Financial Friday 141

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 141….


I took a few metro trips throughout the week at $0.16 per ride.

On Wednesday, I added a taxi ride to a metro trip: $1.88.

On Thursday, I took a couple taxis: $1.63, $6.93. The second one is ridiculous, and 3 times as much as it should have cost. I’m disputing it with the cab company, but even so, it’s still a hell of a lot cheaper than any Western country. Even when I get ripped off, I’m winning.


My current bill doesn’t include utilities. This week, the internet bill came in and I added it to the rest. So the per day amount is more than last week: $6.75. And that’s still a steal.

Also on Saturday, I had copies made of the keys to my new place: $7.85. That’s for a copy of 3 separate keys. Exterior doors have a lot of locks here.


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 Tuesday, I had a copy of my passport printed: $0.05. So now, if I lose it, I’ll have something to show the embassy. Always keep copies of important documents in case something happens to the original.

Also on Tuesday, I bought a pair of ear buds: $4.71. My old ones are on the verge of death, and I want to maintain my ability to listen to things without disturbing those around me.

On Thursday, I bought a kettle: $7.84. It’s a nice one with a wooden handle, and it whistles when the water’s ready. I’d been boiling water in pans, but they have a bad tendency of boiling over and putting out the gas flames when left unattended. We can’t have a bunch of gas building up in the house.

On Thursday, I also got me teeth cleaned: $31.38. This is pretty cheap (by Western standards), and now I can run my tongue over them and not feel disgusted. I really should take better care of my teeth between cleanings….


Week 141

So, another decent week even with all the occasional bills hitting. I love this country!

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