April Expenses – $1413.09

Here is a breakdown of my expenses for April.


April’s expenses were a little higher than normal.

Entertainment expense was for one month Amazon Prime subscription, one month Hulu, and one month Netflix.

Rent was $115 for our apartment in Chiang Mai.

My transportation expense consisted of $5.40 for gas, $5.45 for local transportation, and $8.14 to get a dead motorbike battery charged.

My food expense was $298.86. That is divided between $112.62 for groceries and $186.24 for restaurants. That is about normal for when I’m staying in Thailand. I’m for food for 2 people plus my wife buys a lot of non-food items at the grocery store which I usually don’t bother separating out to their correct category.

I paid $49 for the annual fee on my IHG credit card. The card gives me one free night a year, so it is a good value. I spent $22.83 on taxis and Ubers getting to and from various airports.

Utilities came in at $96.93. This was for electric in the U.S. I didn’t get around to paying my internet bill until this month. Next month’s total will include 2 months internet.

The household expense was for a haircut, new shoes, postage, and various other items.

I provided $92.44 of support to my wife.

I spent $587.57 on visa related expenses. The biggest part of this was $307.28 for the required medical examination for the visa. The only approved facilities for the medical examination are in Bangkok. Thus, it was necessary to pay for roundtrip airfare from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and 2 nights hotel.

This month’s expenses will probably be a little lower since I am back from Thailand. How was your month?

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