View Full Version : Typical Household Budgets?

01-20-2008, 08:17 AM
Looking for suggestions for good budget oriented websites. I'm particularly interested in those that provide data showing amounts spent per category. For example, showing what a typical family of x people, earning x per year, living in x region, spends per month per category. Thanks!

01-20-2008, 11:15 AM
I have about 20 budget sites bookmarked, but I'm not sure I've ever run across anything like that... I know Dave Ramsey's site has the recommended percentages for spending categories for anyone regardless of location etc.

There are cost of living calculators that tell if you move from one area to another how much more or less you'd have to make over all, but I'm not sure they break it down.

Budgets are kinda subjective that way - I spend more on my daycare then my mortgage because where my kids spend 8 hours a day is important to me - others (Dave Ramsey included) would tell me that is ridiculous. :confused3
So I think it would be hard to find averages since everyone has different priorities...KWIM?

01-20-2008, 12:22 PM
Helps explain why I haven't had much luck finding the data. Thanks