Sunday, April 1, 2012

March 2012 Expenses

So, we have tallied our expenses for the month of March 2012. Before arriving in Nicaragua we had decided that March would be a "grace" month.  We allowed ourselves a settling in time with a few more luxuries than we will have in the months to come. We didn't keep track of all of the small expenses such as taxi fare, bus fare and eating out.  We will be including all of these items in the future.  The breakdown we have is as follows:

Alcohol 23.23
Food 174.28
Household 3378.15
Personal 6.01

Items charged in US$ the exchange was calculated at : 1.00145
Items charged in NIO$ the exchange was calculated at : 23.2838
Exchange rates were found at XE Currency Exchange as of April 1, 2012.

Household items included just about everything you can imagine when you are settling up house - coat hangers, garbage cans, furniture, curtains, plastic containers - you name it and it will be included in this total.

Personal items included a haircut (and tip) for Pat as well as some shampoo.