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.
Another month has passed for us in Chiang Mai and it is time to share the numbers with 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.
We are often asked about how much everyday things cost in Spain and how does that compare with the USA. You know, the cost of daily life to just live and do what you want to do. This was a question that came to us in our post – What Do You Want To Know or Have Us Show?
We have been asked, “How can you possibly live in Europe for less than the USA?”, as Western Europe has the reputation of “being expensive”. Do you think you could live off of less and save money if you tried? Do you think it is just too difficult or just not possible? Anything is possible if you simplify your life!
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. How much did your European Road Trip Cost? Don’t worry, if you have a question for us, just ask! We are sharing our experiences, stories, budgets with all of you.
Not only to keep a record for ourselves, but to show you it can be done. We want to share it all with you for inspiration, to help you prepare, plan or even think differently about your dreams and desires. So ask away, don’t be shy. Okay, so now let’s get into the 6 week road trip cost as we traveled around Europe, the ride of our lives.
Two very popular questions we are asked are “How did you plan your budget?” and “How did you figure out the Cost of Living?”. These two simple questions can almost paralyze your mind when you are contemplating a move or even a long holiday. We are going to help you out and make it seem easy! Continue reading
We are now in our 8th month and it’s time to provide you an overview/summary of our Budget in Spain and our actual spend this Quarter. This post happens to cover months five, six and seven or Quarter 1 of 2013. Continue reading
Ok, so we have been away for a few months now and it is time to see where we are with the budget. A huge part of this trip was planning our budget. What can we afford? What kind of lifestyle can we have and for what price? With countless hours of research, and the help of a few tax calculators prior to departing, we found so many people willing to share their information. This is what helped us plan our Budget for Living Abroad. Continue reading