For the frugal minded of us it might be fun to compare budgets and share tips on how to drive down costs. So post your frugal (or frugalish) monthly budget.
Here's our monthly budget for 2 adults and 2 young kids. I haven't included vacations here since these can vary widely depending on people's individual situations, plus some travel hacking can really help keep travel costs low. I also haven't included rent since I think people's housing situations also vary pretty widely.
Mobile (2 lines 5 GB LTE) $192
Internet + TV (100 Mbps) $198
Transport (Trams and buses) $320
Health insurance (12M annual limit per person) $930
Utilities for us is really bad due to AC. We're going to have our old AC replaced with a more energy efficient model. I'm aiming to get this under $1000 soon.
So what's your budget like? Any tips you'd like to share on how to drive those costs down?