Average UK Household Budget 2023 (2023)

On average, we estimated that UK households spend £671 per week (£2,907 a month) to cover living expenses including a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, clothes on our backs, and transport to and from work or school—but costs are higher if you rent or have a mortgage.

In order to better understand average spending levels across these major categories, and more, we've analyzed data from the latest 2019/20 Living Costs and Food Survey from the Office of National Statistics (ONS)—this is the latest data available that is not significantly impacted by unusual pandemic spending—and ramped these figures up by inflation across each category and subcategory to estimate spending, assuming people maintain the same standard of living.

Depending on where you live, your stage of life, and your financial circumstances, you may also be spending extra on childcare, college tuition or health care. If you're hoping to make your budget stretch further, read about 10 ways to reduce your monthly expenses.

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Note: The figures in this article come from the Office for National Statistics and reflect average spending across all households, combining households that do and do not spend on a given line item. As a result, you may notice that some figures don't accurately reflect the true cost for a user. If any particular line items jump out at you in this regard, please kindly let us know in the comments and we will try to address the limitations of the ONS data with further explanation, analysis or colour.

Average Household Budget in the UK

In 2022 the average UK household budget is around £2,907 a month (£34,886 a year) based on an average of 2.4 people per household, according to our analysis of ONS Family Spending data. But your housing situation can mean you spend a lot more or less.

Where does the typical household budget go? Brits spend the most on transportation, housing and food. In fact, 15% of our household budgets goes towards transportation, up to 32% towards rent or mortgage interest payments and 11% to feed ourselves. Here's how the average household budget breaks down by category, on a weekly, monthly and annual basis:

Average Household ExpendituresWeekly OutgoingsMonthly OutgoingsAnnual Outgoings% of Budget
Housing (e.g., rent, mortgage interest payments, repairs, etc.)£78£338£4,05612%
Rent/mortgage & repairs (average overall)£78£338£4,05612%
Owned outright (repairs and maintenance)£9£39£4701%
Social rented£106£461£5,52716%
Private rented£206£895£10,73531%
Own with a mortgage (including repairs)£217£942£11,30032%
Food and non-alcoholic drinks£73£318£3,81811%
Restaurants and hotels£61£262£3,1489%
Recreation and culture (e.g., pets, gym fees, TV, etc.)£52£227£2,7228%
Household (e.g., furniture, linens, appliances, etc.)£42£183£2,2016%
Utilities (water, gas, electric)£48£208£2,4937%
Package holidays£32£137£1,6465%
Clothing and footwear£25£109£1,3084%
Council Tax£29£126£1,5124%
Communications and TV/video services£28£122£1,4604%
Personal (e.g., toiletries, jewellery, sunglasses, etc.)£20£85£1,0233%
Vices (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, etc.)£14£62£7422%
Money transfers and credit (e.g., cash gifts)£13£56£6762%
Holiday spending£12£52£6292%
Licences, fines and transfers (e.g., stamp duty, road tax)£4£16£1981%
Total Spending£671£2,907£34,886100%

How much more do we spend now compared to a year ago?

To find out how much household budgets have increased in the past year, we estimated figures using current inflation statistics. Compared to September 2021, we estimate expenditures on household bills increased 11% or over £3,400 per year (£284 a month) by September 2022—for households maintaining the same living standards:

Monthly household spendAnnual household spend
September 2021 estimateSeptember 2022 estimateChangeSeptember 2021 estimateSeptember 2022 estimateChange
Housing (e.g., rent, mortgage interest payments, repairs, etc.)£310£338+£28£3,722£4,056+£333
Food and non-alcoholic drinks£278£318+£40£3,335£3,818+£483
Restaurants and hotels£239£262+£23£2,870£3,148+£278
Recreation and culture (e.g., pets, gym fees, TV, etc.)£216£227+£11£2,587£2,722+£135
Household (e.g., furniture, linens, appliances, etc.)£165£183+£19£1,977£2,201+£224
Utilities (water, gas, electric)£139£208+£69£1,663£2,493+£831
Package holidays£125£137+£13£1,495£1,646+£152
Clothing and footwear£101£109+£8£1,206£1,308+£102
Council Tax£122£126+£4£1,461£1,512+£51
Communications and TV/video services£119£122+£3£1,425£1,460+£35
Personal (e.g., toiletries, jewellery, sunglasses, etc.)£79£85+£7£944£1,023+£79
Vices (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, etc.)£59£62+£3£704£742+£39
Money transfers and credit (e.g., cash gifts)£56£56n/a£676£676n/a
Holiday spending£52£52n/a£629£629n/a
Licences, fines and transfers (e.g., stamp duty, road tax)£16£16n/a£198£198n/a
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Average Monthly Household Spending

The average UK household spends £2,907 a month on household bills—according to the average (and unlikely!) household size of 2.4 people. However this figure averages all households (including those with no rent or mortgage expenses)— housing costs would be lower for those owning a home outright and higher for those with a mortgage or renting, as you can see in the table and chart below (in green).

