Financial Friday 101

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Happy New Year! Let’s see what my wallet thought about year two of full time travel. But first, let’s recap this week….

Transportation

On Monday, I took the metro a couple times: $0.36.

On Tuesday, I took the metro once: $0.18. And (after a night of partying) broke down and took a taxi home: $4.06. This is double the normal cab rate due to increased demand. Still, I think this rate is hard to match in other locations.

Accommodation

Staying alone in an AirBnB for a month comes out to $9.76 per night. Not too shabby….

Food

This is a little higher than normal due to going out on Monday and Tuesday. Because…new years.

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.

Password manager: $0.16 per day.

On Thursday, I topped up my mobile data: $11.01. That’s for 20G of data.

Summary

Week 101
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel0000.364.24004.6
Lodging9.769.769.769.769.769.769.7668.32
Food06.27019.9719.5606.5652.36
Other6.616.616.616.976.616.6117.6257.64
Total16.3722.6416.3737.0640.1716.3733.94182.92

A little on the expensive side for a week in Georgia, but still pretty good. And for the month….

Dec 19
CategoryWeek 97Week 98Week 99Week 100Week 101Total
Travel28.123.780.180.184.636.86
Lodging52.3168.3234.1648.848.8252.39
Food58.5870.3660.2261.2145.8296.17
Other129.1464.4651.346.2733.41324.58
Total268.15206.92145.86156.46132.61910

Weird…it came out to an exact dollar amount….

And for the big reveal: my total expenses for 2019 came to $10,496.72! And that’s just me spending money normally. There are ways I could have severely reduced that. So the next time any of you hear a ‘Westerner’ complain about not being able to travel, show them this. It’s completely possible.

See you all next week….

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