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gemini39


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22/03/2012 10:12

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Can any retired couple with a 2 bed house,small garden , no pool, give idea of utilities and food monthly cost excluding eating out and petrol



Ailletoo


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22/03/2012 10:38

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Yes. I reckon, depending of usage of aircon and electric cooker.



Water per month.... 10tl, depending which area you live. I live in alsancak.



Electric per month. Winter around 150tl again depending on what heating you use (I use gas)



Summer it goes down to about 50/60tl Gas is, at the moment 40tl per bottle. Lasts about 2 weeks in one room on 2 bars.



Food.... again, depending on what you eat. I usually eat at home and I spend around 250tl per month for me and the cats.



Autobus to town is cheap at around 3/4tl per journey... based on Lapta/Girne route.



One can live very cheaply and well here depending on the lifestyle. I have lived here for almost 6 years and have managed on around a 1,000 per month, give or take a bit.



Jonesy299


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22/03/2012 11:14

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Robin

If you hunt around on this site you will find a significant number of topics and strings which will give you a really good idea of living costs here (plus all the hidden extras!).

You will find significant variation and you just select what best suits you. I think you are considering renting which is a sensible choice.

My sixpenny worth - I think 1000 per week for careful use of utilities and local food purchases for an elderly retired couple is a good starter but you will then need to add on rent,car(if you have one) and medical bills. You also need to 'future proof' with some savings in case a new tax hike comes in (fairly routine) and utility bills increasing in costs.

At the end of the day you cut your (financial) cloth to suit your needs...

Good Luck



Pipie


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22/03/2012 11:23

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1,000 monthly Plus yearly flights if you wish to visit family friends unless you are sensible keep a bolt hole .

Plus car running costs, plus holidays,



gemini39


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22/03/2012 14:18

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Hi Jonesey Do U mean 1000 per month?



gemini39


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22/03/2012 14:46

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Hi Ailetoo

Was that 1000k a month including car and eating out once a week?



Jonesy299


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22/03/2012 14:47

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Sorry - 1000 per month (doh!)



davpat


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22/03/2012 15:48

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Message 6,very misleading,1000k is 1M



negativenick


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22/03/2012 16:36

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sounds like you are all living the dream.....



gemini39


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22/03/2012 21:02

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Anyone managing on less than 1000 a month for utilities and car and meal out once a week No swimming pool



ttoli


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22/03/2012 21:23

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single person, own house + pool 300 a month,been a struggle at times but have done it for the last two years



Ailletoo


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23/03/2012 08:54

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Msg 6..



Yes the 1,000 per month includes everthing. I rarely use more than that. I seldom eat out, prefer to eat at home.



gemini39


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23/03/2012 12:04

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Hi Ttoli



Do u run a car ?



ttoli


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23/03/2012 12:07

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gemini, No, a scooter



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