January by the numbers.


We arrived in the Bahamas on January 7th and true to form, our spending has started to drop considerably.

We didn’t have too many unusual expenses in January.  We picked up a few last minute spare parts before we left Miami, spent a week in a marina in Bimini (which will be our last marina stay for quite some time), and filled up the diesel tank and jerry jugs in Staniel Cay for $5.20/gallon (which will be the last time we need to do that until we leave).  The only other outlier was the $300 in entry fees which allows us to stay in the Bahamas for a year.  Practically speaking, however, we anticipate leaving the Bahamas around the middle of May.

Here we go:

Days under way: 10

Nautical miles covered: 271.13

Number of States: 1 (Florida)

Number of Countries: 1 (Bahamas)

Nights at anchor: 23

Nights in a marina: 7


Groceries/Non-food Groceries/Alcohol: $271.63

Diesel/Gasoline: $130.00 (25 gallons at Staniel Cay, Exumas)

Propane/denatured alcohol: $44.80 (2 gallons of denatured alcohol)

Water: $27.85 (51 gallons at Staniel Cay, Exumas)

Medical: $14.34

Cell data, iCloud storage, and Garmin inReach subscription: $77.72

Laundry: $7.50

Restaurants/Entertainment: $122.73

Uber/Bus/Bimini Shuttle: $68.60

Subscriptions: $54.33

Marinas: $167.00 (one week in Bimini, Bahamas)

Life Insurance: $220.75 (quarterly payment)

Boat stuff: $213.72 (Explorer charts for iPad, spare carburetor and gasket for outboard, spare rebuild kit for galley foot pump)

Random: $407.12 (Bahamas entry fees, Turbo Tax, bank fee, marina tips)

Total: $1,828.09

2020 Monthly average: $1,828.09

2019 monthly average: $3,457.97

2018 monthly average (September – December): $4,465.95

Monthly average since starting to cruise: $3,599.27

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