Back on the road this month so expenses were higher. Also while I shared an amazing apartment in Romania with a friend which made things cheaper, I socialized and ate out a lot which increased my spending quite a bit.
This summary covers nomad living expenses for 1-30 June 2018.
Location(s) Visited This Month
- Hannover, Germany (h)
- Dortmund, Germany
- Timisoara, Romania (New Country!)
- Sibiu, Romania
- Helsingborg, Sweden (h)
Transportation – $179.89
- This covers flights and trains between all of the locations as well as local transport in the cities.
Lodging – $516.37
- I spent a few days house sitting, but most of my time was in an AirBnB. And I actually paid for a week that I didn’t use because I had to leave early.
- Breakdown *
Food & Entertainment – $417.74
- I was being a lot more social so I ate out quite a bit and there was lots of working in coffee shops which adds up. I also bought dinner for a friend and I the first night in Sweden, which cost $50 which is nuts and why it’ll be my only meal out while I’m in Sweden.
Miscellaneous – $135.79
- This is higher than normal as I had to pay for quite a few things with cash. Much of this went to food and lodging, but not all.
Monthly Total: $1249.79
Daily Average: $41.66
Average monthly spend: $1048.11 ($48.11)**
Average daily spend: $34.74
* 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: