auto expenses!) + mortgage $2000 (just about $300,000 loans + property tax + maintenance) + $1000 kids (?)
then I will have some "left over" monthly, but it will take very long time for rental house downpayment....

that's why I don't want to get married or think about kids at all
I rather finish all my designation classes, have better income and stable life

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Yeah .. even your house is paid off, still $700/month on tax, utility, etc ....  sigh ..

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回復 24# auyatyat


    But if you get married... 2 incomes...easier to support house expense...or mortgage.

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    But if you get married... 2 incomes...easier to support house expense...or mor ...
fibbi 發表於 2010-11-11 13:58



    Big time! No chance I can afford mortgage and expense without my wife!!!

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回復 26# fibbi


    Double income no kid, the way to go
千年百年煙雲外,縈懷的又豈是嬝娜輕愁..縱然碎落滿空星斗,我卻無法拭去記憶中那抹小小的 偶然, 凄酸 啊以及妳 長長睫影下的淚痕

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回復  fibbi


    Double income no kid, the way to go
somewhereintime 發表於 2010-11-11 14:32



    I thought about that too .. but .. nothing is better then having a kid! (kids)

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I know you want to be kind to your family (dad) and want to show some care. But honestly if they're not really depending on you, maybe you can save your $700. Tell your family that you just want to save up more money in a reasonably shorter term, so as to plan for your own wedding or future. :b

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