The Price for Children Education Nowadays
This post will be useful for those who are single and/or don’t have kids yet. It is indeed expansive to grow and maintain our own kids, especially in terms of education. No wonder now, both husband and wife have to work!!! Otherwise, the expenses will be very tight!!!
Here, I’m showing you a small case study on my kids for December 2009 and January 2010. Here are my kids: Ikhwan (8), Marsya (6), Alya (5). Please note that their ages are for the year 2010. Check out the expenditures… and please I would like to read your comments 🙂
Ikhwan – RM200 (Smart Reader Holiday tuition)
Marsya – RM240 (Smart Reader Holiday tuition + books)
Ikhwan – RM37 (Transformers school bag)
Ikhwan – RM35 (School shoes, 2 pairs)
Ikhwan – RM40 (Religious school uniform + samping, 2 pairs)
Ikhwan – RM65 (Primary school uniform, 3 pairs)
Ikhwan – RM11 (Songkok)
Ikhwan, Marsya, Alya – RM40 (stationaries)
Ikhwan, Marsya, Alya – RM30 (stockings)
Ikwwan, Marsya, Alya – RM30 (Exercise books during holiday)
Marsya – RM20 (School shoes, 1 pair)
Alya – RM20 (School shoes, 1 pair)
Total in December 2009 : RM768.
Ikhwan – RM80 (Annual primary school fees)
Ikhwan – RM50 (Annual primary school books)
Ikhwan – RM140 (Religious school fees and miscellaneous donations)
Ikhwan – RM190 (Jawi and Ngaji fees including first month payment)
Ikhwan – RM50 (transportation to-from religious school -1st month)
Ikhwan – RM50 (Estimated pocket money for both schools)
Marsya – RM550 (Kindergarten registration including first month payment)
Alya – RM550 (Kindergarten registration including first month payment)
Total in January 2010 : RM1660.
Well, those are just the things and numbers that I recall. The big total between those 2 months are RM2428. I’m not sure if we have to send our kids for extra curricular class such as piano, taekwando or arts… If that is included, that will contribute to additional expenses.
So, for those of you… make sure you earn decent living before your kids reach schooling years (if you are already married). Otherwise, in any case, just make a good income to sustain yourself and your family…
The above is not counting the money my wife have to spend to support her youngest sister studying in form 5 in MRSM Kelantan. I believe in December she has spent up to RM900 for her to get all gears ready and for to transport here there. Not considering the monthly pocket money which is RM100 per month.