Financial Friday 138

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 138….

Transportation

I took the metro twice on Tuesday: $0.33.

Accommodation

Rent for the month is $8.33 per day.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.15 per day.

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Passport: $0.03 per day.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

Summary

Week 138
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000.33000.33
Lodging8.338.338.338.338.338.338.3358.31
Food6.515.412.39.731.977.464.2937.67
Other4.734.734.734.734.734.734.7333.11
Total19.5718.4715.3622.7915.3620.5217.35129.42

Nice! See you all next week….

Financial Friday 137

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 137….

Transportation

I took the metro around town a bit. At $0.16 per trip, it’s an amazing deal.

Accommodation

Rent for this month comes out to $8.33 per day.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.15 per day.

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

On Saturday, I was doing a lot of texting so I bought some extra SMSs: $0.49.

Summary

Week 137
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel0.320000.320.1600.8
Lodging8.338.338.338.338.338.338.3358.31
Food8.875.411309.371.95038.6
Other4.735.124.734.734.734.734.7333.5
Total22.2518.8626.0613.0622.7515.1713.06131.21

So, another great week for my wallet in Georgia. See you all in the next one….

Financial Friday 136

Locations: Borjomi, Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 136….

Transportation

On Tuesday, I left scenic ბორჯომი (Borjomi), and returned to თბილისი (Tbilisi). Trains weren’t running due to this little virus thing, so I took a small bus / large van: $2.27. This was a slightly longer than 2 hour journey. Getting around this country is so affordable!

Also on Tuesday, I took the Tbilisi metro a few times: $0.49. That’s for 3 trips. Again, super affordable.

Accommodation

Friday and Saturday finished out a pay period at the apartment in Borjomi: $13.17 per night. This includes 2 meals a day.

I paid a little extra for Sunday and Monday to show my appreciation for my host’s hospitality: $16.25 per night. They are awesome! If anyone’s going to be in Borjomi, and wants a recommendation, let me know.

On Tuesday, I started a month-long rental in Tbilisi: $8.33 per night. And this is considered expensive by local standards.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.15 per day.

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Passport: $0.03 per day.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

Summary

Week 136
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00002.76002.76
Lodging13.1713.1716.2516.258.338.338.3383.83
Food000015.669.59025.25
Other4.734.734.734.734.734.734.7333.11
Total17.917.920.9820.9831.4822.6513.06144.95

And for the month of August….

Aug 20
CategoryWeek 132Week 133Week 134Week 135Week 136Total
Travel000000
Lodging78.39191.0791.4258.84410.63
Food9.0721.4917.5822.62070.76
Other28.3833.1133.1133.1118.92146.63
Total115.75145.6141.76147.1577.76628.02

That’s pretty good. I don’t know why more people don’t move here. It’s cheap, the culture is amazing, the virus is contained…. Anyway, see you all next week….

Financial Friday 135

Location: Borjomi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 135….

Transportation

Zero.

Accommodation

For this week, it’s $13.06 per day.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.15 per day.

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Passport: $0.03 per day.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

Summary

Week 135
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000000
Lodging13.0613.0613.0613.0613.0613.0613.0691.42
Food8.1107.460007.0522.62
Other4.734.734.734.734.734.734.7333.11
Total25.917.7925.2517.7917.7917.7924.84147.15

So not bad…. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 134

Location: Borjomi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 134….

Transportation

Zero.

Accommodation

This week it’s $13.01 per day.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.15 per day.

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Passport: $0.03 per day.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

Summary

Week 134
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000000
Lodging13.0113.0113.0113.0113.0113.0113.0191.07
Food008.11009.47017.58
Other4.734.734.734.734.734.734.7333.11
Total17.7417.7425.8517.7417.7427.2117.74141.76

Another great week. See you in the next one….

Financial Friday 133

Location: Borjomi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 133….

Transportation

Zero!

Accommodation

For this week, it came out to an even $13 per day.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.15 per day.

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Passport: $0.03 per day.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

Summary

Week 133
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000000
Lodging1313131313131391
Food6.65006.65008.1921.49
Other4.734.734.734.734.734.734.7333.11
Total24.3817.7317.7324.3817.7317.7325.92145.6

Another sub $150 week; nice! See you all in the next one….

Financial Friday 132

Location: Batumi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 132….

Transportation

Zero!

Accommodation

The exchange rate shifted again so this comes to $13.05 per day.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.15

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Passport: $0.03 per day.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

Summary

Week 132
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000000
Lodging13.0513.0513.0513.0513.0513.0513.0591.35
Food6.92009.0700015.99
Other4.734.734.734.734.734.734.7333.11
Total24.717.7817.7826.8517.7817.7817.78140.45

So pretty good. And for last month….

Jul 20
CategoryWeek 127Week 128Week 129Week 130Week 131Week 132Total
Travel0000000
Lodging26.1491.9191.9191.3591.9813.05406.34
Food013.3513.8114.8813.46.9262.36
Other9.4633.11118.1933.1144.454.73243.05
Total35.6138.37223.91139.34149.8324.7711.75

A little high for Georgia, but still pretty good. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 131

Location: Borjomi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 131….

Transportation

Zero!

Accommodation

The exchange rate shifted so this went back up to $13.14 per day.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.15 per day.

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Passport: $0.03 per day.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

On Monday, my baseline local mobile plan was renewed: $0.36.

On Thursday, my local data plan was renewed: $9.98.

Summary

Week 131
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000000
Lodging13.1413.1413.1413.1413.1413.1413.1491.98
Food0003.42009.9813.4
Other4.734.734.736.094.734.7314.7144.45
Total17.8717.8717.8722.6517.8717.8737.83149.83

So another fantastic week. See you all in the next one….

Financial Friday 130

Location: Borjomi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 130….

Transportation

Zero!

Accommodation

The exchange rate shifted a bit so this week it’s a bit less than last: $13.05 per night.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.15 per day.

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Passport: $0.03 per day.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

Summary

Week 130
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000000
Lodging13.0513.0513.0513.0513.0513.0513.0591.35
Food008.030006.8514.88
Other4.734.734.734.734.734.734.7333.11
Total17.7817.7825.8117.7817.7817.7824.63139.34

Nice, it’s back under $150 for the week. See you all for the next one….

Financial Friday 129

Location: Borjomi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 129….

Transportation

Zero!

Accommodation

I discovered a miscommunication between my hosts and myself. I’m actually paying considerably more than I previously thought: $13.13 per day. However, considering most of my food bill is included in that, I’m not complaining. It’s still a great deal.

Other

Travel insurance: $3.15 per day.

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Passport: $0.03 per day.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

On Friday, I bought another computer game: Crusaider Kings III. It’s a pre-purchase including the first 3 expansions: $85.08. Pricey, I know….

Summary

Week 129
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000000
Lodging13.1313.1313.1313.1313.1313.1313.1391.91
Food5.05008.7600013.81
Other89.814.734.734.734.734.734.73118.19
Total107.9917.8617.8626.6217.8617.8617.86223.91

So most of the extra cost here was from the game. It’s still decent though. See you all next week….