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Apartment or House Ownership Budget (for a couple)

Expense Monthly Cost Notes
Mortgage NA Not included here as too variable.
HOA Fees NA
Transportation 97 Monthly cost of car ownership (insurance and gasoline).
Utilities 107 Including gas for cooking (22), electricity with air conditioning use (70), and water (15).
Cell phone NA Included in internet fee.
Internet 35.40 Including 24 Mbps, unlimited urban and long distance (landline), 300 mobile phone minutes, and 50+ TV channels (Vodafone Greece).
Cable TV NA Included in internet fee.
Household help 80 Four two-hour maid visits per month; 10 per visit.
Entertainment 400.60 Eating out twice a week at a mid-range, local restaurant: 120.
Drinks twice a week a nearby watering hole: 52.60 (beer: 3.50; glass of wine: 5; bottle of wine: 23).

Movie theater trip twice a month: 28 (tickets: 7 per person).

Groceries 80 to 160 Between 20 and 40 euros spent per week on groceries for a couple.
Gym membership 35 Cost of one monthly membership.
Medical appointment 50 Cost of one brief exam, paid in cash or with credit or debit.
TOTAL 885 to 965 Monthly expenses for a couple.

 

Apartment or House Rental Budget 

Expense Monthly Cost Notes
Rent 400 Unfurnished, two-bedroom, comfortable apartment in a desirable part of town.

 

 

Penny-Pincher’s Budget (for a couple, bare minimum costs for all) 

Expense Monthly Cost Notes
Rent 300 Cheapest part of town; basic one-bedroom rental.
Transportation 97 Monthly cost of car ownership (insurance and gasoline).
Utilities 107 Including gas for cooking (22), electricity with air conditioning use (70), and water (15).
Cell phone NA Included in internet fee.
Internet 35.40 Including 24 Mbps, unlimited urban and long distance (landline), 300 mobile phone minutes, and 50+ TV channels (Vodafone Greece).
Entertainment 200.60 Eating out twice a week at a mid-range, local restaurant: 120.
Drinks twice a week a nearby watering hole: 52.60 (beer: 3.50; glass of wine: 5; bottle of wine: 23).

Movie theater trip twice a month: 28 (tickets: 7 per person).

Groceries 60 to 120 Between 15 and 30 euros spent per week on groceries for a couple.
TOTAL 800 to 860 Monthly expenses for a couple.

 

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