Financial Friday 168

Location: Borjomi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 168….

Transportation

On Monday, I took a taxi from downtown ბორჯომი (Borjomi) to the place I’m staying which is about 2 km away: $1.76. I had a bunch of groceries, and walking didn’t sound like fun.

Accommodation

For this month, it comes out to $10 per day.

Other

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.

Shadow: $0.43 per day.

On Tuesday, I bought another 5 day unlimited mobile data plan: $1.17.

Summary

Week 168
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel0001.760001.76
Lodging1010101010101070
Food00027.5600027.56
Other5.165.165.165.166.335.165.1637.29
Total15.1615.1615.1644.4816.3315.1615.16136.61

So another cheap week thanks to a greatly reduced food bill. That’s what happens when you only eat groceries; and the groceries here are even cheaper than in Tbilisi! See you all next week….

Financial Friday 167

Locations: Tbilisi, Borjomi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 167….

Transportation

On Friday, I took the metro twice: $0.29

On Sunday, I traveled to ბორჯომი (Borjomi): $1.46 for a 2 hour bus ride. And I took a taxi from the city to the apartment I’m renting that’s in the woods: $1.76.

Accommodation

I managed to rent a place for $300 per month. So for April, it comes out to $10 per day.

Other

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.

Shadow: $0.43 per day.

On Saturday and Thursday, I paid for unlimited mobile data: $1.17 each.

Summary

Week 167
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel0.2903.2200003.51
Lodging00101010101050
Food7.2210.1320.61001.76039.72
Other5.166.335.285.165.165.166.3338.58
Total12.6716.4639.1115.1615.1616.9216.33131.81

So this is a little more accurate. As you can see, my food bill is far cheaper out here. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 166

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Apologies for getting this one out late. The last few days have been pretty busy….

Transportation

I took a few metro rides at $0.15 each.

Accommodation

I stayed with a friend sporadically: $5 per day. His place is much more comfortable than the house I bought. I still haven’t figured out how to price that….

Other

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.

Shadow: $0.43 per day.

On Saturday, I bought a 30G thumb drive: $9.04.

On Monday, I renewed my unlimited mobile data plan for another 5 days: $1.20.

Summary

Week 166
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel0.30.300.150000.75
Lodging505555025
Food10.2410.919.0409.0416.5712.4168.21
Other5.1614.25.166.365.165.165.1646.36
Total20.725.4119.211.5119.226.7317.57140.32

So, not bad. Add $10 if you want to see the equivalent of staying in a hostel all week. And for the month…

Mar 20
CategoryWeek 162Week 163Week 164Week 165Week 166Total
Travel1.796.513.161.050.7513.26
Lodging37.1335353525167.13
Food26.7768.972.5879.955.8303.95
Other20.5645.0744.04488.9141.2639.78
Total86.25155.48154.78604.86122.751124.12

That’s a bit high, but I blame the extra $400+ for a computer. Without that, it’s also pretty good. See you all next week; hopefully, on Friday this time….