Financial Friday 24

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Another week has passed already. It seems so short, and yet so long. But here we go….


On Friday, a friend and I went to a restaurant across town to watch a world cup game. He didn’t feel like walking and called a cab. 10 minutes and a lot of him speaking to us in Russian (which neither of us understand), we arrived for the price of $1.15. Not bad; not bad at all.


So this is easy. Rent for this month comes out to $5.48 per day. It’s even paid in US Dollars so I don’t even have to convert it.


Have I mentioned food here is cheap? It’s especially so since most days I’ve run down to a grocery store, and that’s constituted my ‘food’ spending for the day. On a related note, I’ve gotten a lot better at making oatmeal (porridge for UK types) taste good; learned how to not hard boil eggs; and have come up with the most delicious summer salad recipe ever invented. The produce here is so cheap, and mostly grown in people’s back yards or on real farms. I must eat all of it!


Way too expensive travel insurance: $8.64 per day.

This no WiFi thing is not fun at all. I had to top up my data on: Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. One of the days, my computer gobbled up 500MB downloading an update…arg! Blogger problems….

On Monday, I bought a pair of flip-flops: $4.11. The ones I’ve been using as shower shoes are getting pretty beat up, and I didn’t want to continue contributing to their wear and tear. Plus, they’re cheap.


Week 24
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Total
Travel 1.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.15
Lodging 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 39.69
Food 6.57 10.35 4.11 5.59 6.16 1.05 2.71 36.54
Other 23.64 23.64 8.64 12.75 23.64 23.64 8.64 124.59
Total 37.03 39.66 18.42 24.01 35.47 30.36 17.02 201.97

So, not quite as much as last week’s spending. It will go a lot lower when WiFi gets hooked up though. I could be saving so much money.

Until next week….

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