So I’m not really a budget person…I do the math in my head, which is probably one of the reasons we struggle…hahaha…but now we’re going to get serious and make a budget and I’m curious…what does a normal household (a family of four or five) use a month on groceries here in Norway??
Right now, according to the math in my head (you’ve been warned about that one) I’d say we’re using about 12,000 Norwegian kroner a month? With this said, we don’t eat like Kings, this isn’t beef every night and I buy some of the cheap store brand products, not everything is brand name.
I think if there is one area we could cut back in our budget it’s the grocery shopping but I need to know how much should we be cutting back and how do families eat on a budget? What’s a weekly meal look like? What about weekends- what extras do you get on the weekend?
Then there is gas…gas is expensive, right now a liter of gas is running almost 14 kroner per liter. Diesel is about 13 kroner a liter. How much gas does a family use a month approximately?
Finally, clothing…I have three kids in their teens (two for sure and one almost) and they are growing like bad weeds…so they are needing new shoes, new pants, shirts, etc, all the time right now…and they don’t want the cheap stuff anymore…although my kids are really good to find great deals, you still want them to get nice stuff…so how much does the average family use on clothing a month?
My American readers are welcome to answer these questions also as I’m sure someone in America is probably wondering the same thing I am, but for my purposes, answers from folks living in Norway would be wonderful. I know the majority of my readers come from North America and Norway- how do I know this? Well, I just found a statistic page on my blogger overview where it shows how many views my pages have had, where my readers are coming from etc, pretty nifty, never knew where to look for that information before. My pages have had a little over 9500 hits…so when I hit the golden 10,000 I’m going to have a giveaway! It will definitely be something great and anyone is allowed to enter- whether you’re in America, China, Norway, or Africa…but I’m going to make some rules, I want to encourage new visit and keep them coming back, so I’ll have to come up with something good in order to participate…I’ll let you know when it’s time for the giveaway in the meantime, hope you all have a pleasant Sunday evening…
Ps- Haven’t had much response to my new look- what do you think??? Y’all can’t keep poppin in and not leaving messages…do you know what that does too me??!!! Hahaha!
Until next time my friends….