I realised that there wasn’t a need to search for a new picture to accompany this post, since I could reuse the one I had used last year. 😆
Yeah, with the previous update, I have actually completed a consecutive 12 straight months of expenditure recording and publishing. How time flies and I haven’t really been keeping track of these milestones. Heck, I even forgot to do an almost mandatory 1 year anniversary post like what many other bloggers do. Oh well.
Anyway, I digress, again. Back to this August’s expenditure. 😛
It was pretty hefty once again as we included the rest of the costs that we incurred on our Australia trip. Adding the $4,000 incurred to cover the accommodation and expenditure costs, the month expenditure amounted to $7,300 in the end. And so after the first 8 months this year, we have spent a total of $43,653.
Yeah, I know it’s almost impossible for us not to exceed the yearly target of $50,000 (additional $10,000 for vacations) we had set out during the start of the year. As I had mentioned, that was always a lofty target and at the very least, we should be able to keep the annual expenditure within $60,000. 😉
Eating Out: $620.63
Hawker ($174.30.) – Much reduced since there was almost two weeks when we were not in Singapore.
Fast Food ($5.60) – Just one Mac fillet meal.
Restaurants ($440.73) – One Dian Xiao Er meal at the airport with my in-laws and another dinner with them at Kenny Rogers made up $200. Treated an ex-colleague for a buffet lunch too. =)
Supermarket ($4.10) – Relied on the many vouchers that we still have. NTUC vouchers are renewable even though they are supposed to only last for a year.
Wet market ($52.50) – We decided to cook for a few days in a row after we came back from Australia. Fresh fish is getting more expensive and the red garoupa set us back by $20.
Beverages & Snacks: $14.50
Beverages ($9.90) – After enjoying Boost Juice in Australia, we had one in ION a week back.
Snacks ($4.60) – Ah bo ling at Bedok Blk 85.
Electricity, Gas & Water ($89.70) – Somewhat stabilised at the $90-$100 range
Cellphones ($58.73) – The basic charges
1 EZ Reload transaction for each of us.
Clothing ($170) – Bought a jacket and a sweater from Cold Wear. I can’t stand the cold as well as when I was young. #perilsofaging
Personal Items ($54.20) – Watson had a special sale and we topped up some cosmetics and hygiene products.
Books and Electronics ($47) – Two new iPad covers as the old ones were tattered and torn after almost 2 years. Bought some currency albums to keep some of the old notes our grandparents and parents have left us. Have been trading them recently. New hobby on Carousell. =p
Medical ($126) – Mrs 15HWW had some eczema problem near her right eye and her esthetician (had to google it) recommended an atas clinic in Gleneagles. The consultation was $100 and the cream cost $26. But had to admit it was effective as it has cleared up.
Gifts & Treats ($50) – A cousin celebrated her child’s 1st month and both of us were invited to the buffet.
Others ($33) – Qing Ming materials.
Accommodation in Australia ($2,500) – It was expensive, especially those nights in Sydney where we were staying in Darling Harbour
Expenditure in Australia ($1,500) – Most of it were spent on meals and food like macadamia nuts and Arnold’s products like Tim Tam. Wasn’t really a shopping paradise since most apparels came from the U.S. and thus wasn’t cheap.
Overall Total: $7,305.36 (included fixed expenses of $1,885)