What plent are you living on?????????????????????????? You honestly reckon someone can live on minimum wage????????????
Easily. Plenty of people can and do - just go on MoneySavingExpert and see for yourself. It involves quite a bit of effort and planning, but it's doable!
Dual fuel bills can cut this down. Likewise, no need to heat every room, or to keep the heating at 27c the entire time. Indeed, Polish communist heating isn't even on during the summer and we cope just fine. Insulation and so on can cut bills down even further.
at least 400 rent (even in a **** area, not sure how long youve been out of the counry?)
For a single person, you can get a council flat in Aberdeen no problem for less than 50 pounds a week. Hardly a great flat, but a flat is a flat.
30 phone (land line)
Why does someone need a mobile and a landline if they're on minimum wage? One or the other!
60 water rates
Cut down on wastage and make sure not to live somewhere with a meter attached.
10 tv (normal)
People on minimum wage can make do with television over the internet. 4OD and BBC iPlayer don't require a tv licence.
50 - 150 travel
Get on a bike! Unless you've got a commute of over 10 miles, there's no excuse not to ride to work.
100 food (given that some people eat fresh food)
I used to live in Chelmsford, and every day, you could buy fresh food from the market for ridiculously low prices at the end of the day. But 100 a month for food is fair.
you do the maths genius? on £6 per hour how much would a person have to earn to actually live? I mean just live?
I calculate it as around 550-600 a month needed to live. Minimum wage pays about 800 - so they've got 200 left a month to enjoy as they wish. If they really can't live, they can always work a Saturday shift in a supermarket to give them an extra 150 or so a month. If you can't live in the UK on over 900 pounds a month, there really is something wong with your lifestyle.
That wouldn't even cover my lunch for the week,
That's because you're a traditional Brit who has to buy sandwiches every day and a coffee. If you made your own sandwiches and took a flask, you'd be looking at 25 pounds a month for lunches maximum. I can knock up a huge pot of pasta and sauce for about 3 pounds (in the UK) - so really, where are you getting 25 pounds a week for lunches from?
Of course, if you can't cook properly and rely on ready meals, I'm not surprised you end up spending over 25 pounds a week on lunches.
Hey wife and children sorry about this but were moving into a **** hole, you can forget everything you ever knew we are now officially skint. Please, what is this guy all about?
Hey kids, sorry, but we're moving into a council homeless hostel because daddy was too proud to live within his means and now the banks want their money back. :)
It's funny how much people in the UK actually are in a sea of debt, just because they cannot change their lifestyle and instead blame immigrants for everything.