Financial Friday 93

Locations: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia], Thessaloniki [Greece]

Week 93….

Transportation

On Saturday, I traveled from თბილისი (Tbilisi) to Θεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloniki). It started with a bus from Georgia’s capital to the airport near კუთაისი (Kutaisi): $7.24.

Then, the flight (including printing the boarding pass for $0.10) came to $50.39.

And finally I took a bus from the Thessaloniki airport into town: $2.24.

Accommodation

Friday night was spent splitting an AirBnB in Tbilisi so the rate is really good: $5.37.

From Saturday on, I’m renting an apartment by myself. I haven’t paid yet, but I estimate the cost will be around $18.50 per night. I instantly miss cheaper countries….

Food

Food costs in Greece don’t involve any going out. The initial cost of groceries is just that much more expensive. I expect the cost to come down a little next week since many of the purchases will carry over; we’ll see.

Other

Travel insurance: $5.03 per day.

VPN: $0.26 per day.

Amazon Prime: $0.33 per day.

This blog: $0.31 per day.

Skype: $0.08 per day.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: $0.41 per day.

Passport: $0.03 per day.

Pimsleur’s Russian: $0.69 per day.

Password Manager: $0.16 per day.

On Saturday, I bought data for my ‘travel’ SIM: $20.00. That bought me 1G of data. All that time in Georgia spoiled me. I’m used to getting 20x that much data for less.

Summary

Week 93
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel059.870000059.87
Lodging5.3718.518.518.518.518.518.5116.37
Food9.7838.42034.1612.140094.5
Other7.327.37.37.37.37.37.371.1
Total22.45144.0925.859.9637.9425.825.8341.84

So…ouch! Although, that is still an average of less than $50 per day so I guess it’s not the end of the world. See you all next week….

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