Home - $3000 (gf subsidy $1000) Food - $1500 Car - $800 Toys - $1500 Other - $1000 No kids, no real obligations. Used to spend less than $10k/year despite 6 figure income as a weird habit/belief so I kind of feel like a freshly rebelled religious fallout.
I need a car to commute to work. I was extremely frugal in college and I wanted to reward myself for completing it and getting a good job.
I'm not crying. I live a very comfortable life for my age. I'm just upset because a lot of my other friends had their Bay Area parents pay off their entire undergrad tuition and they save more since they live with their parents in the Bay. But no one said life is fair.
Company provides train pass; I own my apartment; ~$60 per quarter in property tax and 150 per month in maintenance. No kids, unfortunately. Work all day and come home to a loving partner, no expensive habits.
I'm lucky to have this situation because my TC is far lower than most of you at 45k.