Out for a walk beside the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Heading to Nova Scotia around August 1st.

Monday, June 1, 2020

May Expenses

Well, here we are in the month of June already!

May expenses have been tallied, and here are the final numbers... we spent a total of $2,116 CAD ($1,560 USD at today's exchange rates). Not bad, considering we bought a bunch of "stuff" including a new phone.

(Note the following figures are all in $CAD... for $USD equivalent, subtract about 30%)

Here's how it all broke down...

Gasoline: We spent $394 on gasoline.

Here is a very approximate map of our route during the month of May...

Propane: We topped up the propane tank at a relatively cheap price of $2.00 USD a gallon. That turned into $46 CAD.

Groceries: We did a big shop right towards the end of the month, but still... we believe that groceries in the U.S. are now more expensive than in Canada. We spent a total of $637 for the two of us. 

Alcohol: One of our highest months ever, at $301. We don't think we drank any more than usual, and we did a big $95 shop towards the end of the month. Going to have to cut back in June though. That is getting to be too much.

Miscellaneous: We spent $713, mostly on just "stuff" that we needed. I bought a new Motorola phone at $286, which if I get 4 years out of it like I did the Samsung I'll be totally happy. I bought a new folding step stool for $44 so I can clean Sherman's windshield. And some stuff for our cell booster antenna so that it will work better when we are out in the middle of nowhere. That was $48. I bought a new regulator for our Weber gas grill... that was a ridiculous $85, but you can only buy it from Weber, and it's a whole lot cheaper than buying a new grill. $72 for a new bike tire and tube. $34 on internet access. Man, it all adds up.

Entertainment: Nothing. 

Meals out: Nothing.

Overnight Camping: $25.20 for two nights of camping. 

Motorhome: Nothing. Good thing, because we spent a lot in April. And June is not off to a good start! More on that story in the next blog post.

So, $2,116 CAD ($1,560 USD) which is really not bad all things considered.


  1. $74.00 for a bike tyre?.....YIKES!.....I do believe you could get a whole bike or two at a thrift shop for that amount....What do I know?...I've carried a spare bike tyre for years and never needed it..."That" must be the reason..eh?...

    1. $72, yes, expensive. However, the tire itself was $35 USD. The thorn proof inner tube was $12.95 USD. The tax was $4.05 USD for a total of $52 USD ($72 CAD).

  2. Just think your "rent" was $25 wow. I wish!

    1. Lol, I know and we have stayed in some beautiful places this past month. We will see if we can do better than that this month. :-)


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