Budget traveling is something we have done for a long time (but not full time until now) and has allowed us to holiday and experience some wonderful places in Australia and abroad without sending us broke or into debt.

We are now living permanently on the lroad, endlessly wayfaring around Australia. To do this we have some money saved, a small amount of money coming in from investments and we will work from time to time. We also have a strict budget of $450 per week.

The $450 per week budget covers everything except emergency repairs and flights to visit our children, family and friends a couple of times per year. $50 per week is already spent on things we pay annually –  car and caravan insurance, car and caravan registrations, ambulance cover, roadside assistance and a golf club membership. The remaining $400 of the weekly budget we transfer to a spending account each week to pay for everything else.

We will be keeping a track of our expenses ($400 part of the budget) on this page each week (unless internet or technology problems dictate otherwise).

As of the week starting 11 December 2017 we are putting aside money each week out of our weekly budget to pay for tours, entry fees and the like. This way we will limit the risk of blowing our budget and or straving in any one week. This will also mean some weeks our budget will go over when we use these savings.

Weekly ($400) budget expenditure:

Week 1: 4 – 10 December 2017

Groceries $164.52, Fuel $150.06, Entertainment/Sightseeing $31.80, Camping Fees $30, Pharmacy $9.95, Car $7.80.  Total $394.13

Week 2: 11 – 17 December 2017

Groceries $109.04, Fuel $126.01, Mobiles $20, Tour Savings $16, Camping Fees $5, Car $77, Op Shops $5.25, Postage $13.80, Gifts $25.70. Total $399.80

Week 3: 12 – 24 December 2017

Groceries $140.30, Fuel $92.89, Mobiles $22, Tour Savings $45, Camping Fees $0, Gas $10, Op Shops $8, Car $33.18, Parking $1.50, Pharmacy $14.10, Electrical $39.95, Dept Store $10. Total $416.92

Week 4: 25 – 31 December 2017

Groceries: $134.82, Fuel $92.69, Mobiles $20, Tour Savings $57, Gas $37, Camping Fees $12, Entertainment/Sightseeing $28, Laundry $6, Overspend $17. Total $403.61

Week 5: 1 – 7 January 2018

Groceries: $113.15, Fuel $165.02, Camping Fees $26, Entertainment/Sightseeing  $17.40, Tour Savings $45, Mobiles $20, Gas $27, Overspend $3. Total $417.57

Week 6: 8 – 14 January 2018

Groceries  $126.24, Fuel $95, Camping Fees $40, Entertainment/Sightseeing  $22, Tour Savings $45, Mobiles $20, Gas $10, Laundry $10, Electrical $8, Overspend $17. Total $398.24

Week 7: 15 – 21 January 2018

Groceries  $125.98, Fuel $140, Camping Fees $15, Entertainment/Sightseeing  $30, Tour Savings $45, Mobiles $20, Gas $10, Golf $10. Total $395.68

Week 8: 22 – 28 January 2018 

Groceries  $128.45, Fuel $117.84, Camping Fees $30, Entertainment/Sightseeing $10, Tour Savings $45, Mobiles $20, Gas $19.95, Dog Minding $5, Odds and Sods $6.46. Total $392.70

Week 9: 29 January – 4 February 2018

Groceries  $127.45, Fuel $115.73, Camping Fees $25, Tour Savings $45, Mobiles $20, Gas $10, Postage $39.30, Odds and Sods $37.26. Total $419.74

Week 10: 5 – 11 February 2018

Groceries  $137.69, Fuel $97.02, Tour Savings $45, Mobiles $20, Gas $10, Overspend $20, Entertainment/Sightseeing $36.40. Total $366.11

Week 11: 12 – 18 February 2018

Groceries  $119.38, Fuel $73.45, Tour Savings $45, Mobiles $40, Gas $37.50, Odds and Sods $65,  Entertainment/Sightseeing $13, Car and Caravan Maintainance  $70.99. Total $464.32

Week 12: 19 – 25 February 2018

Groceries  $115.81, Fuel $120.01, Tour Savings $45, Mobiles $20, Gas $10, Odds and Sods $13.50, Car and Caravan Maintainance $17.44, Overspend $65. Total $406.76

Week 13: 25 February – 4 March 2018

Groceries  $136.07, Fuel $38.90, Tour Savings $45, Mobiles $20, Gas $10, Odds and Sods $52.80, Car and Caravan Maintainance $72, Overspend $7, Campground Fees $10, Showers $10. Total $401.77

 

 

 

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