Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Look into getting a cat from a shelter or rescue where it will or should come vet checked and spayed. You should save a bunch there, where as if you get a free kitten or brought one you would need to pay to have it fixed and vet checked.
As the above poster said cost really depends on how you want to care for your cat. A bag or food can run from a few dollars to well a lot more. But using a higher quality food will be cheaper in the long run.
Toys don't have to cost that much, they can even be made out of things you find around you house. Like a box with holes in it, a brown paper bag, and old sock. Its really all up to your imagination.
Vet bills are going to vary from place to place. Put some money aside every month in case of emergencies.Try finding a good vet before you get the cat/ kitten.