Financial Friday 126

Location: Borjomi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 126….


On Wednesday, I took a day trip to ვარძია (Vardzia), and a few places on the way: $55.56. That’s the cost of hiring a private driver for half a day, driving over 250km, and waiting on us to look around. That’s also me paying the whole fare; if anyone else that was willing to pay (with money) came along, it would be split with them. Considering what we got, I’d call that a pretty good deal.


I’m still with my hosts in ბორჯომი (Borjomi): $9.80 per day. This includes 2-3 meals per day as well as informal Georgian lessons. It’s amazing!


Travel insurance: $3.15 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 Wednesday, we went to the Vardzia historical site: $7.19. Adult tickets are normally $4.90, but now (due to fewer tourists) it’s half price. I paid for 3 adults and a child. Considering my companions brought food with us, I thought it only fair to compensate them. Also, they’re Georgians, and could really use some subsidies.


Week 126

So this week ended up not being super cheap due to the trip. Sometimes you have to be a tourist. See you all next week….

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