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Spending Recap: April 2-8, 2012

Monday 2nd
$2.53 (€1,90) Starbucks

Tuesday 3rd
$2.53 (€1,90) Starbucks

Wednesday 4th – Faro, Portugal
$24.49 (€18,75) train to Baden-Baden
$4.57 (€3,50) bus to airport
$2.49 (€1,90) bus to Faro
$13.09 (€10) segway rental
$26.17 (€20) dinner

Thursday 5th – Lisbon, Portugal
$27.48 (€21) train to Lisbon
$19.63 (€15) lunch
$11.63 (€8,89) drinks
$3.73 (€2,85) tram ride
$17.67 (€13,50) Cafe do Rio

Friday 6th – Lisbon, Portugal
+ $730 freelance income
$9.82 (€7,50) entrance fee to Castelo de São Jorge
$2.94 (€2,25) train to Sintra
$1.70 (€1,30) snacks
$17.67 (€13,50) entrance fee to Palácio da Pena
$2.94 (€2,25) train to Lisbon
$26.17 (€20) dinner
$26.17 (€20) drinks

Saturday 7th – Faro, Portugal
$27.48 (€21) train to Faro
$18.98 (€14,50) lunch
$2.49 (€1,90) bus to beach
$3.60 (€2,75) snacks
$2.49 (€1,90) bus to Faro

Sunday 8th – Faro, Portugal
$2.49 (€1,90) bus to Faro airport
$4.57 (€3,50) bus from airport to Baden-Baden
$16.36 (€12,50) train to Stuttgart
$5.23 (€4) yufka doner

WEEKLY EXPENSES- $327.11
WEEKLY INCOME+ $730

TOTAL: + $402.89

 

Author: Krystal Yee

I’m a writer, personal finance blogger, and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.


Comments

  1. Modest Money says:

    Very interested to hear how your time in Portugal was. I grew up with a lot of Portuguese people and they were all very friendly. Combine that with the awesome weather and I’m sure it’s a pretty cool place to visit.

  2. I agree with MM–I’m very much interested in hearing about your trip to Portugal.

    Considering you were traveling so much, I think you did a great job with spending!

  3. Maureen says:

    More in than out, it’s bound to be a winner. Well done ……

  4. Frugal Fries says:

    I can’t believe how inexpensive that bus fare is.

    Also,

    “$13.09 (€10) segway rental”?

    What in the what? Looks like Wednesday was a good time!

  5. Taking the trains doesn’t seem to be very expensive. Are they mostly short distances?

    • Krystal Yee says:

      Our train trips have lasted anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours. It´s certainly a cheap way to travel, especially if you can get discounts and sales. But a lot of the time, I´ve found that flights can be cheaper in Europe, and take much less time.

  6. Cathy Dullea says:

    Thats pretty nice! You have been able to do a lot in 6 days in that small amount of money! Loved the way you spend money, Very wise indeed!

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