One Month’s Living Expenses 2015: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Cost of living continues to be the most popular searched topic on In Nica Now and since it’s been over a year since we published an up-to-date expense report we thought it was time we do so.
Last month (April 2015) we diligently tracked every single cordoba we spent.
Our targeted monthly budget is $1400 USD. Total living expenses for the month added up to $1513.48 USD.
Below is a summary by category that shows where our cash went. Exchange rate is based on 26.7 cordobas per 1 USD.
For a more detailed in-depth look at our expenditures click on the link to view our daily spending.
We incurred two major expenditures this month that are NOT listed on our summary or our detailed expense report.
1. PASSPORT RENEWAL: 2 passport photos, 1 – 10 year passport. $230 USD
2. TRUCK REPAIRS: Diesel engine rebuild, injector & fuel pump service, purchase & installation of new clutch pump. $1700 USD
The truck repairs and passport renewal were done in Managua and therefore we made two trips (1 day trip and 1 overnight trip) to the city.
We were also without a vehicle from the beginning of the month through to April 24 and were using taxis as our mode of transportation.
This month was not at all a typical month of spending, but since we took the time to track all purchases and expenditures we still wanted to share the information with you.
We are tracking again this month and will have another expense report to share with you at the beginning of June.
You may also be interested in the following posts:
One Month’s Living Expenses: Leon Nicaragua
One Month’s Living Expenses 2012: Granada, Nicaragua
One Month’s Living Expenses 2012: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
One Month’s Living Expenses 2014: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Posted on May 12, 2015, in Cost of Living and tagged cordobas, cost of living, detailed expense report, Living in Nicaragua, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Expat, San Juan del Sur. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.