Every month (actually every day) we track each dollar spent. This monthly report is released to help aspiring fulltimers and share how we live minimally, yet vibrantly. Our November expenses were slightly higher than previous months due to the price of West Coast traveling and the holiday season.
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We camped at 8 different sites during November; and paid for more nights than normal. We wanted to visit family for thanksgiving and soak in the hot springs; this led to a pricey month of camping. But, averaging at $6 a day still isn’t too bad!
- Monthly Expenses: $180
- Daily Average: $6
Food / Household Goods
As with the previous expense reports we like to clarify that this section includes more than food. We lump all of our grocery expenses into this category. So, it also includes medicine, household goods, dog food & supplies, and vitamins.
During November we spent more on food due to the Thanksgiving holiday and amazing vegan dining options in Southern California. However, we still made 90% of our meals in the camper.
- Monthly Expenses: $567
- Daily Average: $18.90
We didn’t tow the camper many miles in November (Isleton to Desert Hot Springs), but we sure did drive the truck a lot. California gas is among the most expensive in the country, too!
- Monthly Expenses: $280
- Daily Average: $9.33
The catch-all category we call “Other” was higher than normal this month with the bulk of it being spent on our yearly National Park Pass ($80). We also paid for parking, tolls, and laundry.
- Monthly Expenses: $112
- Daily Average: $3.37
These are our unchanging expenses that include insurance, a student loan, subscription services, and cell service.
- Monthly Expenses: $400
- Daily Average: $12.90
Total Monthly Expenses
We’re satisfied with our overall November expenses. Our mission isn’t to live as cheaply as possible; rather, balance our minimal lifestyle with amazing experiences. The holiday season always has a premium price!
- Total Expenses: $1,539
- Daily Average: $51.30
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