paid all my bills today, so i could send them for 34 cents. total out the door, just under $1100. a good chunk of that is leftover job expenses like the second phone line i had and the credit card (now paid off) that i used for expenseable items. there were also a couple of bills that i paid two months on since i neglected them last time. so all together, my cost of living not including food for the most expensive month of the year was about $590. not bad. not bad at all. i'm going to guess that my average will be less than $500 over the course of a year.