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THE ROUTE
Africa
Rest of the World

THE CREW
Expedition Contract
Travel Resources

THE VEHICLE
Land Rover Specs
Vehicle Documents

THE GEAR
Packing List
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THE FINANCES
Around-the-World Actuals
Panamerican Actuals

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Around-the-World Actual Expenses
(compiled by Sally deFina - trip Treasurer)

Your expedition budget will be an estimate - so plan to leave some "wiggle room" in case some costs are higher than expected. You'll have to have a budget put together if you are taking a crew. I've found it's always better to overestimate food and hotel costs. If things go better than planned, you can treat yourselves. If you get hit with some high repair bills or unexpected costs, you can make it up with a lot of pasta meals and camping/hostels.

On this trip I did not explicitly charge for vehicle depreciation... a mistake I corrected on the next trip. I use a benchmark rate of $100/day for depreciation, shared across all crew. This is based on $200/day Defender rental rate in Africa, adjusted downward to $100 to remove insurance and maintenance which is charged separately in the budget. You can also calculate depreciation based on the vehicle value at the beginning of the trip, versus a beaten up vehicle value at the end of the trip (higher km and older age).

Around-the-World Expedition
$US
Fixed Costs - Up front Budget Actual  
Campbell Irvine - Dbl Indemnity  $      2,720  $      2,720  
AA - Carnet Deposit + fee  $         847  $         497  
Camping Kit  $         979  $         979  
Spares  $         286  $         286  
Satellite phone  $         533  $         533  
Expedition Insurance  $      2,650  $      2,650  
Vehicle Insurance  $      2,647  $      2,260  
Total - 4 people  $    10,662  $      9,925  
       
Variable Costs - On the road Budget Actual Each (x4)
Shipping  $      6,790  $      8,853  $      2,213
Hotel/Lodging  $    11,200  $      6,610  $      1,653
Diesel (40k* 9litre/100km*$1/litre)  $      7,200  $      3,564  $         891
Transportation Costs (Tolls, Ferry, Bus, Train, Car Rental, Parking)    $      4,077  $      1,019
Food (crew of 4)  $    25,600  $      5,966  $      1,492
Maintenance/Repairs  $      4,000  $      4,776  $      1,194
Supplies/Customs  $      3,000  $      2,139  $         535
Sat phone charges  $         970  $      1,021  $         255
Total Visas (crew of 4)  $      8,400  $      1,473  $         368
Total Airfare (crew of 4)  $    12,000  $     10,713  $      2,678
Total Souvenirs/Gifts (crew of 4)  $      4,000  $         671  $         168
Total Entertainment (Movies, Drinks, Tours, Internet, Activities)    $     17,670  $      4,418
Total - 4 people, 12 months  $    83,160  $     67,534  $     16,884

Country Detail
$US
Category
Pre-Trip
Namibia
South Africa
Zambia
Malawi
Tanzania
Kenya
Ethiopia
Shipping $2,290.00              
Hotel   $197.75 $76.26 $27.14 $48.57 $36.57 $16.57 $316.13
Gas   $218.75 $78.38 $235.71 $77.14 $122.40 $105.17 $97.80
Transportation   $426.20            
Food   $5.07 $10.71 $54.13 $87.14 $35.43 $31.75 $285.88
Repairs       $474.60   $13.71 $133.25 $511.84
Supplies/Customs $135.13 $2.50 $3.63 $106.84 $42.50 $27.86 $125.82 $116.84
Telephone                
Visas             $28.05  
Airfare $1,810.00              
Gifts                
Entertainment $20.00 $21.25           $242.14
Grand Total $4,255.13 $871.52 $168.97 $898.43 $255.36 $235.97 $440.61 $1,570.63
Category
Sudan
Egypt
Jordan
Syria
Turkey1
Bulgaria
Romania
Hungary
Shipping                
Hotel $100.82 $372.34 $169.01 $62.00 $18.75   $73.08 $133.48
Gas $62.05 $22.82 $70.77 $6.70 $168.38 $38.10 $71.02 $77.22
Transportation $380.00 $280.00     $8.78     $7.01
Food $113.45 $331.81 $101.41 $5.60 $26.35 $81.43 $68.75 $137.12
Repairs $249.27 $56.47 $14.48   $207.92      
Supplies/Customs $72.73 $346.88 $99.32 $147.20 $15.41 $80.89 $17.51 $19.68
Telephone $62.00       $147.59      
Visas   $124.59     $45.00   $33.00  
Airfare                
Gifts $17.27 $20.00            
Entertainment $18.41 $266.59       $51.43 $10.16 $54.17
Grand Total $1,076.00 $1,821.50 $454.99 $221.50 $638.18 $251.84 $273.52 $428.68
Category
Slovakia
Austria
Poland
Latvia
Lithuania
Estonia
Russia
Finland
Shipping                
Hotel   $96.00 $117.75 $38.71 $64.00 $209.53 $219.04 $82.11
Gas   $33.87 $139.25     $55.00 $28.67  
Transportation $7.89   $10.50     $24.59 $1.67 $252.39
Food $47.22 $21.33 $143.75 $20.97   $142.47 $9.33  
Repairs         $65.90      
Supplies/Customs $0.96     $17.74   $12.00 $21.00  
Telephone                
Visas           $347.06 $114.40  
Airfare                
Gifts                
Entertainment   $115.20 $11.50 $98.39   $38.04 $2.10  
Grand Total $56.07 $266.40 $422.75 $175.81 $129.90 $828.70 $396.21 $334.50
Category
Sweden
Norway
Denmark
Germany
Holland
Belgium
France
Spain
Shipping               $717.41
Hotel   $359.86 $61.90 $198.14 $39.49   $46.85 $63.48
Gas $16.93 $80.74 $108.43 $86.06 $72.45   $70.46  
Transportation   $91.81 $67.26 $9.77 $28.23 $3.05 $33.84 $86.33
Food $29.91 $104.04 $91.79 $60.09       $37.03
Repairs                
Supplies/Customs   $6.92            
Telephone   $33.00   $100.00        
Visas                
Airfare         $920.00   $1,700.00 $550.00
Gifts                
Entertainment   $59.40 $3.57 $82.09        
Grand Total $46.84 $735.77 $332.95 $536.15 $1,060.17 $3.05 $1,851.15 $1,454.25
Category
Brazil
Paraguay
Argentina
Uruguay
Chile
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Shipping $202.82   $1,980.00         $1,540.54
Hotel $443.80 $18.00 $603.72 $59.57 $110.45 $56.62 $188.14 $136.63
Gas $102.65 $15.00 $385.48   $27.54      
Transportation $50.16 $7.50 $596.75 $156.70 $149.10 $57.50 $113.93 $10.50
Food $266.27 $30.38 $548.44 $189.80 $121.57 $79.49 $126.14 $245.73
Repairs $738.16              
Supplies/Customs $665.00   $19.50          
Telephone     $100.70   $12.99   $5.71 $9.00
Visas     $116.00          
Airfare             $1,505.08 $350.00
Gifts $9.39     $8.48     $35.71 $145.00
Entertainment $122.81 $1.88 $105.29 $80.91 $277.31 $63.38 $329.50 $2,473.00
Grand Total $2,601.06 $72.75 $4,455.88 $495.45 $698.96 $256.99 $2,304.22 $4,910.40
Category
Dubai
Singapore
Malaysia
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam
Laos
China
Shipping               $407.20
Hotel   $84.36   $30.31 $64.00 $49.00   $493.53
Gas               $304.40
Transportation   $79.89 $33.95 $111.38 $71.00 $33.47 $62.00 $109.16
Food   $144.69 $20.79 $254.69 $89.00 $65.28 $60.00 $460.56
Repairs               $13.43
Supplies/Customs       $1.19       $33.94
Telephone               $370.00
Visas   $111.98   $272.86 $20.00      
Airfare $631.70 $735.42   $1,379.62 $148.00 $480.30   $0.00
Gifts     $16.84 $4.76   $2.00 $8.46 $196.09
Entertainment $60.00 $145.20 $23.95 $4,937.10 $153.00 $187.00 $10.00 $7,181.07
Grand Total $691.70 $1,301.53 $95.53 $6,991.90 $545.00 $817.05 $140.46 $9,569.39

Category

Nepal

India

Pakistan

Iran

Turkey

Post-Trip

Grand Total

Shipping

 

 

 

 

 

$1,715.00

$8,852.98

Hotel

$130.97

$307.66

$96.67

$125.00

$113.57

$252.94

$6,610.28

Gas

$58.93

$89.84

$58.33

$12.07

$147.89

$217.80

$3,564.19

Transportation

$1.17

$5.11

$1.33

$2.86

$50.71

$653.70

$4,077.17

Food

$157.55

$211.62

$80.95

$82.23

$150.71

$496.28

$5,966.14

Repairs

$297.71

$50.00

$45.71

$1,904.00

$4,776.47

Supplies/Customs

 

$2,138.99

Telephone

$80.42

$62.00

$13.57

$23.53

$1,020.51

Visas

$180.00

$80.00

$1,472.93

Airfare

$503.00

$0.00

$10,713.12

Gifts

$53.33

$70.00

$64.29

$19.61

$671.24

Entertainment

$102.11

$155.91

$19.88

$57.57

$37.86

$50.98

$17,670.14

Grand Total

$1,008.87

$832.14

$360.50

$429.73

$1,127.32

$5,333.84

$67,534.15

 

 

 

 

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