Hip Melbourne marketing exec, 21, is slammed for ‘unrealistic’ average weekly budget

Hip Melbourne marketing exec, 21, breaks down his average weekly spending – before his list is slammed as ‘unrealistic’ by critics in a heated debate

  • Marketing executive Sage , 21, broke down his weekly expenditure on TikTok
  • The video went viral on TikTok and has over 260,000 views and many comments
  • Commenters were soon to slam his expenses list as being ‘unrealistic’ 
  • Some believed he spent too much, others said his rent seemed far too low  
  • He defended himself saying it was an average calculation based on his own life 










Melbourne marketing executive, Sage Houston, 21, posted a TikTok of him breaking down his average weekly budget living in the Victorian city – before debate was sparked in the comment section.

The aspiring influencer budgets $580 to spend on weekly necessities including $290 on rent, $40 on utilities, $30 on coffee, $120 on eating out, and $100 on groceries.

Sage soon received multiple comments slamming his video for being ‘unrealistic’ – especially his low rent in a modern apartment and his generous eating out budget – to which he quickly defended himself.

‘Omg it’s “unrealistic” bro it’s literally my own budget. I’m not suggesting this is good or bad. It’s just my budget. I don’t know what to tell ya,’ he wrote, before adding he lives with one housemate and was on a ‘good amount’ salary-wise.

‘Apparently it’s expensive. Last time I made a video on rent I got so many comments saying to talk to my landlord because I was overpaying.’

‘I personally work from home and don’t even have a car, so transport is basically 0 for me.’

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Melbourne marketing executive, Sage Houston, 21, posted a TikTok of him breaking down his average weekly budget living in the Victorian city - much to the ire of his followers

Melbourne marketing executive, Sage Houston, 21, posted a TikTok of him breaking down his average weekly budget living in the Victorian city – much to the ire of his followers

Melbourne-based TikToker Sage Houston breaks down his weekly budget

The aspiring influencer received a lot of negative comments claiming his expenses were 'unrealistic'

The aspiring influencer budgets $580 to spend on weekly necessities and luxuries including $290 on rent, $40 on utilities, $30 on coffee, $120 on eating out, and $100 on groceries

Sage soon received multiple comments slamming his video for being 'unrealistic' and a 'bad example' with many in disbelief that he paid so little for a nice apartment

Sage soon received multiple comments slamming his video for being ‘unrealistic’ and a ‘bad example’ with many in disbelief that he paid so little for a nice apartment 

Poll

What are your thoughts on this weekly budget?

  • It seems too high 28 votes
  • It seems too low 140 votes
  • It’s on par with my own 60 votes

The comment section was flooded with criticism and disbelief, with some going so far as to demand a further breakdown of Sage’s costs.

‘Can we have a detailed list of the food and groceries you buy? This is unrealistic,’ one wrote.

‘I can’t believe you’re buying coffee six times a week – so irresponsible. Get a coffee machine,’ another added.

‘I spend more and I live with my parents – I don’t believe this at all,’ one wrote

And yet, others seemed to disagree.

'I spend more and I live with my parents - I don't believe this at all,' one wrote

‘I spend more and I live with my parents – I don’t believe this at all,’ one wrote 

‘I’m not sure why everyone else in the comments is so angry,’ one woman wrote. ‘I’m in my mid-twenties and my budget is similar.’

‘Melbourne is so cheap in comparison to Sydney,’ wrote another. ‘I’m crying in Sydney rent.’

‘This is so standard, unsure why everyone is so upset.’ 

The video has been viewed more than 261,000 times. 

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