My Expenses While Living in an RV Full Time

Due to an overwhelming amount of requests (1 email), I’ve decided that I’ll share my last few months’ spending with everyone.  I actually just wanted to track where my money has been going, and I figured this would be a good idea to get a breakdown of my expenses.

I broke down my spending for July and August.  I spent July in Portland and August in Seattle.

These numbers do include every last penny that I spent on my lifestyle.  This includes health insurance, food, gas, gym, entertainment, bus, taxi, etc.  This does not include money spent to operate my business (marketing, contract labor, hosting, domains, etc.).

Here is the breakdown:

July:

Cash (ATM Withdrawls, likely spent mostly on Food/Entertainment/Beer/Bus/Taxis): $740

Food/Entertainment: $507

Phone: $127

Gas/Propane/RV Dumps: $26

Car Insurance: $0 (Prepaid)

Health Insurance: $100.10

Gym: $58

Other (Shoes, clothing, supplements, etc): $218

$1,777 Total

August:

Cash (ATM Withdrawls, likely spent mostly on Food/Entertainment/Beer/Bus/Taxis): $605

Food/Entertainment: $653

Phone: $127

Gas/Propane/RV Dumps: $187

Car Insurance: $52

Health Insurance: $100.10

Gym: $70

Other (Shoes, clothing, supplements, etc): $288

$2,082 Total

Cutting Costs:

Clearly a large portion of my monthly expenses is dedicated to Food/Entertainment.  I have a big appetite and eat out at least once per day, usually twice.  If you were interested in living in an RV, you could probably get away with doing it for less than half of what I spend.

 

6 Responses to “My Expenses While Living in an RV Full Time”

  1. Dad says:

    Wow! $58 and $72 per month for gym expenses sounds high. Whatever happened to using the “free 7-day trial membership” at different health clubs, a different one each week? Probably what happened was that you took too much advantage of those offers at your previous stops and the health clubs were getting mad so they put out a nationwide alert to all the other health clubs warning them that there was a guy riding around the country in an RV and they should discontinue their free offers until after you leave town.

  2. Joshua says:

    Thanks Tommy! Great blog!!!

  3. Aaron says:

    Just wanted to say that I enjoy your blog and wish I was in your shoes! Enjoy yourself for the rest of us!

  4. Joe says:

    Contract labor- thats me!

  5. B says:

    Haha ya it’s not like you are living cheaply. You like to eat and drink well! Stop in Vegas if you get a chance.

  6. Patrick says:

    You should create a category exclusively for alcohol. I would venture that it would be approximately 80% of your costs.

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