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7 Fun Hobbies and Their Costs/ How Much Does Your Hobby Cost You?

Now that the pandemic is finally over, we are returning to our everyday lives. However, that phase remains in our memories forever. Our lives had become so dull and mundane. Some people found hobbies that were new to them by giving way to exploring new things. Hobbies are enjoyable activities that help you relax. They put us at ease and fill our hearts with joy. We frequently overlook the fact that hobbies can be expensive. To ensure financial sustainability, we must stick to a budget. But that doesn't mean we should give up our hobbies. So, what now?

Well, don’t you worry. Here’s a whole list of hobbies classified according to their costs. You can find a hobby that suits your budget, and you’re ready!

  1. Walking, Cycling or Yoga

You don't have to join a gym to stay fit. Go for a walk around your neighbourhood or apartment complex instead. Seek out familiar routes in your area to reconnect with nature. You see, walking is priceless :p

If walking isn't your thing, pick up an inexpensive bike (new or secondhand) for less than $100 and ride it for a few miles. Better still, if you live in a major city, rent a bike for a few days to assess if it's a good idea to invest in the activity.

Another activity that might help you stay fit both mentally and physically is yoga. It is totally free and is beneficial for your health as well. You can try this out to see if it suits you.

Cost: nothing, or about Rs. 5000- Rs. 10000 for a bicycle

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  1. Music

Do you want to learn to play the piano? Guitar? Violin? Even after band class is done, you can still take up an instrument and learn. You don't need a private tutor unless you study better with a mentor. There are numerous lessons for amateurs available on the internet.

Shop around for an instrument or see if you can lend one from a pal to determine your level of commitment.

Cost: Rs. 5000 - 15000 for beginner musical instruments

  1. Fitness Clubs

Exercising is a decent sport and a good habit to cultivate. It will get you in great shape physically and mentally, which can bring a range of benefits.

You don't need a gym membership, but if you do, several offer low-cost monthly packages ranging from Rs. 1000 - Rs. 5000.

You can also purchase your own weights or learn how to perform bodyweight exercises. All you need for yoga is a mat. There are numerous free workouts on YouTube, and your phone most likely has a few fitness apps.

Many community sports clubs offer other kinds of sports games apart from gyms. If you are interested in swimming or table tennis or pool, it’s a good chance for you to try them out. 

Cost: Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5000 per month(gym and other sports club memberships)

  1. Baking & Cooking

Some people dislike spending time in the kitchen, but others enjoy when trying out different ingredients to create the perfect dish. The price is whatever you pay for the ingredients, and eating at home is usually less expensive than eating out.

One of the best advantages of cooking and baking is that there are so many recipes available online that you don't even need a cookbook. Recipes can be followed exactly or modified to suit your preferences. If you have a garden, you can even get your fresh ingredients for free.

Cost: The cost of eating in varies, but it is always less expensive than getting takeout.

  1. Learning & Expanding One’s Knowledge

You may not consider learning to be a hobby, yet the possibilities are limitless. You can decide to pick up a new language or a skill to employ at work. Perhaps you've always wanted to learn more about a particular subject. None of this requires formal education; you can chart your own course at your own pace. The quest for knowledge is worthwhile, and there are numerous free resources available online and at local bookstores to help you learn more. For instance, websites like MIT and Coursera provide free or inexpensive classes on a variety of subjects, including psychology, statistics, and the history of African art.

Cost: Free

  1. Writing 

You write a lot at school, but after you graduate, you might not want to do it anymore. However, spending part of your leisure time writing in any form has numerous advantages. Keeping a journal might help you keep your mind fresh and your emotions under control. Many people find maintaining a gratitude notebook to be an extremely beneficial exercise.

Writing poetry, a short story or even a novel may be an incredible creative adventure. It only takes a pen and paper, or software such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

Cost: Free

  1. Reading

Reading is a low-cost activity with numerous advantages. It forces you to concentrate on something meaningful, it can be an escape, and it might generate creativity or inspiration. You will almost certainly learn something new if you read nonfiction literature.

If you don't like flipping between pages, try audiobooks. Like podcasts, you can carry them around and listen to them while you're out for a stroll.

Borrow books from the library instead of buying them. Because many libraries have substantial digital collections, the chances of borrowing an audiobook or ebook are higher than ever. Many websites, such as Open Library, also provide free ebooks.

Cost: either free at your local library or Rs.500 - Rs.1000 for a new book/ library membership.

We hope you guys found something that fits perfectly with your interests and budget. And if not, ask your friends and family for suggestions. Do any of them have any intriguing hobbies that you'd like to learn more about? If you ask them, they could help you save money and lend you items or participate in their activities with them.

Good luck!

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