By , July 21, 2011 9:24 pm

Booyah!  It’s only Day 16 of our trip and we’ve already hit our budget goal:  $100 CAD or less per day.  Despite the fairly cheap costs in Mexico, it’s taken some time to make up for the roughly $700 airfare.

As of today, our trip has cost us an average of $99.91 per day!  This includes airfare and a few whopping expenditures like the Whale Shark tour in Isla Holbox ($141.08 CAD for the two of us) and today’s splurge tour to Uxmal/Kabah/Mayan Village out of Merida ($111.55 CAD).  We were going celebrate with champagne tonight (actually ice cream after today’s 36°C heat), but didn’t want to tip the balance back to being in the red.

If you want to check out more budget statistics, or just find our exactly how many times Ashley’s beaten Mike at crib (he swears the cards we bought in Isla Holbox are cursed), check out our Statistics page in the About section above.

Yes, I know, I am actually keeping detailed stats… once a math nerd, always a math nerd.

4 Responses to “On Budget! (And Introducing Our Stats Page)”

  1. I LOVE IT! The stats page is great. 2 weeks is not bad to make up the budget. Nice Work!

    So Mexico is good??

    • Ashley Lenzen says:

      Mexico has been amazing (except the food has sure played its toll on my stomach). From the beaches to ancient Mayan ruins, there’s so much to do here. It’s HOT, but we’ve mastered the art of the midday siesta. Our original plan was to land in Cancun and hop on a bus to Guatemala and we’re still here in Mexico on Day 17!

  2. Kris Koeller says:

    Very cool, I like these transparency posts that lay it all out. Well done!

    • Ashley Lenzen says:

      Thanks Kris. It’s been really interesting tracking our spending and things like meals eaten out vs meals eaten in. I think it’s going to help us stay on track when we hit the more expensive countries.

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