£1800 a months, all utilities + food bill

Hello, I have just been working out how much it actually costs to run our house, it's a 4 bedroom gas centrally heated property, we have an electric oven and gas hob. There a re three permanent people living her
& 2 others who come home in the holidays.
I worked it out it costs £1800 a month this includes everything, gas,electric,phone, food & insurance, thats £450 a week.
Just wanted to get others opinions, and maybe compare with other 4 bedroom house holders with similar setup as ours I'm personally really shocked at how high it is and have gone into panic mode. kind of wish I'd never done it now, ignorance is bliss :)
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Hello, I have just been working out how much it actually costs to run our house, it's a 4 bedroom gas centrally heated property, we have an electric oven and gas hob. There a re three permanent people living her & 2 others who come home in the holidays.
I worked it out it costs 1800 a month this includes everything, gas,electric,phone, food & insurance, thats 450 a week.
Just wanted to get others opinions, and maybe compare with other 4 bedroom house holders with similar setup as ours I'm personally really shocked at how high it is and have gone into panic mode. kind of wish I'd never done it now, ignorance is bliss :)
Does that include mortgage/rent ? Does that include car running and replacememt costs ?
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We didn't include these
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I tried doing that once. It worked out as far more than I earned, so how we survived I don't know. Now the mortgage's gone, I have most things on SO and DD and that's about 350 ukp per month, but add the sort of mortgages people have these days, and I'm sure your figure is reasonable.
Tiddy Ogg. http://www.tiddyogg.co.uk
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On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 09:51:16 +0100, Tiddy Ogg

* Add about 80quid a week food etc onto that.
Tiddy Ogg. http://www.tiddyogg.co.uk
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hehehe
I remember, years ago, one of those news stories[0] that claimed that the 'replacement cost' of a housewife was IRO 25K a year for cooking, cleaning, etc.
Myself and the two other single blokes I was sharing a flat with at the time surveyed the pizza-bozes strewen around the living room and thought "That's 75 grand a year we're saving! Let's go down the pub to celebrate!" ;->
rgds, Alan [0] based on a survey by a LifeCo trying to sell insrance for non-working spouses.
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LMAO
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Tiddy Ogg wrote:

Usual method is to insert fingers in ears and to say loudly "la, la, la...!"
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Gonads wrote:

Would you mind giving the breakdown, i.e. how much for gas, how much for electricity, etc. That will give a more meaningful comparison than just going on the basis of the end total.
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I agree we didn't do an individual breakdown because we have a separate bank account just for bills so it's fairly easy to see what is going out.
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Have you factored in EDF's newly annouced 19% rise? Others will follow suit ;)
However, your sums cannot be right, the Bank of England show that inflation is only in the 2-2.5% range so obviously your running costs are a "statistical illusion", hrm, that must be it!
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You thinking that you can calculate their rate of inflation from the figures given is an illusion.
Daytona
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wrote:

Look at the weightings for gas and electric, a 70% increase over the past two years doesn't impact the headline figure as they're weighted so low.
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You must surely have included mortgage/rent & council tax in that total? I know my bills are above average but they are much cheaper that you quote, see below. There are 4 of us in a reasonable large 4 bed semi - prices approx per month:
Gas: 50 Electric: 30 Water: 45 Phone (inc mobiles): 15 Insurance (buildings & contents): 50 Supermarket stuff (inc food/booze/clothes): 500
Total 690
Plus: TV licence: 10 Council tax: 150 Central heating cover/service 10
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I agree, I think I need to go over it again, we did include council tax, forgot to mention that, thanks for your totals very helpful to compare.
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I know my

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Just to add my 2p... (Its scary when u add it all up). Three of us (2 adults, 1 toddler) in 4bed detached house :-
Mortgage £750 Council Tax £120 Gas/Elec £100 Water £35 House Insurance £45 Phone £20 TV Licence £10 Sky £45 Supermarket (inc clothes) £600
Total - £1725 !!!!
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