Monthly Budget for an Average American Family

The average monthly budget for a family of four is $1,500. That may seem like a lot to some people, but it's actually pretty reasonable. The fact is, you can get by on less than that if you really have to—and plenty of families do.
But I am not here to talk about the minimum amount you need to survive in the world; I am here to talk about the most important thing: how much money does your family need in a month?
2,000 dollars is what I recommend for your family's monthly budget—but it all depends on where you live and how much money you make.
If you're living in New York City, for example, your budget will be higher than if you're living in Iowa. And if both parents are working full-time jobs at minimum wage—well then maybe it's time to rethink things!
But let's say that both parents work part-time jobs at minimum wage and they don't have any children (yet). That means they'll each bring home $715 per month before taxes and other deductions are taken out of their paychecks (which is what happens when people have part-time jobs).
It's no secret that families are struggling. I know that personally, our family has been living paycheck-to-paycheck for years. So I wanted to write a post about how we plan our budget and what it's like to be in this situation, but I do it next time.
The first thing I want to say is that it is possible to have a happy and healthy family life when you're living paycheck-to-paycheck. It doesn't mean you don't have fun anymore or don't live well—it just means that sometimes it takes a little extra planning and creativity to make sure things work out!