Budget for France/Spain 2017-18

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So we decided to go back to Spain for January till March trip with the same budget figure as before €19 for camping €20 for food, €15 for spending, €550 for diesel and for tolls/tunnel €132 we planned to be away for 74 days making the total budget €4604

 

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

Diesel:        2182 miles at 25 mpg x 1.35per ltr           €530

Tolls/Tunnel                       132

Campsites:   73 × 19         1387 (using ASCI sites and Aires)

Food:            73 × 20         1460

Spending:     73 × 15         1095

Total:                                  €4,604

Summary of January to March trip

Although we had to return to the UK as one of our parents became  quite ill  we managed to still come inside our  budget at an Ave. spend of €48 per day inclusive of an extra spend of €650 on diesel and tunnel

 

Actual week by week

Week 11

Total Budget:     €245 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

10                         103          15              -117

Week 10

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

119.                     80.           10.               -169

Week 9

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

119                      147         4                  -108

Week 8

total Budget €378 (excluding diesel

campsites    Food    Spend    Diff.

119                  125       15           -119

we actually ate out 3 times this week

Week 7

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

119                     139           0               -129

We are now in our 3rd week at Peñíscola and spending is pretty static and we’re eating out twice a week as this is coming out at €25 a time

Week 6

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

119                     122           30             -107

Week 5

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

85                     112           13             -168

Back in Spain at back on target

 

Week 4

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

0                       44           20             -314

Our 2nd week home and the saving over the last 2wks. have nearly made up for the cost of returning home, so we’re nearly back on track

 

Week 3 (at home)

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

0                     81           179             -118

We were back home for this week so I took the opportunity to purchase a new solar panel controller and we also decided that if we were going to stay at a campsite for longer than 2wks. it would be better to purchase a little kitchen tent these 2 items cost £59 and £109 the tent being reduced from £257 bargain!!!

 

Week 2

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

95                     95           12             -176

Unfortunately we have had to return to the UK this week as my Mum has been taken I’ll, however I am going to continue the budgeting process for the duration of our original planned stay away just to see if we come in on target. Diesel to get the there and back cost approx.. €552 so we are now already that amount to the negative

 

Week 1

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

48                     78           32             -220

We stayed on aires on the way down to Spain.

 

This is the budget and actual for the our France & Spanish trip, autumn and winter 2017.  I have still allowed €19 for campsites but envisage we will come  under on this as we will be staying longer on the campsites and quite often you get 7 for 6 nights. 

The budget is £4265 or for the ease of budgeting €4,692 for 73 days conversation rate of 1.10

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

Diesel:        11 x 50           550

Tolls/Tunnel                       200

Campsites:   73 × 19      1,387 (using ASCI sites and Aires)

Food:               73 × 20       1,460

Spending:     73 × 15        1,095

Total:                                     €4,692

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Actual week by week

Week 10

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

55                        238            9             -75

this was our final week away so we stayed on aires on the way back hence the low campsite cost but we ate out every night so high food cost

Week 9

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

133                     151            39             -55

 

Week 8

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

133                     145            40             -60

we ate out 3 times this week but restaurant cost were lower and we raided the freezer twice

Week 7

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

119                      211           7             -41

We actually ate out 3 times this week so well and truly overspent on the food budget but still came inside overall

Week 6

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

119                      175           46             -38

Week 5

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

127                      84.            15               -152

We have spent an Ave of €51 per day  (including diesel,tolls and tunnel) and are now 1/2 way through our trip we are very slightly overspent on food but way inside in the spend column

Over the next 4 weeks we will be staying in only 2 campsites with one costing €17 and the other €19 per night

Week 4

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

76                         121         0.               -181

Really inexpensive week as we stayed on an Aire for 3 nights and didn’t eat out this week.

We are now at our furthest point on our trip and the cost in diesel has been €335  which is slightly more than I projected but this has mainly been motorway driving and we’ve Ave out at 25.7 mpg and tolls €105 , we’ll just have to see how much it costs to go back as the roads will be non motorway.

Week 3

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

91                         239.         12.            -36

we over spent on our food budget this week because when in Spain eat out and eat seafood so we ate out 3 times this was easily offset by the cost of the campsite (only €13 ) and not really spending anything

Week 2

Total Budget:     €378 (excluding diesel)

Campsites        Food      Spend        Diff.

112.                     123.         12.            -137

The campsite this was only €16 per night instead of the usual price of €19 as the lady cocked up our reservation so a good result, without wanting to buck the trend we didn’t spend any money.

Week 1 (1st wk is 10 days)

Total Budget:     €690

Campsites        Food      Spend        diesel      tolls/tunnel         Diff.

122                    231.         15.              192.           126.                       -100

This was always going to be a high week as the 1st/2nd  fill up of diesel and tunnel costs would need to be absorbed,the next 2 weeks will be lighter as hardly any tolls involved and no further diesel required until we reach Spain

 

 

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