One of the reasons I’m writing this blog is to help other would-be travelers figure out the cost of world travel. As such, I’m dutifully tracking and reporting all of my spending down to the penny. Don’t worry, the former accountant in me finds this to be an enjoyable exercise.
However, total amount spent is kind of worthless without context. As such, I try to provide pictures of our rental accommodations and a general summary of our activities within each spending post. I break down our expenses into different categories, whether that’s rent, restaurants, bus tickets, or visa fees. All of this detailed information is available by clicking on the hyperlinked locations in the spreadsheets below.
Our spending patterns are most likely different than yours. But hopefully by providing context and detailed breakdowns, you’ll still find it to be a useful data point. I don’t update these in real time, but only after we’ve ended a stay and moved onto the next stop.
Without further ado, here is what we’ve spent so far as nomadic retirees.
2023 Spending Totals:
2022 Spending Totals:
If you would like to see a further breakdown of this spending, such as what percentage was spent on housing versus healthcare, please visit my 2022 Year In Review post.
2021 Spending Totals:
If you would like to see a further breakdown of this spending, such as what percentage was spent on housing versus food, please visit my 2021 Year In Review post.
2020 Spending Totals:
If you would like to see a further breakdown of this spending, such as what percentage was spent on housing versus transportation, please visit my 2020 Year In Review post.
2019 Spending Totals:
I also have a 2019 summary post, but it doesn’t include a spending breakdown between categories. Still, if you read the previous ones, you might be interested in this one.