Jane and Jim Durrant, early empty nesters envious of their daughters travels and inspired by friends Steve and Lynda (https://lsontourblog.wordpress.com), decided to quit their jobs, rent out their home in Auckland and tour Canada and the USA for a year. A mix of RVing, house sitting and a whole lot of fun, 18 months later returned home with a serious case of wanderlust. So phase 2 is an Australian road trip – stay tuned!
So this blog is mainly a travel diary so we can remember where we’ve been !
After 26 weeks travelling in Canada, here are our average living costs per week in CAD$, Not including set up costs and insurance.
The US costs are an average after 26 weeks of travel. We are really embracing the “less-is-more” lifestyle
|CAD$ pw||US$ pw||AU$ pw|
|Supermarket Food & household items, also incl eating out,||231||177||179|
|Gas / diesel||193||117||119|
|Entry fees, Sightseeing||52||41||41|
|Clothes and Accessories||62||52||46|
|Camp Fees, dumping, Laundry||33||38||47|
|Buses, trains, ferries, taxis, parking, tolls||28||19||22|
|Phone / data||18||10||6|
|Propane / LPG||7||5||8|
|Total average per week.||732||552||576|
Total CAD$19,024 over 26 weeks.
Total US$14,363 over 26 weeks (incl 3 day Bahamas cruise).