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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 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, climbing, 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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