'How much do you take out at the cash machine?' poll discussion

Former_MSE_Lawrence Former MSE Posts: 975 Forumite
edited 11 May 2010 at 2:05PM in MoneySaving polls
Poll between 7 and 10 May 2010:

How much do you take out at the cash machine?

How much cash do you take out when you go to the cash machine? Many of us lead our lives by this ‘unit’ and judge how much we spend by how quickly it goes.

What’s your typical cash machine unit?

A. £10. 11% (639 votes)
B. £20. 23% (1382 votes)
C. £30. 14% (852 votes)
D. £40. 7% (405 votes)
E. £50. 15% (875 votes)
F. £60. 1% (62 votes)
G. £70. 0% (23 votes)
H. £80. 1% (47 votes)
I. £90. 0% (5 votes)
J. £100. 9% (531 votes)
K. £110-£150. 1% (66 votes)
L. £160-£200. 3% (168 votes)
M. Over £200. 3% (160 votes)
N. I don’t use cash machines. 3% (199 votes)
O. I vary depending on what I need. 10% (587 votes)

Voting has now closed, but you can still click 'post reply' to discuss below. Thanks :)



  • LimeLight
    LimeLight Forumite Posts: 8,038
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    Usually £20, but if money is short then it's a tenner - or nothing at all!
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  • Wow
    Wow Posts: 2,862 Forumite

    I couldn't be bothered going to the cashpoint every day to be honest.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Forumite Posts: 0 Newbie
    edited 7 May 2010 at 2:22PM
    Since I got ripped off by an ATM in Stansted six years ago, I've stopped using them.

    I can't understand why people bother taking out less than £50 from a cash machine.
  • Sagz_2
    Sagz_2 Forumite Posts: 6,251
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    Strange poll..... what about how often you take the amount out?

    I take out about £50 every couple of months, hardly use cash anymore.
    Some days you're the dog..... most days you're the tree! :D
  • minerva_windsong
    minerva_windsong Forumite Posts: 3,808 Forumite
    Normally £20-50, depending on what it's for (if I am in London for the weekend for example I'll get £50 to tide me through, if it's for the bus home then just a tenner).
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  • DKLS
    DKLS Forumite Posts: 13,459
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    Usually about £250 twice a month.
  • Optimisticpair
    Optimisticpair Forumite Posts: 632 Forumite
    I have to go into town to use one so I'll withdraw £200 which saves me making a special trip and that does me for cash needs. The length of time it lasts varies as it depends what I need cash for - to cash pay a bill at the post office or pick up a small item while I'm in town for example but that amount might last two months.
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  • spugzbunny
    spugzbunny Forumite Posts: 1,235 Forumite
    I take out £80 each week as I no longer use my cards for day to day purchases. That way I know exactly how much money I have left to spend for the week. That weekly budget includes everything that isn't direct debited / standing ordered.
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  • torbrex
    torbrex Posts: 71,340
    10,000 Posts Combo Breaker Rampant Recycler Hung up my suit!
    Usually £60 lasts me a fortnight.
  • jamespir
    jamespir Forumite Posts: 21,456 Forumite
    i take the money i need out on payday
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