Expenses: Month 1

šŸ Accommodation: 23 nights of free camping. 8 nights in caravan parks and other paid spots- $198 (only 5% of our total costs).
šŸ„‘Groceries: $509.29 (13%)
šŸ»Alcohol: $321 (8%) this includes having a drink at a few local pubs
ā›½Fuel: $871.36 (23%) with over 4,000kms completed including hundreds of kilometres in low range it added up quickly.
šŸ•Eating out: $45 and $11.20 for coffee (1%)
šŸ“žPhone and Satellite phone: $318.08 (8%) this is so high due to paying out a phone plan to upgrade and get way more data as well as saving us at least $40 over the coming year.
šŸ’ƒSponsor children: $108 (2% and worth every cent!)
šŸš—Car maintenance: $57.80 (1%)
šŸ–±Other maintenance and replacements (thongs, kettle, computer mouse): $77.85 (1%)
šŸ“‘Insurances: $282.88 (6%)
šŸŽ£Fishing gear: $148.32 (3%)
šŸ•šŸ’°Other expenses including internet security, souvenirs, gopro mounts, gas, ferry crossing, canopy upgrades etc: $791.50 (29%)
šŸ’²Therefore total expenses for the month = $3740.28šŸ’²

This is everything that we have to payed for in a month since the day we left, so it doesn’t quite include the bit of food we left with and the stocked pantry but it is our whole life and every cent counted. So far we are just under our maximum amount of $4,000 a month which is great considering the extra expenses we had and we’re hoping that it we can get it down a bit more over the next month or two.

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