Expenditure Breakdown 2014

The costs below represent actual subsistence living costs on the road but exclude the following:

  • ferry costs – (we didn’t use any ferries this year)
  • insurances – motorhome and breakdown
  • motorhome maintenance
  • eating and drinking out
  • entrance fees

The above are very individual to your setup such as motorhome type and value, your age and health and how much you want to budget for non-essentials such as eating out etc. but it is very easy to take the figures below as a base and then add on your own estimate for the above.

Our highest single expenditure on all of these trips was on campsites with diesel and petrol coming second. We towed the Smart behind us this year as we stayed in the UK and whilst this had a negligible effect on mpg on the motorhome, there were the additional petrol costs for the Smart.

Interestingly, when you compare the monthly costs with our UK trip last year, they pretty much even out, so towing the car changed the experience rather than changing the overall costs.

Also our LPG costs are relatively low due to using electric hook-up on most sites.

  UK Mar-Apr 2014 UK Apr-Jul 2014 Scotland Sep-Nov 2014
   
Average Euro Exchange Rate n/a n/a n/a
   
No. of Days Away: 10 88 61
Number of Miles Moho: 174 1026 1283
Miles per Week Moho: 143 83 147
Number of Miles in Smart: 200 2499 2551
Miles per Week Smart: 140 201 364
Fuel – Diesel & LPG Usage
Litres of Diesel Moho: 36.37 208.30 264.67
Gallons of Diesel Moho: 8.00 45.82 58.03
Average MPG moho: 22.00 22.39 22.10
Litres of Petrol Smart: 15.90 194.42 195.36
Gallons of Petrol Smart: 3.50 42.77 42.97
Average MPG Smart: 59.50 58.43 59.37
Litres of LPG: n/a 53.71 24.66
Average Litres LPG per day: n/a 0.69 0.40
Fuel – Diesel & LPG Costs £ £ £
Average Cost/litre of Diesel: 1.36 1.36 1.28
Total Cost of Diesel this Trip: 49.46 284.31 340.72
Average Cost/litre of Petrol: 1.28 1.30 1.23
Total Cost of Petrol this Trip 20.35 251.89 240.39
Average Cost/litre of LPG: n/a 0.69 0.66
Total Cost of LPG this Trip: n/a 37.22 16.32
Campsites/Aires/Stellplatze
No. of Nights on Campsites: 10 86 61
No. of Nights on Aires/Stellplatze: 0 2 0
No. of Nights Free Camping: 0 0 0
No. of Nights on Ferry: n/a n/a n/a
Campsites/Aires/Stellplatze Costs £ £ £
Total Cost of Campsites: 175.45 1131.40 964.57
Total Cost of Aires/Stellplatze: 0.00 0.00 0.00
Average Overnight Cost: 17.55 12.86 15.81
Breakdown of Weekly Costs: £ £ £
Food & Household: 60.45 59.37 48.20
Ov/night Stays – Campsites & Aires 122.85 90.00 110.69
Diesel: 34.65 22.88 39.10
Petrol: 14.28 20.27 27.59
LPG: 0.00 2.99 1.87
Tolls: 0.00 0.00 0.00
Car Parks for Smart 0.00 3.71 1.60
Wi-fi: 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wine: 0.00 3.60 0.00
Other non-food: 0.00 19.95 31.29
Expenditure per week: 232.23 222.77 260.34
Expenditure per day: 33.18 31.82 37.19
Expenditure per month: 1028.45 967.99 1131.20
Total Trip Expenditure in £s: 331.76 2800.16 2268.59
Totals for 2013
Total days away: 159
Total cost for year in £s: 5400.51
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