Expenses:

Month 4:

🏠Accommodation: 13 nights of free camping. 14 nights in a National Park. 4 nights in caravan parks and other paid spots- $301.70 (6% of our total costs).
🥑Groceries: $482.93 (12%)
🍻Alcohol: $136.98 (3%) this includes having a drink at a few local pubs and our expensive green ant gin drinks
⛽Fuel: $650.01 (16%)
🍕Eating out: $34.05 (<1%)
☕Coffee: $0
🚿 Showers: $6
📞Phone and Satellite phone: $15 (<1%)
🚗Car maintenance, repairs & registration: $964.67 (24%)
📑Insurances: $0
💃Entertainment/ Activities (including tours, books, movies, spotify): $117.98 (3%)
👗Clothing & beauty: $44 (<1%)
🐕💰Other expenses including souvenirs, gas, canopy upgrades, sponsor children, gifts, tripod, new frypan etc: $683.53 (16%)
👨‍🎓 Incidental expenses (work related): $459.90 (11%)
💲Therefore total expenses for the month = $3896.75💲

This month’s weekly average is $879.91.
Weekly average of the past 4 months is $990.39 (including all the upgrades& work related expenses)

Month 3:

🏠Accommodation: 18 nights of free camping. 0 nights in a National Park. 13 nights in caravan parks and other paid spots- $288 (4% of our total costs).
🥑Groceries: $524.28 (8%)
🍻Alcohol: $263.70 (4%) this includes having a drink at a few local pubs
⛽Fuel: $641.97 (10%)
🍕Eating out: $152 (2%)
☕Coffee: $28.50
🚿 Showers: $20
📞Phone and Satellite phone: $84 (1%)
🚗Car maintenance: $64.95 (1%)
📑Insurances: $109.86 (1%)
💃Entertainment/ Activities (including tours, books, movies, spotify): $91.97 (1%)
🎣Fishing gear: $35
🐕💰Other expenses including souvenirs, gas, canopy upgrades, sponsor children etc: $213.27
Extras including a new car fridge, solar panels, deep cycle battery and flights for an upcoming wedding: $3368.89 (57%)
💲Therefore total expenses for the month = $5886.39💲

We are WAY over budget this month due to spending up big and upgrading our solar and getting a freezer. These additions are definitely luxury items that we don’t have to have to survive on the road but they do make life that extra bit nicer.
Without these extras it would have taken our total down to $2517.50, which makes it a much more reasonable weekly average of $568.

Month 2:

🏠Accommodation: 14 nights of free camping. 4 nights in a National Park. 12 nights in caravan parks and other paid spots- $376.40 (10% of our total costs).
🥑Groceries: $501.14 (13.5%)
🍻Alcohol: $149.96 (4%) this includes having a drink at a few local pubs
⛽Fuel: $753.39 (20%)
🍕Eating out: $90.40 (2%)
📞Phone and Satellite phone: $19.22 (1%)
💃Sponsor children: $108 (2.5% and worth every cent!)
🚗Car maintenance: $120.26 (3%, Steve does his own maintenance and therefore our only cost is parts)
📑Insurances: $164.13 (4%)
💃Entertainment/ Activities (including tours): $757 (20%)
🎣Fishing gear: $33.97 (1%)
🛠Spare Part: $385 (10%) we bought another alternator due to concerns ours may be getting old
🐕💰Other expenses including souvenirs, gas, spotify, insecticides, ferry crossing, canopy upgrades, sunscreen etc: $308.73 (9%)
💲Therefore total expenses for the month = $3737.60💲

Month 1:

🏠Accommodation: 23 nights of free camping. 8 nights in caravan parks and other paid spots- $198 (only 5% of our total costs).
🥑Groceries: $509.29 (13%)
🍻Alcohol: $321 (8%) this includes having a drink at a few local pubs
⛽Fuel: $871.36 (23%) with over 4,000kms completed including hundreds of kilometres in low range it added up quickly.
🍕Eating out: $45 and $11.20 for coffee (1%)
📞Phone 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.
💃Sponsor children: $108 (2% and worth every cent!)
🚗Car maintenance: $57.80 (1%)
🖱Other maintenance and replacements (thongs, kettle, computer mouse): $77.85 (1%)
📑Insurances: $282.88 (6%)
🎣Fishing gear: $148.32 (3%)
🐕💰Other expenses including internet security, souvenirs, gopro mounts, gas, ferry crossing, canopy upgrades etc: $791.50 (29%)
💲Therefore total expenses for the month = $3740.28💲

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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