Financial Friday 31

Locations: Tbilisi, Mtskheta [Republic of Georgia]

This week, I discovered the ultimate hack: get someone else to pay for everything. It was made possible by virtue of my being a native English speaker (and a little luck). More on this later….


On Monday, I took the metro to English club: $0.20. I’d started going the previous week to meet people, and that day it paid off. I met a Georgian who wants to improve his English, and we’ve been getting along well ever since. As demonstrated by….

On Wednesday evening, I went to მცხეთა (Mtskheta). We took my newfound friend’s car, and it cost me nothing! He’s been showing me around a few places, and describing everything in English. I correct him when he makes mistakes, and he’s been showering me with gifts. I’ve told him a few times he’s taking it a bit over the top, but he won’t listen.


This is pretty boring by now. The daily rate to rent a room in the house is $5.48 for this month.


I’ve made a few trips to the grocery store, but far fewer than normal thanks to my new student. He’s taken me out to dinner a few times, and even cooked once or twice. Like I said, over the top….


Travel insurance: $8.64 per day.

VPN service: $0.13 per day.

Strangely, nothing else came up this week. There’s usually something….


Week 31
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Total
Travel 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0.2
Lodging 5.48 5.48 5.48 5.48 5.48 5.48 5.48 38.36
Food 1.98 4.34 0 0 0 3.99 0 10.31
Other 8.77 8.77 8.77 8.77 8.77 8.77 8.77 61.39
Total 16.23 18.59 14.25 14.45 14.25 18.24 14.25 110.26

So yeah…. It’s been a super cheap week. Is English your native language? Do you enjoy teaching? I know I do. It’s fun to see my new student’s progress. There are ways to get jobs teaching where they’ll even pay for your accommodation and give you a small salary too.

See you all next week….

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