Financial Friday 41

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 41….

Transportation

Friday, Monday and Thursday are metro trips at $0.19 per trip.

On Sunday, I stayed out until the morning, and ended up taking a taxi home. The driver charged me 50% more than what the most expensive fare should have been (which is itself twice what a normal fare is). So I basically paid 3 times a normal rate. I was very annoyed.

Accommodation

The rate for this month is $5.67.

Food

I was actually pretty surprised. With all the debauchery on Sunday night, I figured I would have spent a lot more. What can I say? Georgia is cheap.

Other

Travel insurance: $8.64 per day.

VPN service: $0.13 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

On Monday, my local phone carrier renewed my pay-as-you-go plan: $0.50.

Also on Monday, I forgot to pay the balance on one of my travel cards, and was slapped with a late fee of $25. Ouch! I need to set a reminder or something so that doesn’t happen again.

On Tuesday, I topped up my data for my local carrier: $11.64 for 15G of data. I’m not complaining….

On Wednesday, had a few bank statements printed: $1.49. More on that when I write part 2 of Banking in Georgia.

Summary

Week 41
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Total
Travel 0.19 0 2.61 0.19 0 0 0.37 3.36
Lodging 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 39.69
Food 8.08 3.69 12.04 8.58 8.58 5.06 3.62 49.65
Other 9.1 9.1 9.1 34.6 20.74 10.59 9.1 102.33
Total 23.04 18.46 29.42 49.04 34.99 21.32 18.76 195.03

So it wasn’t terrible, but it also wasn’t fantastic. I blame my own stupidity for forgetting my credit cards have payment dates. Next week should be better. Until then….

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