Ever wondered about the jaw-dropping costs of living the good life like our favorite Hollywood power couple, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds?
Let’s take a closer look at the fabulous lives of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds and the expenses that come with living in their 8000+ square foot Pound Ridge, NY mansion.
According to our Pound Ridge Cost of Living Calculator, it takes a whopping $17,000 per month for a family of four to live in Pound Ridge, NY. Remember, this is just for a regular non-celebrity family in Pound Ridge.
And keep in mind the $17,000 a month only covers the basics: housing, cars, school, childcare, and gym memberships. Vacays, food, entertainment, and stylish wardrobe splurges are extra!
But what about a celebrity couple? How much does it cost for Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and 4 kids to live in Pound Ridge, NY?
Now to get the scoop on Blake and Ryan’s monthly expenses, we’ve considered two different scenarios involving their luxe Pound Ridge estate, their kiddos’ education, the upkeep of three cars, and we assume they have a full-time nanny and housekeeper.
In the first scenario, we assume that their children attend private schools in Westchester County, which come with hefty price tags. The private school tuition could make your wallet weep—$40,000 per child!
In our second scenario, our beloved power couple opts for a more down-to-earth lifestyle and sends their kids to public schools.
Photo credit: Blake Lively- Nicole Alexander, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Scenario 1: Private School – The Lavish Life
Let’s dish on Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ extravagant monthly expenses as they live in affluent Pound Ridge.
Picture this: their adorable kiddos, Betty in preschool, and James and Inez in swanky private schools, attending after-school enrichment programs twice a week.
Their stunning 8,892-square-foot mansion boasts seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, sitting on a massive 11.65-acre lot.
Rumor has it they paid $5.7 million for their dream home. We are assuming they paid in cash- so no mortgage for these A-listers!
We’ve estimated their annual real estate tax to be around $40,000, and homeowners’ insurance at a cool $10,800 per year.
We are assuming that our favorite power couple owns three cars, including a car for the nanny. And speaking of staff, we are assuming they have a full-time nanny and a housekeeper working five days a week to keep their home immaculate.
According to our Pound Ridge Cost of Living Calculator, Blake and Ryan’s luxe lifestyle costs a jaw-dropping $26,953.29 per month! You read that right- per month, not per year!
And that’s not even counting food, vacations, clothing, entertainment, and other miscellaneous splurges!
Add in their monthly food budget (we’re guessing around $6,360 a month) and swanky vacations (say, $55,000 for two weeks or $4,583 per month), and their monthly tab skyrockets to a whopping $37,896.29 per month!
Keep in mind, our real estate tax and homeowner’s insurance guesstimates are based on similar properties in the Pound Ridge and Westchester County areas.
For the cost breakdown: Check out our Pound Ridge Cost of Living Calculator
Scenario 2: Public School – Keeping It (Somewhat) Real
Now, let’s imagine a world where Blake and Ryan opt for a more down-to-earth approach, sending their kids to public school instead.
Betty remains in preschool, while James and Inez enroll in the local elementary school. They attend after-school enrichment programs twice a week.
Their living situation, cars, and staff remain unchanged (because who wouldn’t want that life?). And of course, no mortgage on their home!
So, what’s the damage to their bank account with this slightly more modest lifestyle? Our Pound Ridge Cost of Living Calculator reveals that they’re still shelling out an incredible $20,287.29 per month.
And again, this doesn’t include food, vacations, clothing, entertainment, and other indulgences!
They save a cool $6,666 per month by sending their kids to public school.
When we factor in their estimated monthly food budget ($6,360) and fabulous vacations ($55,000 for two weeks or $4,583 per month), their total monthly expenses come to an impressive $33,230.29 a month!
As always, our real estate tax and homeowner’s insurance numbers are based on other properties in Pound Ridge and Westchester County.
So, there you have it! Living like the rich and famous isn’t cheap! Even without the hefty private school price tag, the duo still faces a substantial monthly bill.
Check out our Pound Ridge Cost of Living Calculator
Photo Credit for Cover Photo of Blake and Ryan:
Ryan Reynold: The Conmunity – Pop Culture Geek from Los Angeles, CA, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Blake Lively: David Shankbone, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons