This is the question many of you have asked and I bet many of you wanted to, but didn’t want to invade our privacy. So we are just going to share with you all of our 8 week European Road Trip Costs. Don’t worry, if you have a question for us, just ask! We are sharing our experiences, stories, budgets with all of you. This one gets a bit tricky, so pay close attention.
As you know, our move to Spain started with a career break, taking a sabbatical, planning a family gap year, or whatever you want to call it. After 3 years of travel, it has now officially turned into a travel lifestyle. Yes, we now have the lifestyle of the open-ended traveler with a home base in Spain.
- How did you go from Career Break to Lifestyle?
- How do you keep it going? (C’mon what is the real question here?)
- When are you returning to the USA?
It seems that you like to slice and dice the data as much as I do. Actually, I think you like me slicing and dicing the data, and you like to consume the output any way I give it to you. So for grins and fun for me, you get to see our expenses for the month of December 2014, which includes Laos and Vietnam. If you just want to see the breakdown by Country, then just scroll down a little further.
We lived along the beautiful southern coast of Spain for nearly two years. It was in a small town named Almuñécar and we used this as our home base to explore more of Europe as well. We kept track of every expenditure along the way and have shared our cost of living in Spain with you. This page is a compilation of our expenses in Spain and how much it really cost for our family of 4 to live in Spain.
We are going to mix things up a bit this time and share our expenses with you in a different way. We usually go by calendar month, so I will share that info with you. I also think there is some use to viewing the expenses within one country as well, so I will add that too.
I thought I would provide you with a list showing the cost of everyday things around Chiang Mai. The list is a bit random, but I wanted to cover as much as I could for you. If there is anything you are curious about, and it isn’t covered below, ask now. I will do my best to figure out the price for you.
It is time to talk money people!
I know this is what you have been waiting for, because people are actually contacting us and asking. Of course we always share it all with you and that includes exactly what we are spending. I haven’t done a budget post since leaving Spain, as I have been trying to figure out our routine and get a handle on things.
I first visited Thailand over 20 years ago and back then it was dirt cheap. I think I spent a total of $1000 for a 2 week backpacking trip from Bangkok to Singapore, including my airfare from the US! Now I have returned as a family of 4 and it doesn’t always feel like it’s the greatest deal around anymore.