Financial Friday 98

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 98….


Most of this is metro trips at $0.18 each: Friday, 1; Monday, 4; Tuesday, 2; Thursday, 1. I’ve been using the metro a lot more since I don’t feel like walking in the ‘cold’ (in this case around 5 degrees Celsius).

On Saturday, a friend and I took a cable car: $0.91. It’s a little expensive, but it’s far easier than walking up a hill.


The AirBnB’s costing me $9.76 per night. It’s basically the same situation as in Greece, but at half the price. I have the place to myself.


This was a bit high, but not too terrible. The most expensive thing I did was hit up a bar. For dinner and 5ish drinks, it cost me $18.84. Not too bad for a night out.


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: $0.71 per day. Sadly, I haven’t used this much so I’ll probably drop it.

Password Manager: $0.16 per day.

On Saturday, some friends and I went out to play pool/billiards: $1.81. That’s 2 hours of play split 3 ways.

Also on Saturday, I had a ‘business’ meeting: $4.17. I got to talk with someone that’s done a lot of traveling, and has business connections. We discussed residency/citizenship options, possible investments, taxes, etc…. It was fantastic, and pretty cheap for 2 hours of discussion.

On Thursday, I took a ‘free’ Georgian class: $7.24. Some Mormons are in თბილისი (Tbilisi), and one of the services they provide are free English classes. I managed to convince them to help me with my ქარტული (Georgian). They don’t expect payment, but I thought I should give them something to show my appreciation. So I showed up with a bunch of ჩურჩხელა (Churchkhela). It’s a local dessert made of nuts covered in fruit juice paste. I know that probably doesn’t sound very appetizing, but it’s really pretty good.


Week 98

So yeah…. Not too bad. See you all next week….

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