Approx. Average Monthly Budget, by household typeAverage Household (2.4 people)
Social Renters£3,030
Private Renters£3,464
Outright Homeowners£2,695

Average Cost of UK Housing

The average UK household spends £8,400 on utilities, communications & TV services and other household operational and maintenance expenses like insurance and council tax, as well as household goods & services. In addition to this, many household spend on rent and mortgage payments. Of those renting, the average monthly rent in the UK is now around £895 for private renters and £461 for social renters. The average spent on mortgage payments is around £902 a month.

A full breakdown of average housing expenses is illustrated in the chart below.

To see how much the average household spends on household goods & services like furniture, furnishings and appliances, please see our related article Who Spends the Most Making a House a Home? which breaks down how much we spend according to age.

Breakdown of UK Housing Costs per householdWeeklyMonthlyAnnual
Rent for Households Renting from Housing Association/Local Authority£106.30£461£5,527
Rent for Households Renting Privately£206.44£895£10,735
Mortgage Payments for Households with a Mortgage£208.27£902£10,830
Utilities (water, gas & electric)£47.94£208£2,493
Communications and TV/video services (internet, landline, TV subscriptions, etc.)£28.08£122£1,460
Household Goods & Services£42.33£183£2,201
Council Tax£29.08£126£1,512
Maintenance & Repairs (excl. capital improvements)£9£39£470
Home Insurance£5.72£25£298
Total Housing Costs per Social Renting Household£268.49£1,163£13,962
Total Housing Costs per Privately Renting Household£368.64£1,597£19,169
Total Housing Costs per Household with Mortgage£370.46£1,605£19,264
Total Housing Costs per Household Owning Outright£162.19£703£8,434
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Breakdown of UK Housing Costs

If you rent or pay a mortgage, total costs for a regular roof over your head typically eat up around 35-45% of an average UK household’s expenses, give or take. While the largest component of housing costs is rent or mortgage interest, a close second is the cost of utilities including internet, TV and phones. The used to be a household's largest utility expense, but the bills for communications and entertainment services topped those in 2020. The government push to encourage consumers to switch energy suppliers has helped keep these costs down, and more people paid for entertainment services in 2020 while home for lockdown.

Breakdown of Home Services & Utilities Costs per householdWeeklyMonthlyAnnual
Communications and TV/video services (TV Subscriptions, streaming services, landline and mobile phones, internet, etc.)£26.10£113£1,357
Electric & Gas£24.50£106£1,274
Average Costs£61.00£264£3,172

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Breakdown of UK Utilities Costs

Average UK Transportation Costs

The second largest cost for the average UK household, behind housing & utilities, is transport. Households spend well over £5,000 per year to get around, an increase of around 11% from 2021.

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The largest component of our travel budget is operating our personal vehicles. We spend just over £1,500 a year on petrol & diesel per household, and the typical cost of car insurance per household (not per car) is £629 per year. The used car market is hot—we spend nearly twice as much money buying used cars than we do on new! On a per-car basis, households spend about £3,500 a year on car running costs, per vehicle.

The average amount spent on public transport is around £1,300 year (£112 a month), which is primarily spent on bus, train and tube rides and international airfare (around £360 per year/£30 a month spent across each category).

Breakdown of Average UK Transportation Costs per householdWeeklyMonthlyAnnual
Purchase of Vehicles£31.83£138£1,655
Petrol & Diesel£29.72£129£1,545
Public Transport£25.79£112£1,341
Vehicle Operation Expenses£10.92£47£568
Average Annual Transportation Costs per Household£110.35£478£5,738

Note these total transportation figures are a touch higher than the high level transport cost estimate of around £100 a month; this is due to the application of different inflation figures to subcategories of transport spend and rounding errors.

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Breakdown of Average UK Transport Costs

Average UK Food Costs

The third largest household budget category is food. We estimate the average UK household now spend £3,800 a year on groceries and non-alcoholic drinks at home. Another £513 is spent on alcohol (mostly wine) for consumption at home. Eating and drinking out consumes a further £2,437 from our household budgets. All in, food and drink consume 19% of our total annual budgets, and food prices in the UK are now rising around 10% a year.

While food is, of course, a necessity for life, it’s often considered a fungible category in a household budget. After all, a family could dine on spaghetti with a touch of homemade bolognese, for a low cost meal. Or they could go out to a London hot spot and drop a hundred pounds or more on one dinner.

To gauge a basic minimum for food costs, we can look at the budgets of our poorest households, who are presumably eating as cheaply as they can. Households with disposable incomes less than £11,000 per year still spend around £3,000 annually on food and alcoholic drinks in total. They eat at home more often, spending around 75% of their food & drink budget for consumption at home, with a quarter of the budget spent out of the house. The highest earning households, those with more than £72,000 of annual disposable incomes, now spend around £12,000 on food & drinks each year, with nearly half (44%) of the budget spent dining out. For more details, see our related articles Average Annual UK Food Spending and Average Alcohol Spending in the UK.

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Average Savings UK

Now that you've spent money on living expenses, what do you do with any leftover money? Save! The typical UK household saves roughly £180 per month—this represents the median amount saved each month. That means that 50% of households save less than £180 a month and 50% of households save more.

The average savings per month UK is £450 per household. This figure is higher than the median figure due to a small number of households with very high savings rates. For example, households in the top quintile of income save an average of £1,817 each month. In contrast, the bottom quintile of earners saves -£352 a month.

How much do UK households save each month?
Median (50% of households save more than this, 50% save less)£180
Mean (average)£450

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For more information on household savings and wealth, see our new study .


The first step to making a household budget stretch further is arguably understanding where your money is currently going. Once you see what is being spent where, you'll be better able to find areas of your budget that might have some flexibility. For example, if you spend a high proportion of your food budget on takeaways you could limit these to a treat once a week, cooking at home the rest of the time to save money.

To understand your finances you can sit down with pen and paper and go through your bank statements and credit card bills once a month. Alternatively, there are a number of handy tech resources at our disposal these days. For example, Money Dashboard, Emma and Plum are personal finance apps where you can easily view all your accounts and track your spending by category.

Note: Updated in September 2022 to reflect the 2019/20 Living Costs and Food Survey from the ONS, adjusted for inflation. Therefore all figures are estimates.




What is the 50 40 10 rule? ›

One of the most quoted rules of happiness is the 50-40-10 rule. This knowledge about happiness states that 50% of our happiness is determined by genetics, 10% by our circumstances and 40% by our internal state of mind. This rule originates from the book "The How Of Happiness" written by Sonja Lyubomirsky.

What is the 40 20 10 rule? ›

40% of your income goes towards your savings. 30% of your income goes towards necessary expenses (food, rent, bills, etc.). 20% of your income goes towards discretionary spending (entertainment, travel, etc.). 10% of your income goes towards contributory activities (donations, charity, tithe, etc.).

What is the average UK household expenses? ›

The average monthly household bill in the UK is £1,500. This includes rent, mortgage, utilities, council tax, and TV licence. The average monthly mortgage payment in the UK is £658. The average monthly rent payment in the UK is £1,113.

Is the 50 30 20 rule realistic? ›

The 50/30/20 rule can be a good budgeting method for some, but whether the system is right for you will be determined by your unique circumstances. Depending on your income and where you live, 50% may not be enough to cover your needs.

What is the 80/20 Rule money? ›

Key points. The 80/20 budgeting method is a common budgeting approach. It involves saving 20% of your income and limiting your spending to 80% of your earnings. This technique allows you to put savings first, and it's both flexible and easy.

What is the 70 20 10 rule money? ›

The biggest chunk, 70%, goes towards living expenses while 20% goes towards repaying any debt, or to savings if all your debt is covered. The remaining 10% is your 'fun bucket', money set aside for the things you want after your essentials, debt and savings goals are taken care of.

What is the 50 30 20 rule UK? ›

One very simple way to budget is to follow the 50 30 20 rule. This means dividing up your income into three chunks, with 50% being allocated to essential items, 20% being kept back for savings and 30% going on living your life.

What is the 80/20 rule of thumb? ›

What's the 80-20 Rule? The 80-20 rule is a principle that states 80% of all outcomes are derived from 20% of causes. It's used to determine the factors (typically, in a business situation) that are most responsible for success and then focus on them to improve results.

What is the ideal budget breakdown? ›

How do you make a budget spreadsheet? Start by determining your take-home (net) income, then take a pulse on your current spending. Finally, apply the 50/30/20 rule: 50% toward needs, 30% toward wants and 20% toward savings and debt repayment.

Is 1500 a month enough to live on UK? ›

General living expenses

It's thought that a single person living in London will need around £1,500 per month to cover their living expenses and just over £1,200 in Manchester. However, with the pandemic pushing inflation to a 10-year high, the cost of general living expenses is rising sharply.

How much money do you need to live comfortably UK? ›

According to a study by the Josh Rowntree Foundation, a single person must earn £25,500 a year to reach a minimum acceptable standard of living, and a couple with two children needs to earn £43,400 between them.

What is a comfortable household income UK? ›

A single person with no children needs at least £1,400 a month to live on. This is an average yearly salary of £17,000 after tax. A couple with no children needs at least £2,100 a month. This is a joint average yearly salary of £25,000 after tax.

What is the 30% rule UK? ›

30% should go towards your lifestyle

So if you take home £2,000 per month, using this rule, £1,000 would go towards living expenses and essentials, £400 should go towards financial goals, and £600 should go towards lifestyle things you enjoy.

Does the Rule of 72 always work? ›

The Rule of 72 works best in the range of 5 to 12 percent, but it's still an approximation. To calculate based on a lower interest rate, like 2 percent, drop the 72 to 71; to calculate based on a higher interest rate, add one to 72 for every three percentage point increase.

Where is the Rule of 72 most accurate? ›

Key Takeaways
  • The Rule of 72 is a simplified formula that calculates how long it'll take for an investment to double in value, based on its rate of return.
  • The Rule of 72 applies to compounded interest rates and is reasonably accurate for interest rates that fall in the range of 6% and 10%.

What is the 10 10 10 money Rule? ›

This principle consists of allocating 10% of your monthly income to each of the following categories: emergency fund, long-term savings, and giving. The remaining 70% is for your living expenses. 10% – Long Term Savings – Saving for big expenses such as university, new home, retirement, etc.

What is the 75 15 10 rule budget? ›

Simplify Budgeting – The 75/15/10 Rule

75% of your income goes to expenses. 15% goes to investing. 10% goes to saving — that is, again, until you reach the 6-months worth of expenses threshold.

Which budget rule is best? ›

The basic rule of thumb is to divide your monthly after-tax income into three spending categories: 50% for needs, 30% for wants and 20% for savings or paying off debt. By regularly keeping your expenses balanced across these main spending areas, you can put your money to work more efficiently.

What is the 27.40 rule? ›

But how to save $10,000 in a year? As a general rule, you can save $10,000 in a year by saving $27.40 a day, $192.30 a week, $384.62 every two weeks, or $833.33 a month. It will take discipline, cutting back, and increasing income to make this happen.

What is the 33 rule money? ›

The judge of CNBC's “Money Court” tells CNBC Make It that renters and buyers alike need to follow the 1/3 rule, which calls for a third of your after-tax income to go toward living expenses, a third toward your home and the last third toward savings and investments.

What is the 50 30 20 rule for managing money? ›

What is the 50/30/20 Rule of Budgeting? The 50/30/20 rule of budgeting is a simple method that helps you manage your money more effectively. This basic thumb rule is to divide your post-tax income into three spending categories – 50% for needs, 30% for wants, and 20% for savings.

What is the 25 times rule for retirement? ›

The first is the rule of 25: You should have 25 times your planned annual spending saved before you retire. That means that if you plan to spend $30,000 during your first year in retirement, you should have $750,000 invested when you walk away from your desk. $50,000? You need $1,250,000.

How do you spend your salary in the UK? ›

50% of your income on needs: essential living expenses, such as rent/mortgage, bills, food and transport to work. 30% on wants: discretionary spending, such as eating out, shopping, trips and subscriptions.
Budget planner
  1. £750 on needs.
  2. £450 on wants.
  3. £300 on savings or debts.

How does the Rule of 70 work? ›

The rule of 70 is used to determine the number of years it takes for a variable to double by dividing the number 70 by the variable's growth rate. The rule of 70 is generally used to determine how long it would take for an investment to double given the annual rate of return.

What is the 70 30 budgeting rule? ›

The 70 part of the 70/30 rule refers to what you do with 70% of your net income every month. That means if you receive $6,000 per month, you would take 70% of that, or $4,200, and use that to cover all of your expenses. If you make $3,000 per month, applying the 70% rule, your budget would be $2,100.

