This month was super expensive. I re-positioned to Europe and splurged on Premium class for my flight. Plus lots of moving around within the UK added to the cost. There’s nothing cheap about the UK.
This summary covers nomad living expenses for 1-31 March 2018.
Location(s) Visited This Month
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Valparaiso, IN, USA (f)
- Washington, DC, USA (f)
- London, UK
- Sevenoaks, UK (h)
- Bakewell, UK (f)
- Cambridge, UK (h)
Lots of moving this month as I wrapped things up in Mexico, visited my friends and family in the US and UK, and started house sitting again.
Transportation – $1,083.94
- This is significantly higher than normal for me because of heading back to Europe and moving around the UK a lot. I also treated myself to Premier class on my US/UK flight. It was only a couple hundred dollars more and completely worth it.
Lodging – $269.10
- Aside from a couple nights in Mexico and a couple nights in a hostel in London (which was ridiculously expensive, of course, the rest of my time was spent staying with friends, family, and house sits.
- Breakdown *
Food & Entertainment – $627.30
- Catching up with friends = lots of eating and drinking out, which adds up fast. Plus I ate out a lot in London which is crazy $$.
Miscellaneous – $105.54
- This covers my cell phone in the UK, some cash I had to take out for small expenses, most of which were food, a haircut, and just other odds and ends.
Monthly Total: $2085.88
Daily Average: $67.29
Average monthly spend: $1249.80 ($249.80)**
Average daily spend: $41.66
* 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: