We were so busy driving the last couple of weeks that we never published our September expense report.
Overall, it was a pretty good month. We spent a total of $995 CAD ($755 USD) for the month. The following figures are all in Canadian dollars. For USD equivalent, you can subtract about 25%.
So, here's how it all broke down...
Gasoline: We set out from Saskatchewan with a nearly full tank of fuel in the motorhome, so we only filled up once in late September, and topped it up again before entering Northern Ontario. And, a few litres in the little blue car near the beginning of the month. Total gasoline in September, $265.
Propane: We filled the propane tank also prior to entering Ontario. Total was $32.
Groceries: This is where we did pretty well, spending only $336 for the month. This was because we had quite a lot of stuff in the freezer and fridge at the park and had to use up enough that it would fit into our smaller freezer and fridge in the motorohome.
Groceries for this summer's May through September period came to a total of $2,806 or $561 per month. Slightly higher than last year's $2,516 or $503 per month. And 2014's $2,725 or $545 per month. Overall, pretty consistent though, even though when we're actually shopping we think that prices seem higher.
Alcohol: We broke down and bought some expensive Canadian booze last month. Spent a total of $158, and we're not proud of it. But, we enjoyed it too!
Miscellaneous: This category came in pretty good too, at $179. Major expenses were motorhome insurance and car insurance, and a then a few smaller items like our Rough Guide to Romania book, and Ruth bought some socks.
Entertainment: We spent $4 on Chase the Ace tickets at the park. Didn't win, but it goes to a good cause. Our friend Sharon won the grand prize at somewhere around $3,400! Way to go Sharon!
Motorhome: Our cost on the Crack Eraser windshield repair kit was $20 which was discounted in exchange for advertising for the company.
So, a total of $995. Not bad. October will certainly be higher though!