-Written by Steph
We don’t budget in the traditional sense, but we do track – here’s what our average spending per month was for 2013.
Fancy pie chart courtesy of Mint.
Housing: 755 — Includes rent, insurance, and minor maintenance like light bulbs and toilet seats.
Travel: 634 — Includes just under two weeks in the French Riviera, Monaco, Italy, plus one week in Guatemala
Food: 275 — Groceries around 230, the rest is diet coke, restaurants, donuts, movie popcorn, and maple butter
Shopping: 167 — Electronics, clothes, shoes, furniture, books, hiking gear, sewing supplies, and kitchen stuff
Bills: 115 — Includes two cell phones, internet, and a landline which got cut in October
Personal care: 76 — Includes haircuts, toothpaste, laundry, etc
Transportation: 65 — Bus tickets and the purchase of two bikes and associated gear
Entertainment: 58 — Movies, concerts, operas, and various shows, usually a couple a month
Other: 53 — Mostly cat food, also includes gifts, postage costs, and sewing lessons