Gas: We spent $270.03 on gasoline. But, we drove 1,200 kms (744 miles), so that was expected.
January driving...1,200 kms (744 miles)
Toll roads: We spent $50.91 on toll roads. It's a tough call using toll roads because there is always a free road alternative. But sometimes they are not in as good condition and go through the small towns and use way more gasoline. We've decided that using the toll road is usually worth the expense.
Propane: Didn't have to buy any propane in January, but the tank is getting low so we'll have to fill up next week.
Groceries: We spent $219.70 on groceries. Slightly higher than our average of $184, and that can be directly attributed to Lindsey and Cameron being here. Still, it is obvious that groceries are a lot cheaper in Mexico than Canada!
Alcohol: Slightly over budget at $110.03. We try for $100 a month. Oh well.
Miscellaneous: Always a tough one to call because you never know what might come up. January came in at $137.17, slightly above our average, but we're still happy with that. This category includes things such as buses, taxis, laundry, internet etc.
Entertainment: Way under budget, especially considering Lindsey and Cameron are here. We only spent $68.49, and that includes meals out! Most of it was on ice cream and popsicles. They make the best ice cream in Mexico!
Overnight: Slightly higher than we like to spend, coming in at $205.76 for January. However, we notice that our average for the last for months is $196, so I guess it's not bad. Expensive stays at both Uruapan and Acapulco is what made it higher than we'd like it to be.
So, our average for the last four months is $880 per month. You can live very inexpensively in Mexico!