Gasoline: We started the month of February in Puerto Escondido, we drove all the way to Guatemala and then back as far as Ocozocuatla in Chiapas on our way to Oaxaca City. All of that driving cost us $98.40 for 110.3 litres of gas ($0.892 cents per litre) for the little blue car. Not bad. Because we filled up before crossing into Guatemala, we never had to buy any of their expensive gas.
Toll Roads: We didn't use any toll roads during the month of February.
Groceries: Cheapest month ever in the grocery department, at $153.87. But considering that it was our most expensive month ever in the entertainment department where we also record our meals out, I would have thought grocery expenses would have been even lower than that!
Alcohol: At $65.05, a pretty cheap month. Yes, February only has 28 days, so we have to take that into account. And we didn't do much drinking on the hiking trails!
Miscellaneous: Not bad, at $102.19. Anytime we can stick close to the $100 mark in this department we feel pretty good about it! This includes everything from laundry to border crossing fees and everything else that doesn't fit into any other category.
Entertainment: Yikes. Plug your ears for this one. $548.66. Having said that (you can unplug your ears now!), approximately $400 of that was for the two hiking trips that we did. And, Kevin's mom had given us some extra Christmas and birthday money, and that's what it went towards. Thanks Mom! Glad you were able to share our experience through the pictures and stories along the way. Other than that, we ate out more than we ever have before. Mexican and Guatemalan street food is delicious, providing your stomach can put up with it! We must be getting immunity built up!
Overnight: $199.46. Considering we paid for 17 nights of accommodation during the month, we did pretty good at an average of $11.73 per night for the two of us. And the last couple of nights included breakfast!
So, we spent a total of $1,167 for the month and that includes our hiking trips! We're pretty happy with that!
Our budget for March is under $1,000, and then April will have some heavier gasoline expenses as we head back to Canada.