Financial Friday 98

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 98….

Transportation

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.

Accommodation

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.

Food

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.

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: $0.71 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.

Summary

Week 98
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel0.81.3600.720.360.360.183.78
Lodging9.769.769.769.769.769.769.7668.32
Food12.495.83.6218.8218.841.599.270.36
Other7.3213.37.327.327.327.3214.5664.46
Total30.3730.2220.736.6236.2819.0333.7206.92

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

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