It’s been a while but now that things are settled, I’m going to start doing my monthly summaries again.

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

Location(s) Visited This Month

I ended up in Mexico City because I was job hunting and I wanted to be somewhere reasonably priced with reliable internet for interviews as well as easily accessible flights if I needed to get back to the US for a face-to-face. I don’t love it here as it’s generally too big for me but I have found some areas I really like and I have some friends here. So it’s nice to have people to hang out with regularly and be social. 🙂

Transportation – $32.19

Lodging – $279.11

Food & Entertainment – $351.17

Miscellaneous – $73.30

Monthly Total:  $735.77
Daily Average: $23.73

Average monthly spend: $735.77 ($264.23)**
Average daily spend: $23.73

* 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:

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