We adopted Zeus and Zoe from Feral Friends and spent $150, which included their first shots, first vet visit and from them to be fixed when they reached the right age. They are indoor cats, so I don't have to worry about any cat fights or extra trips to the vet. On their last visit to the vet, I spent nearly $200 on shots, visit, and lab(to ck for worms). Shots are usually once a year...so it's really not that bad. I spend about $20-25/mo in cat food and kitty litter. Our pet deposit was $400, which we are paying out...last one is next month!! I don't worry about losing that...my babies are litter trained, and if they puke....they are guided off of the carpet!
I spent about $6 for a kitty scratch box filled with catnip and they LOVE that. It came with extra catnip and I "refresh" it every two weeks.
We were going to get only one, but after thinking about all of the time we're not home, because of work & school, we opted for two...brother & sister! I think it's better that way because they're never alone.
Move before last, :chuckle, we looked at this one place that wanted to charge pet RENT...$10/mo per pet. I called that office and read the the riot act. First of all, the pet deposit was about $600, then they wanted pet rent on top of that!?!?! Oh no! I told the lady my cats are my children, and unless they start charging extra rent for kids, they were not getting anything extra from us. She waived the pet rent. After all was said and done, we chose a different complex. :chuckle