Before our move, we struggled for a long time with the question: "Can you put a price on a good night's sleep?". I think I have found the right price tag. After sleeping years on hand-me-downs, I believed it was about time to get something decent as we approach life with 3. But the prices brought me nightmares instead of blissful dreams.
Last Updated on September 6, 2019 by Mr. FightToFIRE
In my previous post I talked about how I spend my time in Italy. It was a wonderful experience and had a great time with my girlfriend. This fun experience did cost a bit but how much?
When it comes to expenses, I was able to save a lot on one of the biggest expenses, accomodation, because I stayed together with my gf, her father and his partner. In both Venice and Rome we stayed in an Airbnb. Due to an incorrect booking we did have to stay one night at a quant hotel near Vatican city. All of the accommodations were airconditioned so the +30°C were very doable.
The total spend amount was 757.06 EUR. In the below table you can find a break down of all the expenses made over the course of the 6 days.
Italy trip expensesThis table gives a complete and clear overview of all the expenses I made during my 6 day trip to Italy. I visited Venice and Rome.
|Transportation (plane, train, metro, and (water)bus)||27.50+18.00+36.00+84.80+73.30+130.40+||370|
|Groceries||17.88 + 28.26||46.14|
The above table is a simple overview at the moment but will be improved in the coming days as I get more clarity through my bank statements.
It was worth every penny
Seeing this overview, it’s clear I wasn’t as frugal or cheap as originally intended. This holds especially true since I didn’t have to pay for my accomodation. I should have been able to save more.
However, I had an amazing time and was able to make a deeper bond with my girlfriend and her father.
We came out of this a stronger couple and that, to me, makes it worth every penny.