digital nomad budget

January was a weird month because it was actually the start of my trip, which happened at the end of the month. So, my expenses are a bit out of whack. But, I still want to offer a summary.

This summary covers travel related expenses for 25 January 2015 – 31 January 2015.

Location(s) Visited This Month

  • New York City
  • Menorca, Spain


  • Air Travel: $306.60 (flight from NYC to Barcelona)
  • Air Travel: $151.88 (flight from Barcelona to Menorca)
  • Public Transport: $8 (Subway in NYC)
  • Ground Transport (trains, buses, etc.): $40.25 (bus from DC to NYC)


  • Hotel/Hostel:  $124.00 (hotel for one night in NYC)


  • Groceries: $61.58
  • Restaurants: $90.73


  • New Passport:  $170.00

Monthly Total:  $953.04

This seems like a lot for just a few days, and it is.  But more than half of it is flights which won’t be as expensive going forward, and another good chunk was my passport fee.  I included my passport cost because while it’s not a recurring cost, it is a cost associated with working remotely out of the USA so, IMO, should be included.