What is the 20 40 80 rule? ›

20/40/80 Rule—We remember 20 percent of what we hear, 40 percent of what we hear and see, 80 percent of what we hear, see and do. Learners remember more when visual aids support verbal instruction. Adults remember best when they practice the new skill.

What is Pareto law? ›

The Pareto Principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, specifies that 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes, asserting an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. This principle serves as a general reminder that the relationship between inputs and outputs is not balanced.

What is the golden rule of monthly budgeting? ›

When you make a monthly budget, consider overestimating your expected costs. This way, you may end up with leftover funds, which can go right into savings. Real-life reasons to save are the best motivators.

What 3 things should a good budget include? ›

What Should Be Included in a Budget? A budget should include your income, savings, debt repayment, and general expenses.

What are 3 things you should include in your budget? ›

What Monthly Expenses Should I Include in a Budget?
  • Housing. Whether you own your own home or pay rent, the cost of housing is likely your biggest monthly expense. ...
  • Utilities. ...
  • Vehicles and Transportation Costs. ...
  • Gas. ...
  • Groceries, Toiletries and Other Essential Items. ...
  • Internet, Cable and Streaming Services. ...
  • Cellphone. ...
  • Debt Payments.
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What salary is middle class UK? ›

What salary is middle class UK 2022? The median average salary for those working full-time is £33,000. The median average salary for all employees in the UK is £27,756. The median average salary for part-time employees is £12,247.

What is considered low income UK? ›

A single person needs to earn £25,500 a year to reach a minimum acceptable standard of living in April 2022. A couple with two children needs to earn £43,400 between them.

What is a middle income family UK? ›

What is the average household income in the UK? The median household income in the UK (after direct taxes have been deducted) was £31,400 in the financial year ending in 2021, according to the latest figure from the Office for National Statistics.

What is a large salary UK? ›

Whilst the average salary for a full-time worker is £41k, the median salary is £33k. At the top end of the scale, just 10% earn more than £66k while only 30% of those aged 50-59 earn above £43k per year.

How much does the average British person earn in a lifetime? ›

Average earnings of Brits where YOU live revealed - and most will make more than £1.1MILLION in lifetime. The average worker will earn more than £1.1 million in wages during their life, a study has found.

Is 30k a year enough to live on UK? ›

30k a year would see you as middle class in all areas of the UK, and it is an above-average wage that allows you to live comfortably.

What is financially comfortable UK? ›

The answer is that you need an after tax (net) income of £49,700 in order to live comfortably in the UK as a couple, or £67,554 for a family with 2 parents and 2 children. This figure is based on studies conducted by the Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association and the Child Poverty Action Group.

What is the average UK household savings? ›

Overview: UK savings statistics 2023. The average person in the UK has £17,365 in their savings. 34% of adults had either no savings, or less than £1000, in a savings account. 61% of UK adults save money either every, or most, months.

What is the salary of the top 1% in the UK? ›

In November 2022 the top one percent of earners in the United Kingdom received an average pay of 14,4484 British pounds per month, compared with the bottom 10 percent of earners who earned 708 pounds.

How much savings should I have at 35 UK? ›

We found that 15% of income per year (including any employer contributions) is an appropriate savings level for many people, but we recommend that higher earners aim beyond 15%. So, to answer the question, we believe having one to one-and-a-half times your income saved for retirement by age 35 is a reasonable target.

How much savings should I have by 30 UK? ›

With the UK being in the midst of a cost of living crisis, most people are struggling to pay their rising food and energy bills. But despite this, Kelly Smith, a finance expert from The Penny Hoarder, has told ATTN that 30-year-olds should have six months of living expenses saved up.

What is a good amount of savings for a 30 year old UK? ›

How much savings should I have at 30 UK? The average UK savings for 30 - 34 year olds is around £14,500 of net financial wealth (savings like current and savings accounts, stocks, bonds, etc. less financial liabilities), but the median figure is just £1,000.

Does your money double every 7 years? ›

The most basic example of the Rule of 72 is one we can do without a calculator: Given a 10% annual rate of return, how long will it take for your money to double? Take 72 and divide it by 10 and you get 7.2. This means, at a 10% fixed annual rate of return, your money doubles every 7 years.

What is rule of 42? ›

The so-called Rule of 42 is one example of a philosophy that focuses on a large distribution of holdings, calling for a portfolio to include at least 42 choices while owning only a small amount of most of those choices.

