I recently moved in with others(3), its an apartment, there is rent plus groceries expenditure .
At the end of the month, we all total it, divide it by 4 and then subtract the individual spending from each roommates shares.Is that a fair way to calculate. just consider the below for as an example.
let the total rent be 16000 , 4 roommates -A,B,C,D ,extra 4000 spend in total for household items. A-2500 B-500 C-700 D-300
so to calculate each persons share, we first add everything
16000 fixed rent 2500 money spent by A 500 money spent by B 700 money spent by C 300 money spent by D ------ 20000 TOTAL
now we divide total by number of roommates, thus
so each member has to pay 5000, but each member has payed on household items for the whole month for all so we subtract each members spending from the share each member has to pay. so
amount to be payed for the month by A->5000 - 2500 = 2500 amount to be payed for the month by B->5000 - 500 = 4500 amount to be payed for the month by C->5000 - 700 = 4300 amount to be payed for the month by D->5000 - 300 = 4700 ----- 16000
is the amount to be payed by all members correct? when i ask for its correctness, I mean is it fair?Are all of them giving equal shares?
I asked my friend about this and he said all are giving share equals but he was not able to explain me about it.
I get confused because i feel each one gets his share back at the end which is not supposed to happen, i mean if A spent 2500, he is to get back 1666 that he payed for others but he should'nt get back the 834 ,but in the end since we are dividing 2500 total from his share then isnt he getting his share back?