Financial Friday 151

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 151….

Transportation

Zero. Lockdowns tend to prevent spending in this area.

Accommodation

This month’s rent in an AirBnB comes out to $11.10 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 until Tuesday: $0.40 per day. On Wednesday, my subscription renewed at $0.39 per day.

On Saturday, I bought a computer game (Baulder’s Gate 3): $64.19. It’s a little expensive, but I figured I could use a treat.

Summary

Week 151
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000000
Lodging11.111.111.111.111.111.111.177.7
Food012.339.0507.2113.035.7147.33
Other5.1169.35.115.115.115.115.1199.96
Total16.2192.7325.2616.2123.4229.2421.92224.99

So it looks a bit high, but that’s mostly due to the video game (a one time expense). See you all next week….

Financial Friday 150

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 150….

Transportation

Zero. Lockdowns tend to cut down on this.

Accommodation

AirBnB for the month comes out to $11.10 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: $0.40 per day.

Summary

Week 150
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00000000
Lodging11.111.111.111.111.111.111.177.7
Food12.5522.153.63005.8610.3354.52
Other5.445.445.445.115.115.115.1136.76
Total29.0938.6920.1716.2116.2122.0726.54168.98

Nice. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 149

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 149….

Transportation

Public transportation was shutdown on Saturday. This leaves my only option for getting around the city as taxis. Fortunately, the price of these is pretty low (around $2 per ride). It’s considerably more than the metro, but still pretty cheap.

Accommodation

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I needed to fill a couple days before moving to a new AirBnB so the price went up considerably.

On Thursday, I started the new place: $11.10 per night. It’s more expensive than the previous rent, but now I have a whole 2 bedroom place to myself. I think it’s worth it.

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: $0.40 per day.

Unlimited mobile data: $0.31 per day.

On Friday, my limited mobile data plan was refreshed: $9.13. It probably seems silly have a plan that’s limited to 20G per month as well as an unlimited plan, but the limited data rolls over. So after I drop the unlimited plan, I’ll have a bunch of unused data.

Summary

Week 149
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel2.2702.120001.515.9
Lodging7.937.937.937.9315.0915.0911.173
Food27.525.295.494.82010.447.0260.58
Other14.575.445.445.445.445.445.4447.21
Total52.2918.6620.9818.1920.5330.9725.07186.69

So it’s been a bit of an expensive week. I blame a lot of it on going crazy on Friday in an attempt to get all my partying in before the government shut down bars and restaurants. And for November….

Nov 20
CategoryWeek 145Week 146Week 147Week 148Week 149Total
Travel2.795.010.454.594.3917.23
Lodging31.7255.5155.5155.5131.72229.97
Food39.0342.6525.9366.9543.12217.68
Other20.1235.2838.0838.4530.89162.82
Total93.66138.45119.97165.5110.12627.7

That’s pretty good. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 148

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 148….

Transportation

A few metro rides: $0.15 each. And a couple taxis on Saturday and Sunday at less than $2 each.

Accommodation

Base rent: $6.67 per day.

Internet: $0.31 per day.

Gas: $0.36 per day.

Electricity: $0.51 per day.

Water: $0.08 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: $0.40 per day.

Unlimited mobile data: $0.31 per day.

On Tuesday, my mobile’s base plan was renewed: $0.37.

Summary

Week 148
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel0.311.981.680.3100.3104.59
Lodging7.937.937.937.937.937.937.9355.51
Food9.4810.6820.8511.54010.24.266.95
Other5.445.445.445.445.815.445.4438.45
Total23.1626.0335.925.2213.7423.8817.57165.5

So, a little on the expensive side due to food. But I’ve got to get out there before the return of lockdowns. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 147

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 147….

Transportation

Due to the curfew, most bars and many restaurants are closed. This has meant my transportation costs have dropped significantly with only a few metro rides: $0.15 per ride.

Accommodation

Base rent: $6.67 per day.

Internet: $0.31 per day.

Gas: $0.36 per day.

Electricity: $0.51 per day.

Water: $0.08 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.

On Friday, I started renting a virtual gaming PC: $0.40 per day. This will let me ditch my current (heavy) laptop, and just have to carry around a small computer (and power supply) that can access the internet. Score one for making my backpack even lighter!

Summary

Week 147
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00.15000.3000.45
Lodging7.937.937.937.937.937.937.9355.51
Food9.412.956.4507.120025.93
Other5.445.445.445.445.445.445.4438.08
Total22.7816.4719.8213.3720.7913.3713.37119.97

So yeah, another week of lockdowns making my expenses low. All this staying at home isn’t much fun though…. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 146

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 146….

Transportation

On Monday, the Georgian government brought back a curfew between 2200 – 0500 in the 6 largest cities. This has limited my transportation costs to metro rides ($0.15 per ride) after that date. Over the weekend, I managed to get in a couple taxis at less than $2 per ride.

