It has been so long since I lived in town – 15 years actually – and I am curious to know how much it costs. So it is time to spill everyone. What are your expenses? How much does it really cost to live in town?
From talking to friends I know that electricity is a total killer, but what are your other bills? Groceries, phone, water, rates, rent, mortgage?
Mr Chardy and I would get the shock of our life if we had to live in town and pay all of these bills. After holidaying and spending up big in the supermarket we got a taste for how much it all costs. The biggest shock to me was the Butcher Shop bill. The boys went and purchased all of the meat for our holiday, no expense spared obviously, as it came to $400.00. Steak, steak and more steak and some corned beef. Can you believe it – we are on holidays and they bought corned beef….who are they? But I was shocked to see that this meat that I consider “budget” was labelled $30.00, wow. And then there was the $100.00 worth of Rump. We take it all for granted. I just go to my freezer and pull out a bag of steak, that would probably cost over $25.00 in a supermarket, and think nothing of it.
How much does your trolley of groceries amount to each week?
Oh and here is one I forget about – fuel. How much does it cost you to run your car each week? I can get into town and back on a tank of fuel in the Pradie Dard…..yes this Devil Drives Prado and she has the biggest fuel tank, and I am loving it sick. We can get about 1,300km on a tank of fuel. There you go Toyota – a little plug for you. No need to thank me.
So what am I missing, what other expenses do you have? When I go to town I spend that much money it isn’t even funny. So I can’t even imagine what would happen if I lived there full time. For starters I would be that fat from driving through Macca’s and sucking back their coke (and I am not a huge fan of coke either, but that Macca’s coke gets me every time).
Have you moved from a station into town? Did you get the shock of your life?