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Expenses

Many people anticipating their own cruise wonder about how much it will cost them to do it.  We also wondered, so we put it here for your information.  We don't stay in marinas much and we don't eat out a lot but some cruisers will spend even less on dockage and restaurants than we do.  Those with newer boats may spend less on maintenance

 In cruising expenses we track the cost of cruising or living expenses since we began our cruising.  We are on a limited budget, so this will help us to monitor our expenditures and limit those areas that are possible.

 Any expenses we have paid to cover multiple months (e.g. boat insurance costs, medical costs, and some communication expenses)  have been pro-rated on a monthly basis.

Grocery expenses vary from month to month since many provisions are purchased to cover multiple months.

2012

Category Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan
Boat Insurance - - - - - - - $ 250 $  250 $  285 $  285 $  285
Boat Maintenance - - - - - - - 669 53 120 79 490
Charts - - - - - - - - - - - -
Communications - - - - - - - 78 91 121 96 96
Customs - - - - - - - - - - - 21
Dockage - - - - - - - 139 139 128 121 150
Entertainment - - - - - - - 40 88 60 40 142
Fishing Supplies - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fuel - - - - - - - 236 716 143 46 326
Groceries - - - - - - - 615 758 941 780 621
Laundry - - - - - - - 30 15 37 13 8
Medical - - - - - - - 429 429 429 502 434
Other/Lodging - - - - - - - - - - - -
Restaurants - - - - - - - 286 86 47 88 117
Transportation - - - - - - - 30 16 14 17 68
Water - - - - - - - - - - - -
Grand Total                $ 2,802 $  2,641 $  2,325 $  2,067 $  2,758



 

2011

Category Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan
Boat Insurance $  285 $  800 $  285 $  285 $  285 $  285 $  285 $  285 $  285 $  285 $  285 $ 285
Boat Maintenance 157 5,584 37 755 402 735 75 710 433 464 281 129
Charts - - - - - - - - - - - -
Communications 163 60 98 98 48 72 60 83 123 111 60 122
Customs 85 - - - - 8 97 54 - - 90 315
Dockage 234 947 516 499 516 219 10 98 68 30 - 89
Entertainment 53 - - - - 7 52 24 202 229 54 31
Fishing Supplies - - - - - - - - - 31 37 8
Fuel 447 103 - - - - 222 582 62 305 446 642
Groceries 1,043 648 - - - 81 243 964 872 447 1,006 460
Laundry - 17 - - - 18 - 22 11 - - -
Medical 458 435 429 429 429 443 387 380 385 380 412 391
Other/Lodging - - - - - 70 - - - - -
Restaurants 48 230 - - - 118 20 255 172 238 100 62
Transportation 6 70 0 - - 15 - 8 54 23 120 10
Water - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
Grand Total $  2,978 $  8,893 $  1,365 $  2,066 $  1,680 $  2,071 $  1,451 $  3,466 $  2,667 $  2,543 $  2,891 $  2,544
 

2010

Category Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan
Boat Insurance $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304
Boat Maintenance 967 2,156 969 2,701 1,736 1,466 995 284 16 14 1,985 24
Charts - - - - - - 37 409 - - - -
Communications 162 84 82 85 85 69 69 102 86 72 65 100
Customs - 28 - - - - - 234 59 16 - 7
Dockage 364 383 204 187 213 213 395 322 76 134 452 42
Entertainment - - - - - - - 98 - 81 50 91
Fishing Supplies - - - - - - - - 33 23 - 16
Fuel 345 186 8 20 - - - 1,158 41 222 9 435
Groceries 311 1,080 301 37 - - 155 353 333 545 583 539
Laundry 24 11 - - - - 6 6 6 2 28 -
Medical 639 380 380 380 380 380 339 351 372 339 416 339
Other/Lodging - - - - - - - - - - 48 -
Restaurants 53 33 - - - - - 236 67 37 155 56
Transportation 10 13 - - - - - 16 7 22 199 5
Water 10 - - - - - - - - - - -
Grand Total $ 3,170 $ 4,638 $ 2,228 $ 3,695 $ 2,699 $ 2,413 $ 2,281 $ 3,854 $ 1,381 $ 1,811 $ 4,294 $ 1,958
 

