Hi, I hope it’s ok for me to create this topic - I’ve always loved doing my estimates when Billfold was still around (even though I never posted them). Here’s my weekend in $$:
FRIDAY I was extremely grumpy! Some friends who had moved away were doing drinks, so I joined them for a bit. I paid for 6 drinks throughout the night (some my own, some for my friends) and they came out to HK$ 470 - around US$ 60 total. That’s like 30% of my going out budget for the month so there’s why I try not to go out-out.
I also paid our cleaner who came by on Thursday, my half is HK$ 85 - around US$ 11. Well worth the expense as AB (short for American Boy) and I would probably kill each other without her.
SATURDAY I was tired bc of aforementioned drinks, plus I was supposed to teach for 4 hours. 2 of my classes were no-shows :-(. I got some groceries, which I split in half with AB. My half came out to HK$ 237 - around US$ 30 and it should last us about a week. Groceries are supplemented by takeout in my household. I eat breakfast at home, try to bring my lunch most days, and usually eat in Monday-Thursday evenings, with a mix of take-out and cooking in Friday evening - Sunday. AB doesn’t eat breakfast and eats out lunch every day.
SUNDAY I got some coffee in my building as I had a terrible headache -HK$ 25. I bought 2 books - one for kindle, one as a real book as it wasn’t available on kindle. Total HK$ 132.55. I also purchased a Spanish class on udemy as I’m going to Spain later this year. The class was US$ 12.99 but I may return it as it’s more repeating phrases and not as much COLD HARD GRAMMAR as I’d like.
Total: HK$ 1055.22 - around EUR 134. I am not happy about the money spent on going out but I guess I can’t be a recluse always.