The Numbers: A Summary of Month 4

Month 4 baby! 🙂 And we are going to celebrate but starting to include less detail in this monthly report. This is because it really feels like we have a handle on our spending culture by now so we no longer need so much detail. If you would like to see the details of this month then please check out Week 14, Week 15, Week 16, Week 17 and our Malaysia trip. If you are new to The Brat Experiment and want to see monthly summaries in more detail then feel free to check out Month 1, Month 2 and Month 3.

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Week 17

Groceries

27%

432 340 won

35 030 won

 

129 980 won

 

225 310 won

42 020 won

Eat out

16%

263 420 won

137 820 won

69 600 won

56 000 won

n/a

Clothes

0%

0 won

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Alcohol

2%

36 450 won

n/a

10 250 won

20 100 won

6 100 won

Once-off

13%

210 100 won

13 000 won

n/a

188 100 won

(phone)

9 000 won

Bills & Fees

16%

268 084 won

11 860 won

1 020 won

104 204 won

151 000 won

Transport

2%

29 300 won

20 000 won

3 300 won

6 000 won

n/a

Gifts

7%

110 320 won

3 000 won

9 820 won

37 500 won

60 000 won

Medical

1%

7 000 won

n/a

7 000 won

n/a

n/a

Travel

16%

267 050

219 350 won

(Seoul on way to Malaysia)

47 700 won

(bus home from Seoul)

n/a

n/a

Travel (spending money in Malaysia)

 RM 4472 or about 1 350 000 won

 Week 14 Total: 440 060 won

Necessary: 364 230 won (83%)

Indulgent: 75 830 won (17%)

Week 15 total: 278 670 won

Necessary: 215 320 won (77%)

Indulgence: 63 350 won (23%)

Week 16 total: 637 214 won

Necessary: 577 314 won (91%)

Indulgence: 59 900 won (9%)

Week 17 total: 268 120 won

Necessary: 253 020 won (94%)

Indulgence: 15 100 won (6%)

Malaysia: 1 350 000 won

 MONTH 4 TOTAL: 1 624 064 won (+ 1 350 000 won for Malaysia)

Total necessary: 1 409 884 won (87%)

Total indulgent: 214 180 won (13%)

Ignoring our spending money for Malaysia (because that came out of what we normally would have saved rather than our day-to-day budget), we actually came in 275 936 won under budget 🙂 And that was with a trip to Seoul, eating out a LOT and spending quite a bit on gifts. Super stoked 🙂 I have no doubt that not being in South Korea for 10 days helped a lot though. Either way, our current budget is treating us well and we have some extra money from Month 4 so we are going to up our savings for Month 5. The send-it-to-savings-the-moment-you-get-your-salary-and-maak-‘n-plan (translation: make a plan) for the rest of the month approach is working really well for us so that’s what we will do again in Month 5 too. So wish us luck, especially given that I’d like to try and be more of a tourist in South Korea this coming month 🙂

                            Xxx

 

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