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Old Jan 28th 2016, 4:02 pm
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Nope- thaw meat- Charlee will have it- she has big capacity- waste not want not
Only things left are frozen veggies, which we will give to her mom.

Oh and Charlee's food is frozen, but it's meat and on ice will stay frozen, and well we planned the last dog food purchase so we had only a tiny amount of food left for her. Didn't want to have a months worth on moving day...


Oh that poor dachshund, it is way overweight.
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Only things left are frozen veggies, which we will give to her mom.

Oh and Charlee's food is frozen, but it's meat and on ice will stay frozen, and well we planned the last dog food purchase so we had only a tiny amount of food left for her. Didn't want to have a months worth on moving day...


Oh that poor dachshund, it is way overweight.
No, it is just big boned
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The black stuff they squeeze out of grasshopper heads:
I won't be running out of that for a while... the Horse Power sauce was $9!
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Superstore again today.

Spuds @ $2 for a 10lb bag again. Red and yellow.

Pork chops a ridiculous $1.44 lb. Bought two packs of 6, split into 3 fours, total cost a bit over $8.

Various apples $2.50 4lb bag.

Dried pasta 99c 450g.

Taster's Choice Instant coffee - Dark Roast is passable in emergency, $3.99

Frozen chicken burgers (10) $4.88

Cheap deals.
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This article discuses food prices but what surprised me is that on average Canadians are supposed to be spending 2% of their income on fresh fruit and vegetables William Watson: About that $8 cauliflower—locavoring probably won’t help | Fraser Institute
We spend a lot more than that, at least 5%, with our grocery bills being over 20% of our income.
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This article discuses food prices but what surprised me is that on average Canadians are supposed to be spending 2% of their income on fresh fruit and vegetables William Watson: About that $8 cauliflower—locavoring probably won’t help | Fraser Institute
We spend a lot more than that, at least 5%, with our grocery bills being over 20% of our income.
It also states housing is 26.8% of income. Oh how I wish it could be that low.

Food is roughly 7-9% of our income.

Housing is roughly 45.5% of our income.

Hydro is roughly 3%.

Transportation total costs runs about 20%

The rest is misc internet, phone, toiletries etc.

(Monthly income)
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Food is roughly 7-9% of our income.

Housing is roughly 45.5% of our income.

Hydro is roughly 3%.

Transportation total costs runs about 20%

The rest is misc internet, phone, toiletries etc.

(Monthly income)
our son who lives in the city of Toronto, expenses to income

Groceries ~15%

Housing (includes hydro) ~51% income.

Transportation (public transit, cabs & walking to work) ~10%

The rest: eating out, entertainment, cell phone, internet ~19%

surplus cash at the end of each month ~5%

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our son who lives in the city of Toronto, expenses to income

Groceries ~15%

Housing (includes hydro) ~51% income.

Transportation (public transit, cabs & walking to work) ~10%

The rest: eating out, entertainment, cell phone, internet ~19%

surplus cash at the end of each month ~5%

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We dont have the luxury of public transit, and without a car it's not possible to get around the region in an efficient manner. Also not the norm in BC to have hydro included, at least I have yet to rent an apartment that included it.

Rent in Vancouver is just too high, and it's the only viable place in BC with a useful public transit system where you can get around and make do without a car, anywhere you pretty much need one since so much is done in Vancouver medical wise.

Our price range isn't doable in Vancouver, 260sq feet is just too small and the area isn't very good....lol
Edit to add, looks like we end up with about 1.8% left each month with the new place.

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/apa/5423052996.html

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Swings and roundabouts
Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Hydro is roughly 3%.
In a year with full rental income and average amount for repairs (only about one of those in 5 years) equalised electricity/heating accounts for 17% of my pension/rental income. Otherwise more.
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One thing that is cheap in BC is electricity. Not many places in North America are cheaper.




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In a year with full rental income and average amount for repairs (only about one of those in 5 years) equalised electricity/heating accounts for 17% of my pension/rental income. Otherwise more.
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One thing that is cheap in BC is electricity. Not many places in North America are cheaper.
I expect a large part of that is you don't need as much heating even if actual rates are lower than other places.
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That helps too. Heat isnt needed all winter especially in an apartment.


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I expect a large part of that is you don't need as much heating even if actual rates are lower than other places.
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If anyone's feeling like a laugh, have a browse through this and then giggle over the comments.

10 best foods to make from scratch and save money | Cook on a Budget | Life and style | The Guardian
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If anyone's feeling like a laugh, have a browse through this and then giggle over the comments.
Save money on your ice cubes by using tap water instead of Evian.


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