Well, we called for August to be our least expensive month of this year, and I'm pretty sure that it will be tough to beat over the next four months.
We only spent $763 in the month of August.
Here's the breakdown...
Fuel: We spent $60 on gasoline for the little blue car. That's just for our weekly grocery run into town.
Groceries: Finally, a reasonable month in this category. We spent $469 on groceries for the month. After three very expensive grocery months averaging over $650 each, we are finally starting to catch up. September should be less than $400 as we use up things in preparation for our departure.
Miscellaneous: Pretty much exactly as expected at $234.30. Car insurance of $81.71, internet of $118.65, and I bought some oil and filter to do an oil change on the little blue car before we leave here. Oh, and some bug and tar remover. The front bumper is covered in grasshopper guts!
So, only $763 for the month.
Actually, we spent a lot more than that. We bought new hiking boots for Kevin, and about $700 worth of airfare for getting to and around Mexico in November. But that money won't be paid out until this month so it will show up on our September expenses. So September will be quite a bit higher than normal, but it will mean that most of our upcoming winter traveling will be all bought and paid for. Only still shopping for a cheap flight from Seattle to San Francisco.
Thanks for doing your shopping through our links to Amazon.com. We earned $86.22 last month because of it!
So I'm looking at the numbers and our grocery expenses are higher this year compared to last year. Part of that is related to both of us now eating gluten free, plus Ruth has started with lactose free milk and that's quite a bit more expensive. But we also think that things are getting a lot more expensive here, especially fruits and veggies. We're kind of curious. How much do you spend on groceries for a month?