March 2016 Monthly Cruising Budget: Jamaica and Panama

12 Apr

satori swimming pool

For the month of March we came in under our $1400 budget! $17.82 under actually. I attribute our frugality this month to being anchored out in Guna Yala, Panama where there is nothing to spend money on. Also, a case of beer from the vegetable boat is $19, delivered! Compare that to $44 or $67 per case we paid in the Bahamas! Anyway, here are the totals:

Total spent: $1382

Health Insurance: $280

The Good, Bad and Ugly (non-essential spending): $237.41

Groceries: $108.08

Alchohol: $53.86

Boat Supplies/Cruising permits: $618.48

Cell Phone and Internet: $84.25

We didn’t buy any diesel or gasoline this month, so we will need to fill up once we return to Panama. Will will also need to re-provision the boat when we return.

As usual, here are the breakdowns of the individual categories. 

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Jamaican Flag (3.1.16)

$8.47

Marybells – 2 Beers @ Pool (3.1.16)

$4.24

 😉 (3.1.16)

$1.69

Market – ash tray (3.2.16)

$6.78

 😉 (3.2.16)

$1.69

Piggy’s Jerk Centre – Lunch & Beers (3.2.16)

$11.02

Marybells – 4 Beers @ Pool (3.2.16)

$8.47

Marybells – milkshake @ Pool (3.2.16)

$4.66

Bikini Beach – Lunch (3.3.16)

$22.88

Laundry (3.3.16)

$13.56

Ice Cream (3.3.16)

$5.08

Marybells – 6 Beers @ Pool (3.3.16)

$12.71

Marybells – 2 Beers @ Pool (3.4.16)

$4.24

Kuna – Mola (3.10.16)

$40.00

Bar Elephante in Lemmon Cay – Beers (3.10.16)

$6.00

Bar Elephante in Lemmon Cay – Beers (3.11.16)

$3.00

BBQ Island/Simon’s Place – Dinner (3.12.16)

$24.00

BBQ Island/Simon’s Place – Drinks (3.13.16)

$4.00

BBQ Island/Simon’s Place – Drinks (3.18.16)

$8.00

Kuna – Coke (3.25.16)

$1.00

Kuna – Lunch (3.26.16)

$16.00

Kuna – Beers (3.31.16)

$11.50

Linton Bay – Dinner (4.1.16)

$12.40

Linton Bay Dive Shop – Dessert (4.1.16)

 $6.00

 

 

 

Groceries
Market – 3 Jamaican apples & Bananas (3.1.16)

$2.54

Bakery – Loaf of bread (3.1.16)

$3.39

Market – Coconuts & pineapples (3.1.16)

$5.08

Supermarket – Laundry Detergent, Mac & Cheese, Syrup, Jerk Spice, Cookies (3.4.16)

$15.84

Market – Jerk Spice & 3 Green Peppers (3.4.16)

$5.08

Market- 3 Plantains (3.4.16)

$1.61

Market – 6 Bananas (3.4.16)

$1.69

Market – 8 Jamaica apples (3.4.16)

$1.69

Market – Coffee (3.4.16)

$12.71

Market – Grapefruit & Papaya (3.4.16)

$1.86

Supermarket – Seasoning (3.1.16)

$1.06

Kuna – Coconuts (3.10.16)

$10.00

Kuna – 5 bananas, avocado, 2 mango, 2 passion fruit (3.10.16)

$5.50

Kuna – Watermelon (3.12.16)

$2.50

Kuna Boat – Pineapple, 5 mangos, 5 oranges, huge papaya, 4 tomatos, 5 bananas, milk, 24 beers(3.18.16)

$33.50

Kuna – 3 plantains, 2 onions, three hot peppers, four limes (3.26.16)

 $4.00

 

Alcohol
12 Red Stripes (3.4.16)

$11.86

Kuna – 2 six packs of Balboa (3.12.16)

$9.00

Kuna – Six packs of Balboa (3.24.16)

$9.00

Kuna – 24 case of Balboa & liter of red wine (3.26.16)

 $24.00

 

 

Boat Supplies/Repairs/Etc.
Errol Flynn Marina – Anchorage 4 nights, Garbage, 35 Gallons Diesel (3.4.16)

$148.48

Panama Check In  – Immigration, Customs & Donation to Kuna Village (3.9.16)

$463.00

Panama Anchorage Tax –  Kuna Village (3.15.16)

 $7.00

 

We post these monthly budgets to show people that cruising can be done on a limited budget. We would love to hear what others are spending per month! Let us know in the comments below.

-LC

This article was syndicated from Cruising – Beautiful Crazy Happiness

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