Well that was a little better!
Coming off the almost record high month of January's expenses where we did a lot of driving and bought a lot of RV items as well as a new laptop, just about anything would be better.
And it ended up that we spent $1,200 USD ($1,568 CAD)...a full $2,000 less than we spent in January! Let's have a look at how it all broke down...
First of all, we normally write up our expenses in Canadian dollars, because that's what counts to us. But most of our readers are Americans, so it's relevant to them to know how much we spend too. With the current 28.5% exchange rip off, I think we'll put most figures in both denominations to avoid confusion.
Fuel: We have yet to pay over $2.00 a gallon ($0.67 CAD per litre) since we arrived back in the U.S. mid January, so at least we have that going for us. We use Gas Buddy religiously in order to make sure that we get the best gasoline bang for our buck. We spent a total of $203.68 ($263.66 CAD) during the month of February.
Propane: We filled up once, at $2.53 USD per gallon, which was a great price. The total was $30.65 ($39.73 CAD).
Groceries: At $330 USD ($424 CAD) for the month, I once again congratulate Ruth on being able to make great food go a long way. Well done!
Booze: Way too much, at $170 USD ($219 CAD). And we didn't really have much left over at the end of the month. No idea why we went through so much more this month...and it was a short month!
Miscellaneous: The only killer in this category is our cost of internet. But, if we don't have internet, there would be no blog for you to enjoy. Too bad we can't find a sponsor for this part of our lives/ Verizon...?? You listening??
We spent a total of $154 USD ($197 CA) for the month, of which $98 USD ($127 CAD) was internet.
Entertainment: We did really well in this category. A total of $105 USD ($135 CAD). We had only one meal out the whole month! The main part of the balance was our $80 USD National Parks Pass that's valid for a whole 12 months.
Overnight Expenses: We actually did really well here too. We paid for a total of 16 nights, and free camped for a total of 12 nights. At a total of $94 USD ($121 CAD) that averages out to $5.87 USD per night for our paid camping. Not bad!
Motorhome: We spent $132 USD ($169 CAD) on motorhome repair and maintenance. Most of that was the Dinosaur electronics board for the hot water heater.
So, not a bad month, that actually would have been a really good month if not for the terrible Canadian exchange rate that we're having to suffer through.
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