Who benefits the most from inflation? ›

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  • Collectors.
  • Borrowers With Existing Fixed-Rate Loans.
  • The Energy Sector.
  • The Food and Agriculture Industry.
  • Commodities Investors.
  • Banks and Mortgage Lenders.
  • Landowners and Real Estate Investors.
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What is the 40 30 20 rule? ›

40% of your income goes towards your savings. 30% of your income goes towards necessary expenses (food, rent, bills, etc.). 20% of your income goes towards discretionary spending (entertainment, travel, etc.). 10% of your income goes towards contributory activities (donations, charity, tithe, etc.).

What is the riskiest type of investment? ›

The highest risk investments are cryptocurrency, individual stocks, private companies, peer-to-peer lending, hedge funds and private equity funds. High-risk, volatile investments may bring high rewards, or they may bring high loss.

What is the rule of 69? ›

What is the Rule of 69? The Rule of 69 is used to estimate the amount of time it will take for an investment to double, assuming continuously compounded interest. The calculation is to divide 69 by the rate of return for an investment and then add 0.35 to the result.

What is 50 40 10 investment strategy? ›

The 50-40-10 Strategy groups investments into three risk-adjusted tiers.
The 50-40-10 Method
  • The bottom layer – the 50 – is chock-full of stuff that seems boring but is actually very good for you.
  • The middle layer – the 40 – includes stuff that tastes good, helps you grow, and makes you want seconds.

What is the 10 20 30 rule money? ›

Popularized by Elizabeth Warren in her book, All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, this budgeting rule involves putting 50% of your after-tax income into mandatory living expenses or needs, 30% into wants, and 20% toward savings and debt repayment.

What is the 60 30 10 rule budget? ›

With this budget, you will use 60% of your take-home pay to build your savings, invest, or pay off debt. Next up, you will spend 30% on your needs. These might include your food, housing, utilities, healthcare, and transportation. Finally, you use the remaining 10% of your budget to pay for discretionary spending.

What does the 50 30 20 rule mean? ›

The rule is to split your after-tax income into three categories of spending: 50% on needs, 30% on wants, and 20% on savings. This intuitive and straightforward rule can help you draw up a reasonable budget that you can stick to over time in order to meet your financial goals.

What is the best investment for 55 year old? ›

Some good investments for retirement are defined contribution plans, such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s, traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, cash-value life insurance plans, and guaranteed income annuities.

What is the 7% rule for investing? ›

To make money in stocks, you must protect the money you have. Live to invest another day by following this simple rule: Always sell a stock it if falls 7%-8% below what you paid for it.

What is the number 1 rule of investing? ›

1 – Never lose money. Let's kick it off with some timeless advice from legendary investor Warren Buffett, who said “Rule No. 1 is never lose money.

What is the money Rule of 72? ›

Do you know the Rule of 72? It's an easy way to calculate just how long it's going to take for your money to double. Just take the number 72 and divide it by the interest rate you hope to earn. That number gives you the approximate number of years it will take for your investment to double.

What is Rule of 69 in time value of money? ›

The Rule of 69 is a simple calculation to estimate the time needed for an investment to double if you know the interest rate and if the interest is compound. For example, if a real estate investor can earn twenty percent on an investment, they divide 69 by the 20 percent return and add 0.35 to the result.

What is Robert Kiyosaki saving rule? ›

The new rule is saving assets. When you hedge your savings into cash flow assets, that's when you begin to build wealth. There's nothing you can do that will stop inflation. The value of the dollar will continue to go down, but when you start investing that money, you will always be rich.

What are the 4 rules of budgeting? ›

It works because it's built around Four Rules designed to change your financial future.
  • Rule One. Give Every Dollar a Job.
  • Rule Two. Embrace Your True Expenses.
  • Rule Three. Roll With the Punches.
  • Rule Four. Age Your Money.

How much savings should I have at 40? ›

You may be starting to think about your retirement goals more seriously. By age 40, you should have saved a little over $175,000 if you're earning an average salary and follow the general guideline that you should have saved about three times your salary by that time.

What is cash stuffing? ›

Quite simply, the method involves putting cash into allocated envelopes of different categories. It's based on an accounting concept known as 'zero-based allocation budgeting'. Many who use cash stuffing feel more in control of their spending, which serves as a reminder that the money you have is real funds.

How much should I budget for 100k salary? ›

Assuming you make $100,000 a year, your monthly expenses should be up to $6,000. This includes rent or mortgage payments, car payments, insurance, food, utilities, and other necessary expenses.


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