Financial Friday 44

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 44….

Transportation

All travel costs this week were via metro: $0.19 per trip. It’s super convenient.

Accommodation

Rent for the month comes out to $5.67 per day.

Food

Nothing exciting happened here this week. Between grocery runs, and occasionally eating out, costs are pretty low.

Other

Travel insurance: $8.64 per day.

VPN: $0.13 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

On Monday, I did some online shopping: $66.12. Most things can be found anywhere in the world, and are generally cheaper than in the West. However, there are a few rare items that are difficult to find. Among these are collapsible water bottles (I can find normal water bottles easily enough, but I want a ‘fancy’ one); waterproofing spray (so I can spray a shitty looking jacket; a good part of theft deterrence is to look like you don’t own anything worth stealing); a collapsible backpack (this was an impulse purchase, because it just looked awesome, and I can compress it down when not in use); and a few specialty carabiners (these are sooo useful; you can use them to clip things onto your baggage or person, keep keys together, they’re just all around nice to have). Yes, I paid Western prices, and getting them shipped out to me won’t be cheap either, but certain products need to be top of the line (or just the way you want them); particularly when you own almost no physical objects. Any experienced traveler will tell you that one of the best things to do is travel light! It’s far cheaper and easier to manage when all you have is a carry-on bag.

Summary

Week 44                
  Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Total
Travel 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.38 0.19 0.38 0 1.52
Lodging 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 5.67 39.69
Food 0 6.7 6.42 11.97 5.66 8.6 0 39.35
Other 9.1 9.1 9.1 75.22 9.1 9.1 9.1 129.82
Total 14.96 21.66 21.38 93.24 20.62 23.75 14.77 210.38

So this was a little more than last week, but that’s primarily due to the Cyber Monday shopping. See you all next week….

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