Lots of people fantasise about what their life could be like if they had just a little bit more money. I would think, however, that most people probably don’t actually know just how much more money would really be required to live their dream lifestyle.
I’ll be graduating next summer and have a job lined up, which got me thinking about how much I really need to be earning in order to support the lifestyle I dream about. Stay Sourced have come up with this lifestyle calculator to help you figure out how much your dream lifestyle will cost. You can try it for yourself here.
Now take a guess at what figure the calculator gave me…
£114,000 per year
Damn. Good thing I’m going to be a lawyer then. 😂
This is based on the assumption that I would like to live in London, have two children, live in a semi-detached house, wear designer clothes, dine in chain restaurants at the weekend, shop in regular supermarkets, drive a family car, go on “adventure” holidays, and own a rabbit.
What do you think the biggest cost out of all of those is?
Kids of course!
So I then cut kids out of the equation to see what the answer would be then. This number halved.
£57,000 per year
I mean I always knew kids were expensive but it wasn’t until I took this short quiz that I realised just how pricey raising two kids can be.
This is all, of course, a dream, but one that I would love to be able to turn into a reality. It certainly puts everything in perspective when you see a number as big as £114,000 pop up on the screen and has motivated me to work even harder and remember to save as much money as possible. Your dreams are achievable if you keep chipping away at that work!
Find out how much your dream lifestyle will cost in just a few clicks! Check out Stay Sourced‘s lifestyle calculator below:
So… what’s the damage? Let me know how much you need to support your lifestyle in the comments below!
*This is a collaborative post. All opinions are my own.