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
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
How much have we spent so far in 2 months and on what ?
Our total expenses over 2 months average out at $6, 850 per month. Travel is still our biggest expense because we haven’t averaged out the cost of the airline tickets yet.
Total Expenses (Sept 2015 – Oct 2015)
|Accommodation||$ 2 275.00||17%|
|Food||$ 3 000.00||22%|
|Travel||$ 7 025.00||51%|
|Entertainment||$ 1 100.00||8%|
|Total||$ 13 700.00||100%|