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$100 a day- Good Earnings if you are in US or UK?

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  1. super11

    super11 Senior Member

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    I own an ecommerce site that mainly target UK and UK customers. Some customers keep nagging over couple of dollars and there are others who don't mind spending hundreds of dollars without a question.

    So, wondering over here,

    $100 or 200 a day- Good Earnings if you are in US or UK? ( if you are with family)

    Someone residing in US or UK may answer this question better.

    P.S--

    Based on the replies so far, I am assuming that $500 a day for someone with family would be a nice and comfortable living in US or UK if not a luxurious one and for $1000 a day somewhat luxurious living. Correct me if you feel like doing so. Thanks!
     
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  2. Dn100

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    In the UK, $100 is about £60 which is near to the national minimum wage for an adult working a typical 9 hour day, before tax.

    If your single it's an ok wage, however as a single income for a family, it won't go far enough. Housing costs/rents and increases in utilities and food in the UK are quite tough on families. Most single people would probably also think twice about living on their own with rent costs earning this wage, bearing in mind cost of transport/owning a vehicle, insurance, bills and other expenses. There wouldn't be much left at the end of a month.

    For example:

    Rent - 400 per month
    Council tax - 80 per month
    Food - 100+ per month
    Gas/Elec - 40-80 per month depending on consumption
    Water - 25 per month
    Transport/Car/Petrol/Insurance - Easily 100 per month
    TV License - 13 per month
    BT/Net - 30 per month

    That there comes to almost £800 per month based on conservative figures. This doesn't take into account having mobile phone, premium tv, going out, shopping, birthdays, christmas, store/credit cards, loans or finance etc.

    £60 per day, based on a 5 day week works out at £1300 per month, which will probably be around £1000 or so after tax and NI is deducted.

    In the UK if you have children or have low earnings, you can claim benefits to top up what you earn or help with housing costs, such as reduced or no council tax, and they may even provide help towards to the rent. But for an average person, earning £60 per day is ok, but nothing out of the ordinary for many people who work fulltime.

    /my opinion
     
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  3. x1985

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    Good money for a student or young single person.
     
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  4. zmoney

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    USA:

    Rent - $600 per month
    Food - $290+ per month
    Gas/Elec - $160 per month depending on consumption
    Transport/Car/Petrol/Insurance - $330
    TV/phone/internet License - $130 per month

    Then you have State/Fed tax. Fed tax is 25% of earnings.

    Oh yeah, Smokes are $10.00+ a pack where I live.
     
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    Rent - 400 per month
    Council tax - 80 per month
    Food - 100+ per month
    Gas/Elec - 40-80 per month depending on consumption
    Water - 25 per month
    Transport/Car/Petrol/Insurance - Easily 100 per month
    TV License - 13 per month
    BT/Net - 30 per month


    I think you are working on pre-2000 with the figures for the rent personally here in london most places for family or single room would be considerably more than £400 a month. In fact even dog beds would go for more than £400 a month.

    Most rental properties in London for single bed are round about £850 double being more masonette being more. Family houses or flats you are looking easily a 1k plus a month and thats probably a shit hole.

    Food easily over the £100 pound mark while welfare over here for the unemployed on what they call job seekers is round about £65 a week.

    This is an expensive shit hole to live in. Having lived abroad myself coming back was a culture shock.
     
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    $100 a day to $200 a day... 7 days a week... 30 days a month...

    is about $3000-$6000 a month.

    $6000 a month, in the US... it's a decent living...
    not rich but not poor.
     
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    Why would you pay for TV if your paying for internet.:rolleyes:
     
  8. zmoney

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    I need my sports!! :)
     
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  9. mastermind110

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    Intresting answers, i live in pakistan... Here even 1000$ per month will be enough for a person with family. Believe me the doctors' average sellary here is 300-400$ lol.
     
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  10. super11

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    Pretty much the same in India. $1000 a month is considered a good salary. I am not quite sure about the doctor's pay over here but they earn way more than what you have stated (In India)
     
  11. Dn100

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    I agree, but London is a entirely different story compared to the rest of the UK. The minimum for a 1 bedroom place in many parts of the UK is £400, and my figures are conservative :)

    Again with food, a single person could live off £100 per month if they were frugal and bought 'smartprice' or value goods, or didnt eat alot. I couldnt live on £100 per month for food shopping though.
     
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  12. PinguSpy

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    Wow... In my country if I have that income... Within 2 years I can buy

    - Big house = CASH
    - Big car(Evo 10) = CASH ..

    I live in Malaysia btw
     
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    Yea,with that money I could live preatty well in my country.
     
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    yeah i just told you about government employed doctors' or those who work for ngo but those who have their own private clinics they earn way more than even 30k a day.. (some charg abt 500 to 1k pkr per patient). Btw its quite same in pak and india but as every one knw india is for more better than pak in economy so things are quite expencive here in pak.

    P.S baht acha laga ek desi friend se mil k :)
     
  15. Fathom

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    I want to know where in the UK this guy is living. £800 a month?

    Realistically food is going to cost £400 and rent/mortgage is going to cost £1200 and that is even outside of London in a small town called Stevenage.
     
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    Holy shit at the cheap rent prices. I am paying $2200 and I am not even in that nice of a house. I am waterfront, but it more like muddy, 2 feet deep shit water front... Cant even get a boat to my dock the water is so shallow.


    And comfortable living changes as you make more money.

    I was good at $200 a day, but then I started spending more. Then $300, $400 etc. I think the average person in the US could live off of $100-$150 a day and be quite comfortable. All depends in area, what your use too and what you do of course.
     
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  17. jonnyquest

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    You guys are lucky dogs ... if i thought I could live in a good place with low on crime, good internet speed and free from government hassles I would relocate.

    Where can I score this for $1K a month? Bali, Singapore, Indonesia

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMaXwOZ9rTc&feature=player_embedded#!


    JQ
     
  18. Fathom

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    $2200/£1400 a month = Typical small 3 bedroom house outside of London.
     
  19. veer pan

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    think 500$ in my country is better for a lliving
     
  20. stressfree

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    well i'd say avergae person take home about £1,800 per month. Take all expsnes out and they have NIL,ZERO,KAPUT left. Like everywhere the cost of living has soared. I am guessing an extra £1k month "on rthe side" would help most out alot. But anything elss than £1,5k month full-time is about working wage. i.e. just about pays the bills.

    Rent/mortgage £700 month
    Conciltax/ins etc £200
    Elect/gas/water £150 per month
    Petrol £200 - £400 per month
    Food: £450+ per month

    It's crazy actually.
     
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