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klapaucius Fri 03-Dec-10 13:49:56

...but would you say that £30,000 a year between 2 people is a good disposable income? I say "between 2" as I don't have a DH or children - also why I'm not sure if this is the right place but you can always count on MN for honest opinions - it's me and my sister that this is about (we live together). Basically the amount left after "essentials" like bills, food etc. (but not including going out to eat ie restaurants), in London.

curlymama Fri 03-Dec-10 13:52:45

You have £30,000 a year left after essentials like eating out?

Yes, that is a good disposable income hmm

juneybean Fri 03-Dec-10 13:53:40

<falls flat on floor>

Portofino Fri 03-Dec-10 13:54:44

DH and I have quite well paid jobs, but we have NOWHERE near that amount as disosable income. So I would have to say it is VERY good!

ArentFanny Fri 03-Dec-10 13:54:45

That is more than what DH and I earn together before bills so yes extremely good.

bigchris Fri 03-Dec-10 13:55:07


Summerbird73 Fri 03-Dec-10 13:57:05

in these times some people would be grateful to have that as a net income between them.


faverolles Fri 03-Dec-10 13:57:55

Bloody hell woman! Do you even have to ask?

DH and I are lucky to have £50 a year left over after bills and essentials!

If you're interested in sharing it, feel free to PM meeee grin

GreatBallsOfFluff Fri 03-Dec-10 13:58:38

My first biscuit

altinkum Fri 03-Dec-10 13:58:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TrillianAstra Fri 03-Dec-10 13:59:58


I have to join this htread just to see what is going on.

Don't really understand why you woul dbe sharing income with your sister though. Presumably you have an income and she has an income and they are separate.

Emjxxx Fri 03-Dec-10 14:01:51

That's double the amount we have to live on as a family of 5! My DP works full time and I am a sahm.

Serendippy Fri 03-Dec-10 14:02:20

Nope, not the right place for this. YABU.

Emjxxx Fri 03-Dec-10 14:02:26

That's double the amount we have to live on as a family of 5! My DP works full time and I am a sahm.

ItalianLady Fri 03-Dec-10 14:02:59

Of course it is plenty hmm.

MrsCratchit Fri 03-Dec-10 14:04:58

Honest opinion? I would love to know what you do that attracts that kind of salary, yet which does not require the basic general economic awareness or indeed worldliness to understand how well off you are!

scurryfunge Fri 03-Dec-10 14:07:27

Are you saying that it would average out as £15000 spare each per year?

EricNorthpolesChristmas Fri 03-Dec-10 14:08:50

£30k disposable income?

<bites lip in order to avoid telling OP to fuck off>

yama Fri 03-Dec-10 14:10:24

You have £2500 per month disposable income. Why would you need to ask?

TheCrackFox Fri 03-Dec-10 14:17:10

TBH, I don't know how you manage to make ends meet.

Have you thought of laying off staff? Surely your housekeeper could take over a lot of the butler's duties, no? Similarly, your gardener could stand in as a driver too.

Quenelle Fri 03-Dec-10 14:20:27

Can we help you spend it?

GrimmaTheNome Fri 03-Dec-10 14:27:30

YANBU, I would indeed say £30K between 2 is a good disposable income.

My guess is that the OP has an unrealistic sister who thinks eating out is essential (the OP specifically excludes this, rightly)

klapaucius Fri 03-Dec-10 14:30:36

Thanks so much for the responses everyone. And yep Grimma spot on!

DanceInTheDark Fri 03-Dec-10 14:33:56

YABU to ask such a ridiculous question.

That is less than our ENTIRE yearly income so yes it's a good disposable income.

Why did you ask? (out of curiosity)

klapaucius Fri 03-Dec-10 14:36:20

I can only speak for myself here but I do believe if you're surrounded by certain people everyday your own sense of reality can become somewhat distorted

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