Accommodation

All the bills are in so now I can accurately report this.

Base rent: $6.67 per day.

Apartment internet: $0.31 per day.

Gas: $0.36 per day.

Electricity: $0.51 per day.

Water: $0.08 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.

Unlimited mobile data: $0.31 per day.

Summary

Week 146
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel2.330.31.9200.310.1505.01
Lodging7.937.937.937.937.937.937.9355.51
Food12.6710.928.8507.732.48042.65
Other5.045.045.045.045.045.045.0435.28
Total27.9724.1923.7412.9721.0115.612.97138.45

This is awesome! Lockdowns might suck for my mental health, but they’re great for my wallet. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 145

Week 145….

Transportation

I took a few metro rides at $0.16 each. The rest is taxis at less than $3 per ride.

Accommodation

For October, the total came out to $8.13 per day.

This month it’s:

Base rent: $6.67 per day.

Internet rough estimate: $0.31 per day.

Gas: $0.36 per day.

And I haven’t gotten the remaining bills yet.

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.

Unlimited mobile internet: last month was $0.30 per day; this month it’s $0.31 per day.

On Saturday, I bought 10 ping pong balls for beer pong at a Halloween party: $3.11.

Summary

Week 145
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel0.312.79000.312.170.315.89
Lodging8.138.137.447.447.447.447.4453.46
Food18.3815.68010.687.8211.838.773.09
Other5.038.145.035.035.035.035.0338.32
Total31.8534.7412.4723.1520.626.4721.48170.76

Not bad. Not great, but not bad. And for October….

Oct 20
CategoryWeek 140Week 141Week 142Week 143Week 144Week 145Total
Travel0.1611.548.521.561.713.126.59
Lodging8.1356.9156.9156.9156.9116.26252.03
Food9.0435.0891.6856.8660.4134.06287.13
Other11.0171.5435.2135.2159.7813.17225.92
Total28.34175.07192.32150.54178.8166.59791.67

Also not bad. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 144

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 144….

Transportation

All these costs were metro rides: $0.31 each.

Accommodation

Base rent: $6.45 /day

Internet: $0.30 /day

Gas: $0.83 /day

Electricity: $0.45 /day

Water: $0.08 /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.

On Friday, I bought some toothpaste and mouth wash: $4.57. Because clean teeth are important.

On Sunday, my mobile phone’s base plan was renewed: $0.34.

On Tuesday, I bought a couple Georgian books: $10.25. I’ll learn this language eventually….

On Wednesday, my mobile internet plan was renewed: $9.41.

Summary

Week 144
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00.3100.310.470.310.311.71
Lodging8.138.138.138.138.138.138.1356.91
Food1.4612.47011.2213.0210.5511.6960.41
Other9.65.035.375.0315.2814.445.0359.78
Total19.1925.9413.524.6936.933.4325.16178.81

So this week was a little more expensive. The next one should be better. See you then…..

Financial Friday 143

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 143….

Transportation

Thanks to the new regulation prohibiting bars and restaurants from staying open past 10 pm, I took zero taxis this week. I was able to use the metro to get around at a little over $0.15 per trip.

Accommodation

I don’t remember if this was included in last week, but the utility bill has been added to the cost of accommodation. That should be all the expenses for this month. The breakdown is gas ($26.28 which is expensive for Georgia in the fall), electricity ($14.25), water ($2.39). The total when added to rent and internet comes out to $8.13 per day. Which is still pretty good.

Other

I renewed my travel insurance this week. The new price is the same as the old one: $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.

Summary

Week 143
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel000.470.160.310.310.311.56
Lodging8.138.138.138.138.138.138.1356.91
Food04.9118.94.412.2515.4156.86
Other5.035.035.035.035.035.035.0335.21
Total13.1618.0624.6322.2217.8725.7228.88150.54

This is really good; even with the added housing costs. See you all next week….

Financial Friday 142

Location: Tbilisi [Republic of Georgia]

Week 142….

Transportation

There are a few metro rides ($0.16 per trip), and some taxi rides (under $2 per trip) in there. Getting around is so cheap….

Accommodation

This is $6.75 per night for this month.

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.

On Friday, I saw a deal for unlimited mobile data for a month: $0.30 per day. So of course, I had to grab it.

Summary

Week 142
CategoryFriSatSunMonTueWedThuTotal
Travel00.3103.931.760.472.058.52
Lodging6.756.756.756.756.756.756.7547.25
Food10.4416.04020.0118.629.616.9791.68
Other5.035.035.035.035.035.035.0335.21
Total22.2228.1311.7835.7232.1621.8530.8182.66

So yeah, another good week. See you all in the next one….