Locations: Telavi, Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]
On Friday, I took a bus from თელავი (Telavi) to თბილისი (Tbilisi): $2.54. It was cheaper than the same route going the other way!
Also on Friday, I took a taxi from the bus station to the new AirBnB: $1.90 when split between 2 people.
Friday evening, I went out and took the metro a few times: $0.54. As well as taking a taxi home: $4.35. This was a bit more expensive than normal as it was late and Yandex didn’t work so I had to negotiate with the driver. That typically means you get a worse rate. Always use an app when possible.
On Sunday, I took the metro twice: $0.36. I met up with some friends, and ended up getting free wine! Friends are awesome.
On Monday, I took the metro into town and back again: $0.18. It was quick enough that I was only charged once.
Because I left Telavi a day earlier than planned, I ended up paying for two AirBnBs that day. The new AirBnB in Tbilisi is running me $4.71 per day (for my portion; I have a roommate).
Between going out and buying initial groceries, this week was a little ‘expensive’ when it comes to food. The following weeks should be better.
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.
Pimsleur’s Russian: $0.69 per day.
On Sunday, my local phone plan was renewed: $0.40. It’s a pay-as-you-go plan that lets me call within Georgia, the US, and Canada for $0.01811 per minute. It’s surprising that I can get North America at those rates. The next cheapest country grouping (Ukraine, Russia, and CIS countries) is $0.07245 per minute.
So, this week is a bit on the ‘expensive’ side for Georgia. But it’s still pretty awesome. And for the month of August….
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While not the cheapest month ever, it’s pretty close. While not the cheapest month ever, it’s pretty close. მიყვარს საქართველო (I love Georgia)! See you all next week.