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Budget calculator

Answer a few questions about your interests and lifestyle to figure out your target salary. Use this target salary to help you choose the right occupation for you.

Housing

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Utilities

How much do you spend every month on your household utilities? Enter the amount of each monthly utility bill and we’ll add up the total. If you don’t use a utility below, enter $0. To add a new utility not listed, click “Add Utility” and enter amount.
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Additional utilities
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Miscellaneous

How much do you spend every month on food, school or other household expenses?
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Loans

How much do you currently spend or expect to spend on loan payments? (student loans, car payments, etc.) To begin, click Add Loan and enter the name and monthly amount of the loan. Each time you add a loan, we'll calculate the total.
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Your target salary

Your results shows the annual salary you need to earn to maintain your current or expected lifestyle. Not what you expected? Go back and edit your monthly expenses to get the results you would like.

Gross annual target salary

Net annual target salary

Target hourly rate

Your expenses summary

Housing & utilities

Other expenses & loans

Total monthly expenses

Annual expenses

Taxes (15% total annual expenses)