[quote=“mixedvegetables”]Without resorting to instant noodles for every meal, what do you think is a reasonable amount of money to spend in a week for a frugal person? I think that comfortable living is possible on 2000nt, if you don’t go to nice, sit-down-and-order restaurants and don’t go to the bar.
That works out to almost 300 a day - maybe 200 on food and a hundred left over for incidentals like a beer or a few egg tarts or something.
Of course this leaves out rent and transportation :moped: costs…
If you’re dirt poor, I think that spending 150 a day is possible - maybe even less. Anyone with experience?[/quote]
Yeah, when my SO was going to the local market and buying 4 trays of 20 dumplings for 160nt we were eating a meal for 2 for 40nt.
So, if you go with local food you could live incredibly cheap. I just purchased lunch for 60nt and my breakfast was probably 70nt because it has a lot of fresh fruit content.
I do the beer thing as well. But, good beer, Boddingtons etc. 65nt x 1 Local cans are heaps cheaper.
Evening meal of fish from Geant. 60nt and salad with the beer.
My meals and beer would stretch to 300nt but if I was on a budget I think I could live on 150nt a day for food and drink.