How we've spent quite a lot of money since about 1996. Because we run our house
out of a single bank account, and have done since about 1994, we have a very good history of how we
spend our money. Below is some interesting (to us) stats.
In the database is 29,766 transactions, starting 12/2/1996 and the latest 13/3/2022
On first reflection, this seems like a huge amount of money, and it is of course, but simplistically (not taking into account inflation etc) it's only about $4,335 a year or $360 a month to run 2 cars. Bring on EVs!
Z should be sending us a Christmas card every year though
Note the fascinating spend gap for April 2020 when NZ went into lockdown the first time where our only purchase at a service station was a bottle of milk
The gap in late 2004 was when we were briefly livng in Madison, WI, USA.
Our total supermarket spend is not entirely accurate for various reasons, but it's still interesting to compare where we spend the money.
Despite this data not including every time we've ever been to the supermarket, the total visits we do have is 3,945 times Gabba has walked into a supermarket, or on average once every 2.45 days. If I was to guess, the average would be much closer to 1.
At one point it seemed we were in The Warehouse almost every weekend and then suddenyly it occured to me that it was bloody ages since I was last there. I assume it's because we stopped buying stuff for the kids. The chart below shows our The Warehouse purchase history $ spend by month. Amusingly the last few years we are shopping at The Warehouse, again for the kids but this time buying stuff for them to move out into places of their own.
If I was to guess, our spend at McDonalds would possibly follow a similar track. One day I will find out.
We bought our house in January 2010. Which is about exactly when the chart below shows a marked increase in our spending at Hardware stores. Conveniently or not, we live only 800m from a Bunnings. We have been to Bunnings Constellation 324 times.