By nature, I’m a saver, but now that we are travelling full-time without any income, we’ve become spenders. As the self-appointed CFO of our Jetsetting Fools operation, we are spenders on a budget of $100 per day – total for both of us. Our major categories of expenses are: Accommodations, Food, Drinks, On-ground Transportation, Entertainment, Medical, and Miscellaneous. After 44 days in South America, we’re breaking down our travel budget.
Breaking down our travel budget: Lodging
Total Spent: $2,001 USD / Average Daily Spent: $45.47 USD
Accommodations account for more than half of our total spent. Our most expensive stay of $63 per night was at the Hotel Weisserhaus in Puerto Varas, where we stayed for two nights. We ranked it as having the most comfortable bed, biggest bathroom and – as a bonus – it included a fabulous, filling breakfast complete with French press coffee. Our least expensive room was a studio apartment in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires at $38 a night. While it was a studio, it was quite spacious with a kitchenette, dining table, and sitting area. The bonus: everything in it was brand new.