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Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by Stantheman » June 11, 2020, 10:53 pm

I wanted to ask the forum members what they considerer an appropriate monthly budget for food and other household items such as cleaning supplies and hygiene items etc., alcoholic beverages need not be included as they are a big no no from my doctor. This would be in addition to going out to eat a few times a month which would be a separate budget item.



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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by tamada » June 12, 2020, 7:17 am

5k

That's for a family of 4 living with some bludgers.

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Post by Bandung_Dero » June 12, 2020, 11:07 am

5K???? That wouldn't keep Mrs Dero in "sticky rice" for a month let alone feed me and step daughter, etc. Sure that is not a misprint Tam? I'm thinking 20K with 8K of that going into Makro and other various retailers in Udon each month.
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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by tamada » June 12, 2020, 11:24 am

Bandung_Dero wrote:
June 12, 2020, 11:07 am
5K???? That wouldn't keep Mrs Dero in "sticky rice" for a month let alone feed me and step daughter, etc. Sure that is not a misprint Tam? I'm thinking 20K with 8K of that going into Makro and other various retailers in Udon each month.
OK, 10k then.

Must be more 'spensive in the 2nd largest metrolopus in Udon province.

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by Old Grumpy » June 12, 2020, 11:27 am

Don't really have a budget as such but we seem to spend about 5k a week on food and household items including a fair proportion of farang type foods, 10k a month on utility bills and 5k monthly on running the motor, bit high because we don't live in town , that's just for two of us , not including alcoholic drinks or the wife's makeup .
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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by Barney » June 12, 2020, 11:43 am

2 visits to makro a month. Usually 4500 a trip. So that’s 9000. That’s included 2 x 20kg bags dog food and up to 15 chicken carcasses for the 3 dogs.
Eat out maybe once a week. So less than 4000 there.
Fuel for bikes and car. 3000
So that’s 16,000.
Plus 1500/month on badminton.
So easily just over 20,000 a month.
There is more expenses for what I consider non essentials so won’t get into beauty products etc for the missus and nearly 14 year old girl who sit in front of the mirror.
Got my new school uniforms / shoes to buy this week. ??????


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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by newtovillagelife » June 12, 2020, 12:14 pm

tamada wrote:
June 12, 2020, 11:24 am
Bandung_Dero wrote:
June 12, 2020, 11:07 am
5K???? That wouldn't keep Mrs Dero in "sticky rice" for a month let alone feed me and step daughter, etc. Sure that is not a misprint Tam? I'm thinking 20K with 8K of that going into Makro and other various retailers in Udon each month.
OK, 10k then.

Must be more 'spensive in the 2nd largest metrolopus in Udon province.
That's quite inexpensive, and hard to believe, but I guess if you live on sticky rice and papaya it can be done.

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Post by pipoz4444 » June 12, 2020, 12:25 pm

Opp' pressed the wrong key :-$
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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by pipoz4444 » June 12, 2020, 12:41 pm

For family of 3, one Adult and 2 early teen children, per month

Food & Beverages 22,000 includes, KFC, MK etc.
Bottle Water Delivered 700
Gas for Cooking 1,040 for 2 Gas Bottles
Electricity 5,600 Average Per Month over a 12 month period
Towns Mains Water to House 1,250 Average Month over 12 month period
Internet & TV 850

After the essentials comes;
Kids: Clothes & School Uniforms
Kids: Education cost
Kids: Private Medical Insurance

Cars: Monthly Fuel, Yearly Registration & Insurance - Just the Vehicle Reg & Insurance without the monthly cost of Fuel & Regular Maintenance cost averages out to B 2,650 per month or B 31,800 per Years for two Vehicles.
Motorbikes: Monthly Fuel, Yearly Registration & Insurance - No idea what they cost per year, but not much compared to the Cars
House & Garden Maintenance: ????
Unexpected: ????

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by anefarious1 » June 12, 2020, 12:54 pm

2 adults and 2 small children - all expenses 50,000 baht/month bare minimum.

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by samster » June 12, 2020, 2:28 pm

Being a stats nerd, I've kept records for the past 5 years. Average is 10k for myself and girlfriend. We eat out 2 or 3 times a week and this adds another 8k

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by newtovillagelife » June 12, 2020, 5:06 pm

samster wrote:
June 12, 2020, 2:28 pm
Being a stats nerd, I've kept records for the past 5 years. Average is 10k for myself and girlfriend. We eat out 2 or 3 times a week and this adds another 8k
I am assuming you rent a small one bedroom, and have a scooter, not a car as your means of transport.

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by tamada » June 12, 2020, 5:09 pm

We don't eat out or do KFC, BK and the like with any regularity, maybe once a month or longer. Breakfast is coffee with either croissant or brownie. Cereal maybe twice, three times a week. Cooked brekky maybe once a week. Mrs tam cooks local food most nights, I do my 'speshun' dishes maybe twice a week: nothing exotic, spag bol, burgers, haggis or pepperoni pizza, etc.. On nights when nobody feels like cooking, it's a local takeaway job, pad krapow, khao moo daeng, khao mun gai, etc.. Lunch/brunch is typically a reheat of something from dinner the night before. If anyone is peckish in the afternoon, takeaway kwetiao, somtam or pad Thai if a bit more hungry.

