Unless you want to spend most of your budget on take out, and you want to stuff your family with unhealthy nitrates (or, is it nitrites?), then you won’t need to buy yourself a kitchen stove or gas range. Otherwise, this is clearly a cooking essential which all homes must have.
When buying a cooking range, choose a convection oven, as this cooks foods faster than a conventional oven, because it forces heat to circulate around the food being cooked.
Instead of coil burners, go for smooth top ranges, as these are easier to clean. All it takes is a quick wipe with a damp cloth after each use.