Expenditure Breakdown 2015

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

  • 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 for our trip in the UK and whilst this had a negligible effect on mpg on the motorhome, there were the additional petrol & parking costs for the Smart.

Spain-Portugal Jan-May 2015 Devon-Malvern Sep-Oct 2015
Average Euro Exchange Rate 1.34 n/a
No. of Days Away: 127 38
Number of Miles Moho: 2242 652
Miles per Week Moho: 125 120
Miles per Day Moho: 18 17
Fuel – Diesel & LPG Usage
Litres of Diesel: 432.42 145.51
Gallons of Diesel: 95.12 32.01
Average MPG: 23.57 20.37
Litres of Petrol Smart: n/a 108.24
Gallons of Petrol Smart: n/a 23.81
Average MPG Smart: n/a 58.82
Litres of LPG: 135.95 19.60
Average Litres LPG per day: 1.08  0.52
Fuel – Diesel & LPG Costs £  £
Average Cost/litre of Diesel: 0.96 1.16
Total Cost of Diesel this Trip: 415.20 168.41
Average Cost/litre of Petrol: n/a 1.09
Total Cost of Petrol this Trip: n/a 119.06
Average Cost/litre of LPG: 0.56 0.56
Total Cost of LPG this Trip: 135.95 10.96
Campsites/Aires/Stellplatze
No. of Nights on Campsites: 11 38
No. of Nights on Aires/Stellplatze: 108 0
No. of Nights Free Camping: 6 0
No. of Nights on Ferry: 2 n/a
Campsites/Aires/Stellplatze Costs £  £
Total Cost of Campsites: 133.28 537.85
Total Cost of Aires/Stellplatze: 455.66 0.0
Average Overnight Cost: 4.71 14.15
Breakdown of Weekly Costs: £  £
Food & Household: 42.88 44.58
Ov/night Stays – Campsites & Aires 32.98 99.08
Diesel: 23.07 31.02
Petrol: n/a 21.93
LPG: 3.89 2.02
Tolls: 2.23 0.37
Car Parks for Smart: n/a 11.07
Hire Car 11.37 n/a
Wi-fi: 0.33 0.0
Wine: 3.02 0.0
Other non-food: 18.03 28.78
Ferries 54.43 n/a
Expenditure per week: 191.24 238.85
Expenditure per day: 27.20 34.07
Expenditure per month: 830.99 1037.88
Total Trip Expenditure in £s: 3426.76 1296.64
Totals for 2015
Total days away: 165
Total cost for year in £s: 4723.40
Travel Expenses included in above Figures:
Ferry Costs in £s: 951.77
Travel Insurance over 180 days incl £s in ‘Other non-food’: 103.25