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by AlexO » June 12, 2020, 5:22 pm

Barney wrote:
June 12, 2020, 11:43 am
2 visits to makro a month. Usually 4500 a trip. So that’s 9000. That’s included 2 x 20kg bags dog food and up to 15 chicken carcasses for the 3 dogs.
Eat out maybe once a week. So less than 4000 there.
Fuel for bikes and car. 3000
So that’s 16,000.
Plus 1500/month on badminton.
So easily just over 20,000 a month.
There is more expenses for what I consider non essentials so won’t get into beauty products etc for the missus and nearly 14 year old girl who sit in front of the mirror.
Got my new school uniforms / shoes to buy this week. ??????


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Absolutely Barney, and that is without what I call essential for me .15K /each month on golf probably the same or slightly less for beers etc. Tam's 5K was just his usual wind up. I budget about 60K/month so I am not just existing. That includes 4 dogs and a FIL who lives with us and the wife's contributions to her Mum and Buddha. 5/10K where you come from Tam, Aberdeen???

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by Wee Jimmy » June 12, 2020, 5:26 pm

pipoz4444 wrote:
June 12, 2020, 12:41 pm
For family of 3, one Adult and 2 early teen children, per month

Food & Beverages 22,000 includes, KFC, MK etc.
Bottle Water Delivered 700
Gas for Cooking 1,040 for 2 Gas Bottles
Electricity 5,600 Average Per Month over a 12 month period
Towns Mains Water to House 1,250 Average Month over 12 month period
Internet & TV 850

After the essentials comes;
Kids: Clothes & School Uniforms
Kids: Education cost
Kids: Private Medical Insurance

Cars: Monthly Fuel, Yearly Registration & Insurance - Just the Vehicle Reg & Insurance without the monthly cost of Fuel & Regular Maintenance cost averages out to B 2,650 per month or B 31,800 per Years for two Vehicles.
Motorbikes: Monthly Fuel, Yearly Registration & Insurance - No idea what they cost per year, but not much compared to the Cars
House & Garden Maintenance: ????
Unexpected: ????

pipoz4444
Mains water 1,250!!!! That is a lot!!

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by newtovillagelife » June 12, 2020, 7:05 pm

tamada wrote:
June 12, 2020, 5:09 pm
We don't eat out or do KFC, BK and the like with any regularity, maybe once a month or longer. Breakfast is coffee with either croissant or brownie. Cereal maybe twice, three times a week. Cooked brekky maybe once a week. Mrs tam cooks local food most nights, I do my 'speshun' dishes maybe twice a week: nothing exotic, spag bol, burgers, haggis or pepperoni pizza, etc.. On nights when nobody feels like cooking, it's a local takeaway job, pad krapow, khao moo daeng, khao mun gai, etc.. Lunch/brunch is typically a reheat of something from dinner the night before. If anyone is peckish in the afternoon, takeaway kwetiao, somtam or pad Thai if a bit more hungry.
All that on 10k a month impressive, you are living a low income Thais lifestyle, but to each his own. I wish my wife and child would be ok with that :shock:

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by DuiDui49 » June 12, 2020, 7:14 pm

anefarious1 wrote:
June 12, 2020, 12:54 pm
2 adults and 2 small children - all expenses 50,000 baht/month bare minimum.
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: ...bare minimum...don't really know what to say..Tederloin all day AND night long i guess ;-)
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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by samster » June 12, 2020, 7:42 pm

newtovillagelife wrote:
June 12, 2020, 5:06 pm
samster wrote:
June 12, 2020, 2:28 pm
Being a stats nerd, I've kept records for the past 5 years. Average is 10k for myself and girlfriend. We eat out 2 or 3 times a week and this adds another 8k
I am assuming you rent a small one bedroom, and have a scooter, not a car as your means of transport.
Strange assumption but, no. I live in a 3 bed house and have a car and motorcycle. Dont really see how the size of my home or how many vehicles I run affects how much grocery shopping I do. Maybe you should read the original post!

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by Doodoo » June 12, 2020, 7:57 pm

Ours is 10 sometimes 15 baht for barbaqued pork in the morning, lots of fat
5-10 baht for sticky rice
so thats 25 baht
Lunch
Somtum home made and again sticky rice 50 Baht Outrageous 50 baht
Sticky rice 20 baht 20 baht

Dinner
Soup 40baht
Sticky rice 20 baht
TOTAL 155 Bhat

Now remember we were so poor growing up and back in the woods, I mean way way back my Mother had her first wood cook stove from knitting it out of steel wool

Someone broke into our house and left things

My Mother used to put half of us to bed and when we were asleep she would stand us up in the corner so the rest of us could go to bed

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Re: Monthly Food and Household Items Budget

Post by anefarious1 » June 12, 2020, 8:23 pm

DuiDui49 wrote:
June 12, 2020, 7:14 pm
anefarious1 wrote:
June 12, 2020, 12:54 pm
2 adults and 2 small children - all expenses 50,000 baht/month bare minimum.
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: ...bare minimum...don't really know what to say..Tederloin all day AND night long i guess ;-)
Not just food and household items. 50,000 bare minimum for all expenses.

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