$11,000 a year
Bare essentials for me would be around £7000
I eat a lot. The rent here is cheap, though. I would say I spend $10,000 a year on the bare necessities. If you add in anything but the absolute bare necessities it will be more.
What we spend in a year to live is about 45k
For just the bare essentials? you must either have a big family or are rich.
Housing is 15k and then lights heat clothes food gas car insurance yeah thats about right ...