These are my ACTUAL expenses related to Flying. When I started flying I couldn't find very good information out there so I thought I would put my expenses on the web for people interested in flying so you can see what the actual costs are.
As you can see there are a few expenses that are not absolutely needed (Headset.. at least that expensive of one, Flight Sim - Not needed but it helped me a LOT when flying, etc.)
DSMFC = Des Moines Flying Club - Membership Fee's
Sportys = Great source for Aviation Equipment
Everything Related to Aviation (Headset, Airport Access, Club Fees, Fuel, Plane, Instructor, Tests, etc.) : $13,559.92
Airplane Rental: $4,157.50
Airplane Fuel: $3,078.69
Avg Cost Per Hour (Instructor + Airplane + Fuel / 57.50 Flight Hours) - $172.94