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Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 08:26 PM Reply

I make a little over 2 grand a month after taxes, is that decent?

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 08:28 PM Reply

At 4/20/12 08:26 PM, StrapOnFetus wrote: I make a little over 2 grand a month after taxes, is that decent?

Inb4 "I make 100000 a month, what are you poor?"

I'd say it's decent, are you a student?


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 08:30 PM Reply

Depending on age and kids and shit.

Young, and without kids or debt, I would say it's pretty good. Not the best, but definitely enough o live really comfortably on.


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 08:35 PM Reply

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 08:43 PM Reply

Yeah I'd say in this day in age that's perhaps even above average.


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 08:58 PM Reply

At 4/20/12 08:26 PM, StrapOnFetus wrote: I make a little over 2 grand a month after taxes, is that decent?

It's pretty decent. People live off of that.

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:00 PM Reply

Pretty damn good. I only make about 1000 a month after taxes, and that gives me enough to live til the next one or two.

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:04 PM Reply

I'd say that's around 14 an hour, so that's probably a yes.

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:08 PM Reply

It's an alright amount if you're still a kid. Hell, even if you're in your early 20's to some extent.

It's not a salary you should base your life off of.

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:14 PM Reply

At 4/20/12 09:08 PM, Markface wrote: It's an alright amount if you're still a kid. Hell, even if you're in your early 20's to some extent.

It's not a salary you should base your life off of.

I am 23 years old, working and splitting the rent on my 3 bedroom apartment. I work full time at this logo design company, and part time at fast food WhataBurger.

Once I pay the bills I have around 1260 dollars to spend a month usually

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:15 PM Reply

$2,000 a month, so that's 24k per year, which is fairly good for someone in his early 20's. What is that, $12 an hour? That sounds alright, especially if it's just starting pay, given that you don't live in a city. I wouldn't plan on attempting to raise a family on that, it's fine for single living.

At 4/20/12 08:43 PM, tyler2513 wrote: Yeah I'd say in this day in age that's perhaps even above average.

The average US income in 2005 was $28,567 for all workers over the age of 15 (I imagine it would be a little bit higher now, but not by a lot), so it's a little below average, but not by much.


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:18 PM Reply

At 4/20/12 09:15 PM, InsertFunnyUserName wrote: $2,000 a month, so that's 24k per year, which is fairly good for someone in his early 20's. What is that, $12 an hour? That sounds alright, especially if it's just starting pay, given that you don't live in a city. I wouldn't plan on attempting to raise a family on that, it's fine for single living.

$12 an hour equates out to around 24k a year after taxes, you have to remember, it's easier to go off of the weekly check and multiply by 51 (assuming he takes a week total for Christmas and Thanksgiving) then it is to multiply a month check by a straight 12 because of the overflow days


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:21 PM Reply

At 4/20/12 08:26 PM, StrapOnFetus wrote: I make a little over 2 grand a month after taxes, is that decent?

It is pretty good.


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:21 PM Reply

What matters is if you have enough money to live, that's the ultimate goal of anyone. For a 23 year old being independent and making $2k/m post tax (~$3k pre-tax?) is better than a lot of people. It's not the greatest achievement in the world but if you're a) happy b) employed c) living within your means, then you're doing great! Financial freedom is the greatest thing you can have and to have over $1k/m after bills at 23 is awesome. Just make sure you save some of it, not saving is fucking retarded. Put away $500/m and in a few years you'll have enough money for a deposit on a nice place to live, or if you lose your job you won't end up homeless!

$2.5k wouldn't even cover my rent :(
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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:24 PM Reply

I wish I made 2k a year.


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:28 PM Reply

At 4/20/12 08:30 PM, RacistBassist wrote: Depending on age and kids and shit.

Young, and without kids or debt, I would say it's pretty good. Not the best, but definitely enough o live really comfortably on.

Also depends on what city you live in.

I'm in Montreal and that's about what I make after taxes. I have a lot of debt, but I'm still comfortable. Wouldn't be the case in some other big city like NYC or LA though...

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 09:29 PM Reply

2 grand is ok, i make that, but its not enough to live off of, 3-4 though is good enough to live off of


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 10:03 PM Reply

Yup. $2,000 a month sounds pretty decent considering your current conditions.


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 10:12 PM Reply

At 4/20/12 09:21 PM, citricsquid wrote:

Your answer is really inspiring, +10 cool points :D

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 10:13 PM Reply

Considering I am in high school, 200 a week to a 800 a month, I'd say you are doing good.

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 10:17 PM Reply

At 4/20/12 09:14 PM, StrapOnFetus wrote: I work full time at this logo design company, and part time at fast food WhataBurger.

That's pretty cool. I'm about to start up a custom vinyl detailing company.

What do you do there?


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 10:17 PM Reply

At 4/20/12 08:26 PM, StrapOnFetus wrote: I make a little over 2 grand a month after taxes, is that decent?

No it's not good. It's great! You should be proud.


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 10:27 PM Reply

That's a rather funny question. That amount of money would equate to about 80,000 pesos here in Dominican Republic, which is MUCH more than what a middle class person with a family could ask for. Of course, that's because the living expenses are abysmally different: the rent in a very decent house could cost you 20,000 pesos at the most ($500), and 10,000 pesos ($250) would be enough to pay for electricity, gas, water, phone, etc. That leaves you with more than 60% percent of that salary for food and shit, which is also much cheaper.

Now gasoline prices, that's a whole other deal...


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 10:30 PM Reply

if you are student, like me i'd say that's a decent amount...but if u are a fully grown adult and depending where u live, i would say no. in NYC where i live 2 grand would prolly cover just the rent.

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 20th, 2012 @ 11:14 PM Reply

At 4/20/12 10:17 PM, BizzarroPMP wrote:
That's pretty cool. I'm about to start up a custom vinyl detailing company.

What do you do there?

I make these things called All Markers, I burn, mold then bend. I lay plastic track on these sheets of pvc, I don't do the vinyl yet. (very hard to keep it straight) but I measure and finish the rest.

Then we make cardboard boxes and stack about 12 to 6 markers out of 23 or 30 per order and wrap them on pallets. They then go off to there designated state.
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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 21st, 2012 @ 12:04 AM Reply

No. You are below minimum wage by Australian standards and our dollar is pretty much level with yours.

They let people live like this over there?

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 21st, 2012 @ 12:23 AM Reply

At 4/21/12 12:04 AM, HungarianSupermarket wrote: No. You are below minimum wage by Australian standards and our dollar is pretty much level with yours.

They let people live like this over there?

He said after tax, not before. Also the cost of living in Australia is noticeably higher than the US, someone who earns $2,000 per month after tax in Australia will not be able to live as well as someone who earns $2,000 after tax in the United States.

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_countries_resul t.jsp?country1=Australia&country2=United+States

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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 21st, 2012 @ 12:30 AM Reply

Apartments around here cost $500-$1000 a month. That sounds like a sweet amount of cash. I only make like $500 a month.


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 21st, 2012 @ 12:34 AM Reply

When I was living with my parents in 2003-05ish, we pulled in minimum wage. We lived off of about 8 grand a year.


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Response to Is 2k a month good? Apr. 21st, 2012 @ 12:34 AM Reply

At 4/21/12 12:23 AM, citricsquid wrote: He said after tax, not before. Also the cost of living in Australia is noticeably higher than the US, someone who earns $2,000 per month after tax in Australia will not be able to live as well as someone who earns $2,000 after tax in the United States.

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_countries_resul t.jsp?country1=Australia&country2=United+States

Alright, fair enough. But if you ask the internet something, expect responses not based in america.


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