Sorry to see so invasive, I'm just curious because money is a taboo subject among my friends so I never really have anyone to compare my own budget with. What's the breakdown of your budget? You don't have to give figures. As a college student, here's mine, on an average month: Rent + Utilities: 40% (yeah, my rent is LOTS of money!) Food: 20% (includes eating out with friends) Entertainment: 10% Clothes and Accessories: 20% Savings: 10% (sometimes this doesn't happen!) Edited to add gas: I spend about 5% on gas... now my figures are all off!