I thought it was time for an update on my travel expenses. At the time of writing this I am more than 7 months into this leg of my trip. As is customary for me, I am moving slow through the region and have had 2 “homes” during this time, Cusco, Peru and Sucre, Bolivia. I spent more than a month in each location and enjoyed establishing some semblance of a routine. Staying put in this way allows you to really get to know a location and save on travel expenses. There is no bus/airfare to spend on, you can negotiate better rates for longer stays, and you figure out which restaurants have the good breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials`.
This post is skipping ahead of narratory posts. I have not yet shared all the experiences across the 3 months I spent in Bolivia. However, I want to make it a practice to share expenses about every quarter. I should have posted this a month ago but things got in the way.
Those interested in seeing my running total since I quit my job 3 plus years ago can visit my main expenses page.
6 Months of Expenses in Peru & Bolivia
|Food||$2,736.48||41.60%||Includes all of my food as well as any expenses incurred by treating friends to drinks or meals.|
|Lodging||$1,558.23||23.69%||Includes: Campsites, Hostels, Airbnb's, and Hotels.|
|Transportation||$763.69||11.61%||Includes: gas, automobile maintenance, parking, tolls, train, ferry, boat, and bus rides.|
|Health Related & Hygiene||$591.78||9.00%||Includes: Health Insurance, Showers, and Toiletries.|
|Recreation||$467.55||7.11%||Includes Entrance Fees for: museums, attractions, parks, gyms, theaters, and sporting activities.|
|Communications||$279.98||4.26%||Cloud Storage and Cell Phone Expense|
|Equipment & Clothing||$146.15||2.22%||Includes: Hiking Equipment/Repair, Apparel, and Footwear.|
|Other||$33.45||0.14%||Miscellaneous Expenses (donations, gifts, books, etc.)|
** Percentage total is 99.63 due to rounding error.
*** Those interested in downloading the raw data can download it here.