Financial Friday 30

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 30 here we go….

Transportation

On Monday, I took the metro twice to go to English club: $0.41 for there and back. I don’t need any help improving my English, but it was a chance to meet some people that do. Most of the people were cool, and I made a few friends to mission accomplished.

On Thursday, I took the metro twice again: $0.41. This time for Spanish club. I was a bit worried since my Spanish sucks, but it turns out it was unnecessary. I spent most of the time speaking English as all the native Spanish speakers hung out with themselves. I did get to meet some people though, and made a few new friends so mission sort-of accomplished?

Accommodation

Nothing new here. Monthly room rental comes out to $5.48 per day for this month. There were a couple that had a bad habit of not cleaning up after themselves very well that left today. Hopefully, that means we won’t need to have the cleaning lady drop by as often. I’m crossing my fingers….

Food

This has been almost all groceries. I’ve managed to make a ‘friend’ (sort of) of one of the vendors at a produce stand that’s a block away from the house. Yesterday, she was helping me with a few Georgian words. I was pretty happy about that as I’m finding it difficult to integrate. It’s probably just me….

Other

Travel insurance: $8.64 per day.

VPN service: $0.13 per day.

On Friday, I topped up my data on my local phone bill: $12.80 for 15G of data. It’s so much cheaper than my ‘travel’ carrier!

On Wednesday, I couldn’t help myself and bought a book: $5.34. It’s called Forever Nomad: The Ultimate Guide to World Travel, From a Weekend to a Lifetime. Maybe the author knows a few cool tricks I haven’t discovered. Also, it was on sale so…. Thanks e-reader technology; without you I wouldn’t be able to get all these books. There’s no room in my backpack for a bunch of physical books.

Summary

Week 30
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Total
Travel 0 0 0 0.41 0 0 0.41 0.82
Lodging 5.48 5.48 5.48 5.48 5.48 5.48 5.48 38.36
Food 0 0.61 3.04 5.59 1.02 2.77 2.41 15.44
Other 21.57 8.77 8.77 8.77 8.77 14.11 8.77 79.53
Total 27.05 14.86 17.29 20.25 15.27 22.36 17.07 134.15

This has been the cheapest week yet! I guess it helps when you don’t ‘do’ much, but still…. My wallet is very happy. Now if I could just get WiFi at the house…but that’s a topic for another time.

See you all next week.

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