Well that was a costly way to end our fourth full year living in a motorhome! September was an expensive month, partly due to gasoline, but we also stocked up in the food department for an extended stay in Mexico, and we did some costly maintenance to Sherman. We spent $4,677 for the month, our most expensive single month in the last four years.
We spent $1,065 on gasoline to get from Ottawa, Ontario to near Guadalajara, Mexico. That's not too bad, and now that we are here we only pay $0.74 a litre ($2.80 a gallon) so the next few months will have very low gasoline costs.
We also spent $72 on Mexico toll highways.
We did not have to put any propane in for the month, and we are probably okay for the month of October as well. We will need some in November, but propane (really a butane mixture down here) is very cheap here as well.
Spent $213 on alcohol, but we stocked up on 20 litres of wine while we were in Texas. Wine is typically a little cheaper in Texas than it is in Mexico.
Spent $653 on groceries, but again this was partly to stock up on some gluten free items for Ruth. And a few other items that are hard to find in Mexico.
Miscellaneous was $645. Mostly due to $400 worth of costs for indoor storage for our little car. Actually a very good deal, but I expensed it all in one month rather than averaging it over the next 24 months.
Spent $110 on entertainment. We seem to be able to stick close to the $100 mark on this every month, and this includes meals out.
And campground and overnight expenses for the month of September were $111. Not bad.
But the biggie was the $1,337 we spent on Sherman for new tires, and front end and alignment stuff. Oh well, now it's done. Also, $541 for insurance for Mexico.
But you watch and see how little we can live on and still have a great time in Mexico. Our goal is a maximum of $1,000 a month!