Financial Friday 108

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 108….

Transportation

On Thursday, I took the metro to go cloths shopping: $0.17.

Accommodation

Rent for the month is $10.34. It’s not the greatest rate, but I have myself to blame.

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 bought a new pair of jeans: $19.10. It’s interesting, length wasn’t important. The vendor just ensured the waste was correct, then went to a seamstress to have the length adjusted. So for half tailor-made jeans, I spent less than $20!

Summary

Week 108
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel0000000.170.17
Lodging10.3410.3410.3410.3410.3410.3410.3472.38
Food2.86023.95.54012.1510.0754.52
Other6.616.616.616.616.616.6125.7165.37
Total19.8116.9540.8522.4916.9529.146.29192.44

So yeah….this turned out better than I thought it would. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 107

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 107….

Transportation

There’s just a cab ride on here: $1.18. It was late, and cold outside so I got it to stay warm.

Accommodation

So through Sunday, I was on the weekly AirBnB rate: $13.39 per night.

On Monday, I negotiated a monthly rate with the AirBnB host: $300 total or $10.34 per night. In hindsight, I should have gone through the app for two reasons. 1) the host just took the weekly rate and multiplied by 4. While AirBnB did offer a weekly rate discount, it offered a much higher additional discount for monthly bookings. 2) February is a short month. In the app, I could have put in 30-31 days and gotten the same rate rather than being limited to this leap year’s 29. Live and learn….

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 Friday, I bought a video game pack: $38.50. It included Master of Orion 1 + 2, and the one simply called Master of Orion. I have a problem….

Also on Friday, my local carrier was running a sale on data packages which I grabbed: $3.47.

On Monday, a friend was trying to make a ‘normal’ phone call with my phone (I usually use an app that just uses data). So I bought some minutes to be nice: $3.47.

Summary

Week 107
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel001.1800001.18
Lodging13.3913.3913.3910.3410.3410.3410.3481.53
Food2.279.719.934.9712.2320.25059.36
Other48.586.6111.086.616.616.616.6192.71
Total64.2429.7135.5821.9229.1837.216.95234.78

So…a little on the expensive side, but not horrible. See you all next week.

Financial Friday 106

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 106….

Transportation

On Saturday, I took the metro once: $0.18. And a taxi, because the metro lines were closed when I wanted to go home: $1.44.

Accommodation

The old AirBnB was $9.26 per night.

On Monday, I moved to a new AirBnB. The price is a little higher since I only booked a week to see if I liked it: $13.39 per night. Note that AirBnBs get much cheaper when booking a week, month or longer. In this case, the weekly discount isn’t as large as the monthly, and the fixed costs (cleaning, etc.) are a much larger percentage of the overall charge.

Food

Nothing too interesting going on here….

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 Friday, my local carrier was running a special: $1.75. For that, I got 5G of data.

On Saturday, my local carrier’s data plan renewed: $10.65. That’s for 20G of data, and rolling over whatever I hadn’t used the previous month.

Summary

Week 106
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel01.62000001.62
Lodging9.269.269.2613.3913.3913.3913.3981.34
Food3.9415.06018.0615.0612.49064.61
Other8.3617.266.616.616.616.616.6158.67
Total21.5643.215.8738.0635.0632.4920206.24

So that’s a little higher due to higher lodging costs. It’s still pretty good though.

And for the first month of the new year….

Jan 20
CategoryWeek 101Week 102Week 103Week 104Week 105Week 106Total
Travel00.724.344.24.1013.36
Lodging19.5264.8264.8264.8264.829.26288.06
Food6.5660.9491.6974.7649.33.94287.19
Other24.2355.4955.3348.7151.268.36243.38
Total50.31181.97216.18192.49169.4821.56831.99

Not bad…not bad at all. See you all next week.