Well I finished this game yesterday (I played in private).
It's been very instructive. I found it harder and harder to spend the money! It's also been useful for helping me to identify personal priorities which cause me discomfort and looking at those feelings.
I think it is worth playing this game at this level to clear the 'low level' stuff away. If I started playing the £1m game, then all this would be done on day 1 and still half a million to spend!
I think I will take all this now as a 'given' and maybe up the game to £100000 rather than £1m for the next month! I think £10000 would be as annoying as this one got towards the end, but not sure my brain is ready to spend £1m a day yet!
Anyway, here's my summary.
Total of £465000 'spent'.
Fixing things up - eg paying off debt (excl mortgage), getting electrics etc at home repaired, getting kitties excellent health checks etc = £36471.60
Paying off mortgage = £157000
Donations and gifts = £44950 (family, friends, charities)
Loans = £27600 (personal plus microloan villagers entrepreneurs scheme)
Stuff = £147578.40 (new computer, clothes, property etc - basically stuff I don't need)
Luxury operating costs = £1400 (= hiring a cleaner a couple of times, taking a taxi for a week to somewhere I have to go instead of the public bus, taking friends out to a good restaurant)
Antarctic Cruise = £50000 - This is something I always wanted to do and have got in my mind to do when my beloved kitties - now 15.5 years old - shuffle off this mortal coil. Last time I looked, a few years ago, you could do one for about £8000 - nearly flipped when I saw this BUT I should say I plan to pay for a friend to come with me and that's included! Am planning to go luxury and also stop off various islands etc along the way as probably the one and only time I would go to the South Americas.
Talk about guilt feelings when 47% of Egyptians live on under $1 a day. It's amazing how real those guilt feelings are even though I know this is just a game and I haven't really spent all that money!