2009

Category Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan
Boat Insurance $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304
Boat Maintenance 91 765 195 581 239 133 583 1,499 - 65 - 1,260
Charts - 45 - - - - - - - - - -
Communications 75 107 95 106 115 122 133 130 259 145 156 120
Customs 93 124 2 - - - 131 - 41 60 151 -
Dockage 117 104 432 515 - 425 490 302 - 2 5 28
Entertainment 50 8 23 - - 84 25 49 3 231 2 103
Fishing Supplies 31 - - 32 - - - 1 - - - -
Fuel 337 193 17 - - - 215 304 30 443 36 154
Groceries 534 206 786 181 - 69 420 705 67 1,173 196 143
Laundry 19 24 - - - - - 16 - 8 - -
Medical 339 339 339 339 317 215 215 226 215 215 215 215
Other/Lodging - - 183 - - 144 - - - - - -
Restaurants 71 56 292 - - 168 266 178 38 71 - 4
Transportation 49 15 141 - - 120 16 165 - 283 - -
Water - - - - - - - - - - 10 10
Grand Total $ 2,110 $ 2,290 $ 2,809 $ 2,058 $ 975 $ 1,784 $ 2,798 $ 3,879 $ 957 $ 3,000 $ 1,075 $ 2,341

 

2008

Category Dec Nov Oct Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan
Boat Insurance $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 304 $ 285 $ 285
Boat Maintenance 73 1,006 1,218 160 1,142 2,622 1,090 799 934 490
Charts 2 - - - 28 - 42 - - -
Communications 173 143 118 136 135 157 143 121 163 148
Customs 68 - 33 141 54 32 25 50 36 71
Dockage 60 168 1,126 117 15 30 50 132 47 15
Entertainment 100 203 697 8 86 340 42 154 171 419
Fishing Supplies - - - - - - - - - -
Fuel 18 497 5 41 41 39 437 342 22 340
Groceries 949 1,213 897 161 516 484 1,236 381 417 964
Laundry 41 - 12 18 - - - 25 15 10
Medical 215 215 215 237 214 215 216 215 200 200
Other - - - - - - - - - -
Restaurants 146 22 102 67 90 283 59 291 193 271
Transportation 808 - 215 2,262 44 4 66 122 - 102
Water - - - - - - - - 9 21
Grand Total $ 2,957 $ 3,771 $ 4,942 $ 3,652 $ 2,670 $ 4,510 $ 3,709 $ 2,936 $ 2,492 $ 3,336

 

2007

Category Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan
Boat Insurance $ 285 $ 285 $ 735 $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 285 $ 161 $ 161 $ 161
Boat Maintenance 491 680 2,445 192 39 497 56 560 466 266 508 133
Charts - - 12 124 189 5 - - - 52 35 -
Communications 138 92 118 133 158 149 246 121 187 168 91 166
Customs 33 37 17 - 50 8 102 38 98 131 - 209
Dockage 319 - 854 823 488 632 57 112 461 154 335 56
Entertainment 12 89 316 - - 171 206 48 23 70 159 97
Fishing Supplies - - - - - 15 9 - - - - -
Fuel - 8 86 - - 21 206 504 246 250 181 658
Groceries 475 304 1,520 129 - 57 305 398 757 629 680 463
Laundry 21 14 13 - - 15 - - 25 21 19 24
Medical 200 200 319 200 200 198 198 198 198 224 224 224
Other 35 62 - - - - - - 69 - - -
Restaurants 197 231 495 - - 222 242 192 183 232 258 224
Transportation 75 21 123 - - 11 61 111 197 134 310 57
Water - - - - - 10 - 44 43 22 - 26
Grand Total $ 2,280 $ 2,023 $ 7,053 $ 1,886 $ 1,409 $ 2,295 $ 1,973 $ 2,611 $ 3,219 $ 2,514 $ 2,961 $ 2,498

 

2006

Category Dec Nov Oct Jul Jun May Apr Mar
Boat Insurance $ 161 $ 161 $ 161 $ 161 $ 161 $ 161 $ 161 $ 161
Boat Maintenance 884 906 306 819 1,659 330 26 -
Charts 14 194 72 - 163 - - 154
Communications 79 79 79 79 84 156 120 80
Customs 300 - - - - - 300 -
Dockage 167 149 260 524 634 60 119 73
Entertainment 10 32 - - 10 54 10 -
Fishing Supplies - - - - 16 - 82 -
Fuel 608 - - - 422 72 233 249
Groceries 318 1,807 - - 276 524 321 956
Laundry 35 - - - 22 40 21 16
Medical 224 - 2,029 224 224 261 224 224
Other - - 18 149 90 7 - -
Restaurants 177 - - - 205 344 214 -
Transportation 9 - - - 36 - - 46
Water 30 - - - - 12 44 -
Grand Total $ 3,016 $ 3,328 $ 2,925 $ 1,956 $ 4,001 $ 2,020 $ 1,874 $ 1,958