Groceries: Came to $304.53, higher than
Mexico, but lower than
. Perhaps slightly lower than we expected. Canada
Alcohol: We enjoyed ourselves quite a bit at Helen and
Tony’s. Total came to $142.18, which is our third highest month this
year! Oh well. August should be quite a bit cheaper.
Miscellaneous: Always the wild card, we never know what to expect in this category. July was fairly cheap, coming in at only $73.40. We’re happy if we can keep this category below $100! Last month included items such as local transportation, our Czech-English dictionary, Ruth’s new jacket, and a small backpack.
Entertainment: We include meals out in this category because it’s a somewhat discetionary expense that we consider to be entertainment. We’ve found that being away from the motorhome and our normal routine requires that more money be spent on meals out. Sometimes it’s because we’re staying with a couchsurfer host and we treat them to a meal as a form of thanks. And sometimes it’s more convenient when we’re out exploring. Either way, we’ve increased our normal budget in this category, and in July we spent $242.37. This also includes any expenses towards attractions or even something like buying an ice cream cone on a hot day.
Overnight: We spent $80 in July. This was our four nights in Kutna Hora and even though it was only $20 a night, it adds up quickly. If we didn’t use couchsurfing hosts for the majority of our accomodation, we wouldn’t be able to afford to travel. Thanks to all of our hosts, and especially to Helen and
Travel: $235.05 included our flight to
trains to Kutna Hora and Svitavy. Prague
We have a budget of only $850 for the month of August! We plan to remain the first 10 days or so in
Czech Republic, then a
couple of weeks in Slovakia, and the remaining days of the month in . Hungary