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after rent/mortgage and bills.
the reason I'm doomed to this pauper existence is because I've finally found my own place
It's doable but I'm used to the goodish life.
almost half of what I'll be paying for this pokey flat...
but no one wants me as a house mate :((
they steal food
So after you've paid the rent and bills you have £60 to spend on whatever?
Yeah, piece of piss. I'd enjoy myself, too.
I thought that came under bills. Well, my food shopping is usually in the area of £20-30 a week, so what's leftover is still a decent night at the pub the end of the week.
You can spend the rest of your time developing valuable tertiary skills that may come in useful later. Or watching downloaded US TV shows.
As I've found out recently.
But that included bumming fags, eating poorly and drinking industrial vodka.
You're talking about less than £10 a week for food and fun so really you're looking at no fun more or less.
I have to live off £70 a week (excluding rent etc.).
i've got £14 to last till the 8th of march. Then I get £84 for another month.
but I have pretty much only just realised this.
you're in London, right?
I can bike it to work...and...when drunk...i can walk geat distances
it takes some creativity and planning, but yeah, if you buy ingredients rather than pre prepared food, (market stalls are your friend) and CUT OUT DRINKING AND SMOKING You can do this easily. Granted, it's probably better to find a way to have more than £60 to live on.
didn;t figure the fag count in
here you can get £6 for like a 20 minute experiment clicking words on a computer. fab.
and a sunday job
£15 a week on food, the rest on going out 2 or 3 times.
can you lend me some money please?
this week and next, and yes it can be done.
piece of piss surely?
£30 a week is more than enough for a week's food, and that leaves you with £30 a week to play with! Easy.
survive, yes. have an actual life, no.
much as i hate to agree with you. surviving is easy.
a month and very rarely go over that, so I'd imagine £60 would be fairly easy. This thread makes me realize, why people are so shocked when I tell them that though.
and i manage. It all goes on alcamahol too, still could do with more. a lot more
£60 a week is plenty of money! People saying it can't be done, or that you'd only be going out once a week or something must drink masses or smoke or something. You can eat, drink and go out a perfectly reasonable amount on £60 a week.
You just can't buy loads of pairs of flashy trainers. Sad.
The only thing I spend money on is food.
or less already
£10 - £20 on drink, misc.
so yes, yes you can live on less than £60