Expenditure Breakdown 2013

Updated and corrected 05th December 2014. I have corrected an error where some values for Spain and Germany were transposed and tried to make the table a bit more readable!

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

  • (ferry costs quoted at the end of the table)
  • insurances – motorhome and breakdown (travel ins quoted at the end of the table)
  • 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 and commercial aires. If you want to wildcamp then you will save a considerable amount but will probably spend more on fuel hunting out suitable places to stay. Also our LPG costs are relatively low due to using electric hook-up on sites and some aires.

  Spain Feb-Apr 2013 Germany May-July 2013 UK Sep-Oct 2013
   
Average Euro Exchange Rate 1.15 1.14 n/a
   
No. of Days Away: 62 75 44
Number of Miles Moho: 1658 1958 904
Miles per Week Moho: 187 183 144
Miles per Day Moho: 27 26 21
Fuel – Diesel & LPG Usage
Litres of Diesel: 318 368 188
Gallons of Diesel: 70 81 42
Average MPG: 23.7 24.2 24.24
Litres of LPG: 53 97.63 11.88
Average Litres LPG per day: 0.85 1.3 0.27
Fuel – Diesel & LPG Costs £ £ £
Average Cost/litre of Diesel: 1.27 1.28 1.38
Total Cost of Diesel this Trip: 404.35 469.25 259.97
Average Cost/litre of LPG: 0.68 0.68 0.71
Total Cost of LPG this Trip: 36.13 66.31 8.42
Campsites/Aires/Stellplatze
No. of Nights on Campsites: 44 6 44
No. of Nights on Aires/Stellplatze: 11 66 0
No. of Nights Free Camping: 3 3 0
No. of Nights on Ferry: 3 0 0
Campsites/Aires/Stellplatze Costs £ £ £
Total Cost of Campsites: 603.97 87.02 741.60
Total Cost of Aires/Stellplatze: 95.65 560.18 0.00
Average Overnight Cost: 12.06 8.99 16.85
Breakdown of Weekly Costs: £ £ £
Food & Household: 54.37 53.29 62.46
Ov/night Stays – Campsites & Aires 84.44 62.92 117.98
Diesel: 45.65 43.80 41.36
LPG: 4.08 6.19 1.34
Tolls: 10.48 0.37 0.00
Wi-fi: 7.41 6.55 4.61
Wine: 6.06 2.43 1.27
Other non-food: 25.94 21.08 32.89
Expenditure per week: 238.43 196.63 261.91
Expenditure per day: 34.06 28.09 37.42
Expenditure per month: 1035.99 854.41 1138.06
Total Trip Expenditure in £s: 2111.72 2106.75 1646.48
Totals for 2013
Total days away: 181
Total cost for year in £s: 5864.95
Travel Expenses Not included in above Figures:      
Ferry Costs in £s: 954.00 164.00 n/a
Travel Insurance over 62 days in £s: 0.00 71.17 n/a

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