9,601.56 € -12 months, 14 countries, 21 flights in 2011
In the end of every year, all the bloggers do a post about what they did that year and what plans they have for the following year. I will do one about the best of 2011 in a couple of days.
And I decided to do also a post about my expenses.
I just want to show everyone that you do not have to be rich to be able to travel.
In 2011 I spent most of my time traveling. It was actually the whole 10 months on the road since I quit my job. The first half of the post is just enumeration of the places I visited, the second half is money I spent on the road.
Here is a quick review of the places I visited in 2011 (only the main sites):
January = 2 flights from Italy to Slovakia and Czech Republic – I got Master degree in English philology
6th March = flight from Bari to Madrid
8th March = flight from Madrid to Frankfurt and from there to Mexico City
8th March – 6th June = 3 months traveling around Mexico
Mexico City, Querétaro, San José Iturbide, San Miguel de Allende, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Tequila, Chapala lake, Colima, San Blas and other beaches in Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Acapulco, Puerto Escondido, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Hierve el Agua, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Palenque, Campeche, Mérida, Valladolid, Holbox, Cancún, Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Xel-ha, Tulum, Akumal, Cobá, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Veracruz, Puebla, Cholula, Mexico City
6th June = Mexico City to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to Madrid
9th – 11th June = flight from Madrid to Barcelona – Bloody Night Con with the hotties Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley from the Vampire Diaries. The entrance was 230 Euro but who cares, I just wanted to meet them! And I always try to do what I want :)
12th June = flight from Girona airport to London Stansted, then to Bratislava, then an overnight train to my home town Snina
1st October = Olomouc and Bělkovice, Czech Republic
2nd October = flight from Prague to Amsterdam
3rd October = flight from Amsterdam to Bangkok
3rd – 9th October = Bangkok
10th – 12th October = Siem Reap and Angkor Wat in Cambodia
13th October = Bangkok
14th and 15th October = Koh Samui
16th to 21st October = Koh Phangan
22nd to 25th October = Koh Lanta
26th – 29th October = Langkawi islands, Malaysia
29th -31st October = Georgetown and Penang
31st October – 1st November = Ipoh
2nd and 3rd November = Cameron Highlands
4th November = Taman Negara National Park
5th – 7th November = Kuala Lumpur
8th November = Melaka
9th and 10th November = walking around SINGAPORE
11th November = flight from Singapore to HONG KONG
11th – 15th November = Hong Kong
16th November = Flight from Hong Kong to Manila
16th – 18th November = Manila
18th night – 20th November = rice terraces in Banaue and Batad
21st -23rd November = November Dagupan and Lingayen in Pangasinan
24th November = flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa in Palawan island
24th – 26th November = El Nido
27th November = Sabang, Underground river and Puerto Princesa
28th November = flight from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City
28th – 30th November = Cebu City and Kawasan waterfalls
1st and 2nd December = Bohol
3rd December = flight from Cebu to Caticlan – Boracay
3rd and 4th December = Boracay
5th December = flights from Caticlan airport to Manila, Manila to Bangkok
6th December = Bangkok
7th and 8th December = Kanchanaburi
9th – 11th December = Chiang Mai
12th December = Koh Samet
13th – 19th December = Koh Chang
20th December = Bangkok
21st December = flight from Bangkok to Kiev, Kiev to Prague, night bus from Prague to Snina
Unfortunately, I lost all my data about my Mexico expenses and dates when my laptop was stolen in Playa del Carmen. So I only remember the whole amount of money spent there and I don’t take notes of the expenses back at home, so as well I just know how much I spent in total during the 3 months in Central Europe. I checked out my bank accounts and counted all the money I spent January – September. It was 6,899.76 €.
Find expenses of my Asia trip below. I divided them in a couple of categories: food, accommodation, transport (including gasoline), cosmetics (including laundry, massages, face creams, perfumes, tissues and all other cosmetics), entrance (toilets, internet connection, entrance to historical buildings, farms, gardens, or any other entrance, visa), tours (travel agencies, tour guides, island hopping, boat trips), souvenirs and phone credit.
1 – food, 2 – accommodation, 3 – transport, 4 – cosmetics, 5 – entrance and visa, 6 – souvenirs, 7 – tours, 8 – credit
|East Thai Islands||27.50||45.00||2||74.50|
From 30. September 2011 to 31. December 2011 I spent 2,701.95 €:
566.96 € on food
227.90 € on accommodation
1,471.35 € on transport
76.32 € on cosmetics and massages
111.66 € on entrances and visas
109.24 € on souvenirs
118.88 € on tours
19.44 € on phone credit
So like I mentioned, since January to the end of December of 2011, I visited 14 countries (Italy, Spain, Mexico, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines; I mean if I do count Singapore and Hong Kong as independent places and I don’t count Germany where I never got out of the airport in Frankfurt).
I took 21 flights in 12 months, all of them were mentioned above already.
And for all this, I spent 9,601.56 € during the whole 2011.
Which is 800.13 € per month.
Do you take notes of your expenses? How much did you spent in 2011?