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  Our Allowance:  Cruising Costs

Sailors dreaming of cruising the world wonder if they can afford to undertake the adventure.  In determining if we could go on this sabbatical, we did our best to find out from others what they spent.  As you can imagine costs vary widely.  For the benefit of other dreamers, this page will identify our cruising costs. 

Predeparture Refit :
Item   Year 0
   
Charts   $900
Boat Upgrade $5,700
New Equipment $16,000
Innoculations $1,000
Total   $23,600

Trip Cost:
Item   Year 1   Year 2   Year 3   Year 4
               
Food & Pharma $4,816   $5,472   $4,069   $0
Entertain & Beer $2,922   $3,309   $5,494   $0
Fuel &Propane $4,087   $3,497   $3,482   $0
Permits & Charts $3,777   $1,256   $1,459   $0
Equip & Upgrade $6,255   $12,596   $11,913   $0
Phone & Internet $1,109   $839   $639   $0
Bus & Taxi $599   $2,764   $519   $0
Haul-out & Dock $1,861   $1,753   $1,463   $0
Insurance   $4,380   $4,380   $5,865   $0
Other   $1,667   $3,793   $2,723   $0
Total   $31,473    $39,659   $37,626   $0