coffeebaron: Hmm, $1000 per week, $500 on rent, $100 on food, what does the other $400 go on?
power could cost $100 a week
Depends on how far they are from public transport and if they can use it to get to work and how far they are from work and if they are working multiple low wage jobs $200 a week on transportation is not hard, never mind car Rego and warrant, tyres, oil changes, mechanical repairs.
Then there is insurance
School books, school trips. Hell some school from intermediate up now insist the kids have a laptop
Now if they need to buy a fridge, washing machine, sofa and then of course they may have to use load sharks to buy these things.
Or perhaps if anyone has a funeral to attend, etc etc etc etc