Budget for Scandinavia

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This is the budget and actual for the Scandinavia trip. This time I have had to make allowances for Ferries and extra tolls through Norway. I have still allowed €19 for campsites but envisage we will come  under on this and that will 0ffset the high cost of diesel, ferries and tolls

The budget is £5185 or for the ease of budgeting €6117 for 81days conversation rate of 1.18

This is split down to the following (all in €)

Diesel:        11 x 118            1,300

Tolls/Ferries                          500

Campsites:   81 × 19             1,482 (using ASCI sites and Aires)

Food:           81 × 20              1,620

Spending:     81 × 15              1,215

Total:                                     €6117 

Actual’s

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Week1

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

76.                          122.      23.                  274.           -1

Week 2

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend      diesel         Diff.

116                       71.             19          109               -181

Week 3

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

117                       160       117                150              +48

This week we blew our budget primarily because I spent €40 on having the tyres changed over and we actually spent some money doing the tourist thing buying Artic circle products namely tee shirt for me hoodie for Sam and the obligatory sticker for the van

Week 4

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

88                          98             34            138                -146

we came well within budget this week as we wild camped for 3 days and dipped into our food supply’s as we predicted food is very expensive in Norway

Week 5

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

155                     117            123              186          +85

We spent a lot of money this week due to the cost of campsites with one site just below Nordkapp costing €32 and not really anywhere to wild camp in northern Finland, Nordkapp it’s self cost £54 but well worth the expense for the sheer experience of reaching the furthest you can go in western Europe also this week saw us enter Finland whilst food is cheaper campsites are definitely not with the ave. costing out at €25, however we are still within the budget we set ourselves so all’s good.

Week 6

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

48                         115               8              94                -231

this week was very much inside budget primarily because we used a car park in Helsinki which cost zero for 3 days and another in the countryside, we did however eat out twice which a 1st since we left Sweden

Week 7

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

121                     184            28                  81            -73

We actually had our 1st sit down  meal this week so food bill was a little higher than budget allows but  we didn’t spend any money so again one balanced out the other.

Week 8

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

72                         109            12               0                 -303

Costs were really kept down this as we wild camped for 3days and another 3 were on stellplatz, we used up some of our for reserves and didn’t have to buy any diesel, oh and of course as usual didn’t spend anything

Week 9

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

137                  142            32               42                -143

Good budgeting this wk with both camping and food coming on target and the usual spend under.

This was most probably the final fill up of diesel until we get to Calais. we have spent €1161 v/s a budget of €1300 averaging out at 26.5mpg

The bill for the  Norwegian tolls also came in this week at a reasonable €28 and we also spent a grand total of €515 on ferries and bridges I actually budgeted € 500 for this as a guesstimate so wasn’t to for out there as well

Week 10

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

75                          111        00               00                  -310

We stayed  on stellplatz all week and didn’t spend anything at all as we were ship watching instead of bird watching making it a really cheap week

Week 11/ final full week

Total Budget:     €496

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

96                          155        38               48                  -159

this is our final full week and as usual we have come under budget even though every day this week we spent on campsites actually relaxing and ensuring all the washing is up to date. I actually spent £30 on fans for the fridge to be fitted when I get back home as our next trip will be to hotter climates.

Week 12 last couple of days spent in Antwerp

Total Budget:     €160

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel         Diff.

20                          0.             0                    40                -100

This was our last couple of days of our trip and we again Jadie in Antwerp so we didn’t really spend anything apart from the stellplatz and and top up of diesel in Calais

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