I have classified furniture into 5 main categories based on what a human 99% of what a human does in his living quarters. These are 1) sitting ...examples you have different types of chairs , sofas , ...etc 2) sleeping/lying ...examples you have different types of bed , water , canopy ,hammock,...etc 3) storage ...examples you have different types of bins , chests , cabinets , trunks , dressors , Filing cabinet,safe ... etc 4) set/surfaces ...examples you have different types of shelfs , tables , night stands , entertainment stands, desks, work benches, ...etc 5) eating/digesting/cleaning/climate control ...examples shower, sink ,tub , washer , dryer , oven ,dish washer, toilet , microwave , heating , air conditioning/central air, ...etc My question is I am trying to find out on average how much the total expenses for furniture is for your living quarters. I am trying to get a min / average/max amount of money needed to buy the furniture for a persons living quarters in different locations of the world (home or apartment or others... in the case of an apartment 5 may already be mostly there for you ) I have a rough estimate on these figures for different types of furniture that I would buy sort of a range but want to see your figures to see if I am in the ball park with everybody else or if it really differs in price where you are located... though with todays transportation I wouldn't imagine the prices needing to be much different other then the hand made factors. Thanks for your reply's. Analyzing the 5 categories In my eyes if one couldn't get all the furniture he needs the vital subset of the list in my opinon is 2 and 5 ... i.e a great big bed and the 5) -->eating/digesting/cleaning/climate control ...examples shower, sink ,tub , washer , dryer , oven ,dish washer, toilet , microwave , heating , air conditioning/central air, ...etc . "Those are essentially the only thing that effects a persons health in there houses anyway other then personal disgust of the interior look of the living quarters" not having 3) and 4) are more for cosmetics/the look not effecting the actual humans health or comfort. (just the items will be on the floor and you have to think what items you will need to store or place at this point anyway...probably only food appliances/books) not having 1) is only a minor in convince in my eyes since a bed can be used for a seat. Though normally a plastic chair and a cushion cost $40 or less so that is really not an issue at some level for having 1.