Financial Friday 72

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

It’s week 72 of travel, and I’m in the land of affordability. To demonstrate this….

Transportation

Zero. I’ve walked everywhere I need to go.

Accommodation

I extended my stay at the hostel I’m at this week. The price difference is due to currency fluctuations. It’s not a fancy hostel by any means, but it has everything I need so….

Food

There’s not much to say here. I’ve been mostly buying groceries though I have gone out once or twice.

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.

Pimsleur’s Russian: $0.69 per day.

On Saturday, I bought a game called This War of Mine: $5.34. It was on sale so of course I had to pick it up. I think I have a problem….

On Thursday, I finally got around to activating a data plan for my Georgian phone: $10.87. That’s for 20G. I’ve spent the last two weeks without mobile data, and I haven’t really missed it to be honest. At that rate though….

Summary

Week 72
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000000
Lodging3.773.773.773.773.623.623.6225.94
Food14.49012.7501.8111.214.3544.61
Other7.1112.457.117.117.117.1117.9865.98
Total25.3716.2223.6310.8812.5421.9425.95136.53

So yeah…. Clearly, my wallet loves this place as much as I do. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 71

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 71, and I’m in my favorite country. To demonstrate this….

Transportation

On Sunday, I took the metro to a friend’s going away party. There and back was $3.62.

Accommodation

The hostel is only $3.77 per night! I’m getting a deal, but there are also cheaper places I could stay. So…yeah, it’s super cheap.

Food

I’ve been too lazy to go out (it’s been pretty warm here) so the food expenses have been limited to buying groceries and cooking them. That makes it really cheap.

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.

Pimsleur’s Russian: $0.69 per day.

On Saturday, I bought a game called FTL: Faster Than Light: $10.69. It reminds me of video games in the 90s, but the game-play is pretty good.

Summary

Week 71
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel003.6200003.62
Lodging3.773.773.773.773.773.773.7726.39
Food15.743.53.621.816.70031.37
Other7.1117.87.117.117.117.117.1160.46
Total26.6225.0718.1212.6917.5810.8810.88121.84

So yeah…. We can instantly see that Georgia is far cheaper than where I was before. This is one of the factors that make this my favorite country so far. We also said goodbye to the month of May so….

May 19
CategoryWeek 66Week 67Week 68Week 69Week 70Week 71Total
Travel08.2132.1260.5846.760147.67
Lodging28.7882.4770.977.4195.263.77358.59
Food8.3245.5437.7337.9555.1215.74200.4
Other44.2672.7171.7175.4950.97.11322.18
Total81.36208.93212.46251.43248.0426.621028.84

That’s not too bad. I blame the need to get back to Georgia on short notice for taking me above the one thousand dollar mark. But I’m here now so the next month or two should be amazing. See you all next week….