Ok, so I’m about two years late to post this, but it’s still fairly relevant. NY Magazine did a series in 2006 called The Spending Diaries about 6 different people at different income levels, with a breakdown of where their money goes each week and how much they spend.
It’s a bit annoying that their “poor” representative is a MFA candidate whose parents pay for his tuition AND housing. He’s getting by on $20k just fine in various income sources above and beyond a free education and apartment.
Crazy how much all of them spend per week. I dream of being a millionaire, but if I was, I can’t imagine spending as much as these people do.
Then again, I don’t live in New York.