January by the numbers.

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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

Expenses:

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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