August was more expensive than it should have been given I spent most of the month in a cheap location. But that first 1/3 of the month in Ireland was a killer! I also joined a coworking space which is not something I typically do. But, I wanted to check it out as a potential investment and join the social activities.

This summary covers nomad living expenses for 1-31 August 2018.

Location(s) Visited This Month

  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Sandycove, Ireland
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Bansko, Bulgaria

Transportation – $244.79

  • This covered planes, trains, buses, etc between and within all of the above locations.

Lodging – $276.32

  • I did have a few days house sitting, but I also had a mix of hostels, hotels, and apartment time
  • Breakdown *

Food & Entertainment – $477.84

  • Lots of eating out while I was in Ireland, and I enjoyed every minute of it!

Miscellaneous – $167.94

  • This covers a new cell plan, coworking space, and cash removed from the ATM that was spent on a variety of costs (mostly food and buses) I didn’t want to really track.

Monthly Total:  $1166.89
Daily Average: $37.64

Average monthly spend: $983.48 ($16.52)**
Average daily spend: $32.38

* When I published my summary in 2015 I had more than one person accuse me of always Couch Surfing or always staying in 30+ person dorms in order to keep my costs low. So this year I’m tracking my lodging type as an extra data point.

** My average monthly spending target is $1k/mo. This number is the average for the months I’ve been working remotely since January 2018.  The amount in parentheses is the amount I’m over or under my goal.

At reader request, I’m adding a link to a google doc with all of the monthly data at a glance: