Today marks the halfway mark of my 6-7 (originally 6-12) month journey. So let’s go through some of the highlights and statistics of my trip.
First, let’s start with the most important one, how much money have I spent? It’s kind of a complicated answer but in short, I’ve spent approximately $950 (AUD) a month excluding initial flight ($200) and travel insurance ($400 for 7 months). The way I’ve calculated this number is quite inaccurate as I haven’t been diligent enough to keep a spreadsheet. I started by calculating $12000 minus the remaining balance in my Asia 10k Target account and then I added the $800 I have in cash and added $1000 from my ING Everyday Account (good for transactions inside and outside Australia). I took that number and divided it by 3.5 months.
That number doesn’t include the $5000 in baht that I have in my wallet and the amount also doesn’t include any other money in other accounts that I may have used for various reasons but on the whole, I’d say it’s a pretty fair representation of what I have spent (this includes my credit card).