Living like a Real Housewife might not be on everyone's to-do list, but it certainly is fun to think about. I am a super fan of most RH franchises (hard pass on Potomac). I know these ladies and their lifestyles. I know their routines.
Their lives: crazy. But also fascinating. These ladies do not live like normal people and sometimes I watch the show, simply astounded by how much money they churn through. So, I had to find out — how much does it actually cost to live like a Real Housewife?
I broke down a day in the life of Kyle Richards, Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, to see exactly how much her life costs:
7 a.m.: Get your sweat on at SoulCycle ($39).
Classes at this cult-like spin studio cost $39 each. INSANITY.
7:45a.m.: Get glowing with a spray tan ($39).
Chances are, Kyle may have a package at Beverly Hills salon Sugared + Bronze, but the standard price for one session is $39.
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9 a.m.: Private yoga instruction in your home studio ($150).
Because, yes, Kyle Richards will sometimes work out TWICE in one day.
Morning total: $228
12 p.m.: Meet friends for lunch/screaming match at Villa Blanca (about $50).
Lunch at this Lisa Vanderpump-owned establishment isn't quite a bargain. If you got a walnut-crusted salmon salad ($22) and a champagne cocktail ($14), you're looking at about a $50 bill with tax and tip.
2 p.m.: Shopping on Rodeo drive ($1,835).
We wouldn't hold it past Kyle to buy YET ANOTHER Balenciaga City bag — she has 14 already, so why not go for a solid 15? And they cost nearly two grand each.
3 p.m.: Nannies shuttle kids to and from sports and lessons ($150/day).
Afternoon total: $2,035 Day's total so far: $2,263
6 p.m.: Get some juice delivery for dinner ($17).
Let's say Kyle orders an apple ginger tumeric juice from Beverly Hills Juice — base cost is $10 plus a Postmates delivery fee.
7 p.m.: Bring in a pro for full hair and makeup ($200).
Literally every time she goes out, she gets her face professionally done up. Damn.
8 p.m.: A chauffeured car arrives to bring her to a charity event ($300).
Round trip for an exclusive car service in Beverly Hills? You're looking at about $300.
11:05 p.m.: Back from charity event (or, um, more likely, a screaming match), she makes a quick call to her therapist ($150).
Chances are, if you live in Beverly Hills, you've got a therapist who doesn't take your insurance, and you don't even really care about that anyhow. So a call at 11 p.m. to your fancy concierge therapist? Gonna cost you.
Evening total: $667
Day's total: $2,930
This day is a bargain compared to days when Kyle goes shopping in Dubai or spends $1,400 hooked up to a fat freezing machine. Reality stars, they're just like us!