How much are you spending?

Often gamblers have no idea how much they are spending; sometimes when it’s spent in smaller amounts it doesn’t feel like much but when you add it together it really can be a lot of money.

Try and think of how much you spend each week on all types of gambling and slide the bar across to see what it really does add up to.

In 1 week you would have spent enough for:

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  • Bread and MilkIn one week $25 gets you bread and milk for a week
  • Petrol pumpIn one week $50 gets you petrol for the week
  • School uniformIn one week $100 gets you a school uniform for your kids
  • School feesIn one week $150 gets you a year’s worth of primary school fees
  • Dinner and a movieIn one week $200 gets you movies and dinner out with the family

In 1 month you would have spent enough for:

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  • SneakersIn one month $100 gets you some new shoes
  • A weeks worth of groceriesIn one month $200 gets you food shopping for the household for a week
  • A month's worth of groceriesIn one month $400 gets you groceries for a month
  • Washing machineIn one month $600 gets you a new washing machine
  • KangarooIn one month $800 gets you a return trip for two to Australia

In 1 year you would have spent enough for:

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  • HolidayIn one year $1200 gets you a return trip to Samoa
  • Iphone and iPadIn one year $2400 get you a brand new iphone and ipad
  • Car keyIn one year $4800 gets you a car
  • Hi Def TVIn one year $7000 gets you a 70" Full High Definition 3D TV ($5000) with a top of the line home theatre system ($2000)
  • HouseIn one year $9600 would cover a chunk of your rent