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    Hi guys,

    I thought I'd bring this topic here as I'm having a few problems with my family, trying to work out an appropriate housekeeping amount so wanted to get an idea what people pay themselves.

    I graduated last year and earn about £900 a month and that is unlikely to increase. I live at home with my family of 5, I share a room with my 11 year old sister, contribute with chores, cooking, shopping, babysit for free etc. Most of my friends who all live locally to me pay £100 a month (and have their own rooms), I've been paying £140 a month and now my mum and step-dad want to increase that to £200.

    What sort of amounts do people around 22 and in a similar situation pay? And do you think £200 a month is fair or not?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by StBar32)
    Hi guys,

    I thought I'd bring this topic here as I'm having a few problems with my family, trying to work out an appropriate housekeeping amount so wanted to get an idea what people pay themselves.

    I graduated last year and earn about £900 a month and that is unlikely to increase. I live at home with my family of 5, I share a room with my 11 year old sister, contribute with chores, cooking, shopping, babysit for free etc. Most of my friends who all live locally to me pay £100 a month (and have their own rooms), I've been paying £140 a month and now my mum and step-dad want to increase that to £200 due to some financial difficulties they are having.

    What sort of amounts do people around 22 and in a similar situation pay? And do you think £200 a month is fair or not?

    Thanks!
    Definetly fair, you d pay double at least if you moved out. Why not sit down with them and ask what the household income and outgoings actually are so you can understand where that figure came from?
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    (Original post by StBar32)
    Hi guys,

    What sort of amounts do people around 22 and in a similar situation pay? And do you think £200 a month is fair or not?

    Thanks!
    Don't worry about fairness. Your concern should be supporting your family or moving out and being independent.

    £200 is certainly fair.
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    (Original post by StBar32)
    Hi guys,

    I thought I'd bring this topic here as I'm having a few problems with my family, trying to work out an appropriate housekeeping amount so wanted to get an idea what people pay themselves.

    I graduated last year and earn about £900 a month and that is unlikely to increase. I live at home with my family of 5, I share a room with my 11 year old sister, contribute with chores, cooking, shopping, babysit for free etc. Most of my friends who all live locally to me pay £100 a month (and have their own rooms), I've been paying £140 a month and now my mum and step-dad want to increase that to £200 due to some financial difficulties they are having.

    What sort of amounts do people around 22 and in a similar situation pay? And do you think £200 a month is fair or not?

    Thanks!
    Most accommodations charge £100+ to £150 a week so £200 is completely fair imo
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    it's not a great situation to be in, although it's probably not a lot more than what you cost your parents (I'd imagine you get through £100 in food alone per month) but really as everyone else has said it's not about what other people pay it's about what you would pay if you moved out and that would be A LOT more, you would be lucky to find something twice the price before bills
 
 
 
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