Financial Friday 38

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 38 here we go.

Transportation

On every day except Saturday and Thursday, I took the metro once: $0.19. Or at least it counted as once. On Wednesday, I hopped on and off 3 times, but they were all close enough to each other that it only counted as once. I love the metro here.

On Sunday, some friends an I took a cab to a friend’s barbecue: $0.84.

Accommodation

The rent for this month comes out to $5.48 per day.

On Tuesday, I paid the combined utility bill (electricity, water, and pipe cleaning): $5.76 was my portion for last month. It’s gotten much lower now that we don’t have to run the air conditioner.

Food

Other than going a little overboard on Friday, this was pretty simple. I mostly bought groceries, and cooked myself. Lately, I’ve been trying to limit the amount of carbs I eat which is rather challenging in a country that lives off bread and cheese. I’ve been mostly successful.

Other

Travel insurance: $8.64 per day.

VPN service: $0.13 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

On Friday, I topped up my data on my travel carrier: $15.00.

On Saturday, a book I pre-ordered came out: $10.69. It’s called Where is She: Travel to Trauma. Though it’s written by a traveler and that’s how it came to my attention, it’s about something that can and does happen globally.

On Monday, I topped up my data with my local carrier: $5.83.

On Wednesday, I got my teeth cleaned: $30.71. While this is significantly more expensive than last time, it’s still so much cheaper than what I would pay in the US. And I love the feeling of clean teeth.

Summary

Week 38
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Total
Travel 0.19 0 1.03 0.19 0.19 0.19 0 1.79
Lodging 5.48 5.48 5.48 5.48 11.24 5.48 5.48 44.12
Food 15.25 2.38 5.18 3.07 4.86 3.45 0 34.19
Other 14.1 19.79 9.1 14.93 9.1 39.81 9.1 115.93
Total 35.02 27.65 20.79 23.67 25.39 48.93 14.58 196.03

So yeah…still under $200 this week. So…winning! See you all next week.

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