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Mom & Son: RTW Monthly Budget – USA October 2015

 4 Weeks in USA – What did we spend ?

Im now beginning to wonder if my rather naive budget of $100 day/$3,000 month was totally & utterly unachievable ?!?!

I knew USA was going to be one of the more expensive countries but $6,150 is more than double what Id imagined ! Maybe it will be a 6 month RTW trip instead when the money runs out 😉

Monthly Expenses (Sept 2015 – Oct 2015):

Month Expenses Location
Sep-15 $ 7550 UK & Spain
Oct-15 $ 6150 USA

So how did we spend those $6,150?

Accommodation was the big expense at $2,275 and food not far behind at $2,000.

Eating out 3 times a day in USA soon adds up, and don’t even get me started on the whole tipping thing, adding 20% to every bill is a shocker !!! Why don’t restaurants just pay their staff a decent wage and incorporate it into their pricing structure ?!?

Total expenses for October 2015 =  $ 6,150.00

Details % Amount
Accommodation 37% $ 2275
Food 32% $ 2000
Travel 11% $ 675
Entertainment 15% $ 900
Misc 5% $ 300

 

 

 So what do our daily expenses look like ?

Our average accommodation cost is $73 but it would actually have been higher if we hadn’t been lucky enough to stay with some lovely friends of friends in New York (Thank you Monica & Louie). We also got a pretty good deal on a suite/apartment in Orlando which helped keep both accommodation & food costs down.

Average Daily Expenses – October 2015

Daily Average Amount
Total $ 200
Accommodation $ 73
Food $ 65

 

How much have we spent so far in 2 months and on what ?

Our total expenses over 2 months average out at $6, 850 per month. Travel is still our biggest expense because we haven’t averaged out the cost of the airline tickets yet.

Total Expenses (Sept 2015 – Oct 2015)

Daily Details Amount %
Accommodation $ 2 275.00 17%
Food $ 3 000.00 22%
Travel $ 7 025.00 51%
Entertainment $ 1 100.00 8%
Misc $ 300.00 2%
Total $ 13 700.00 100%

 

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