January by the numbers.


Ahhh, if only every month could be as frugal as when we are in the Bahamas.

In January we moved through Eleuthera and into the Exumas.  It was a VERY inexpensive month, even with a quarterly life insurance payment and a few annual subscriptions paid up front.  We’ll see what next month brings.

Here we go:

Days under way: 14

Nautical miles covered: 140.76

Nights at anchor: 31

Number of countries: 1 (Bahamas)


Groceries/Non-food Groceries/Alcohol: $279.94

Gasoline/Diesel: $63.03 (filled our jerry jugs in Staniel Cay – won’t need to do it again until we get ready to leave)

Cell data, iCloud storage, and Garmin inReach subscription: $251.76 (This is high.  We are keeping our AT&T account in the U.S. active while we are away, plus we are paying for a Skype number and a plan with Aliv.)

Restaurants/Entertainment: $11.70

Medical: $16.12

Laundry: $9.00

Subscriptions: $213.26 (New York Times, Microsoft, etc.)

Quarterly Life Insurance Payment: $220.75

Random Items: $61.15 (trash disposal, etc.)

Total: $1,126.71

2021 Monthly average: $1,126.71

2020 Monthly average: $2,758.15

2019 monthly average: $3,457.97

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

Monthly average since starting to cruise: $3,227.03

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