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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Wife wants to do northern med coast and turkey. Hear nothing but horror stories about Med. so less encouraged. But maybe people only tell you those like Smack's BFS thread. In terms of budget would definitely break the 3k/m budget. Similarly scared of Atlantic coast of France. Personally be happy with US east coast, Caribe then S. Pacific ending in Thailand. We'll see. Its all just talk now. Still, saving and stressing to get me and boat up to speed for it.
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The original ObamaCare rant has been deleted. I'm sorry if that offends Outbound but it is not on to be posting a political rant in an On Topic thread. Other folk will respond and then it all goes off the rails.
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Think that's a great idea. Not offended at all. Sorry about it. Just flipped and ranted. My bad and my apologies to all.
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

To the subject at hand .... I'm enjoying both of the budget threads. Ok so this one is closest to the Wombat truth but the other too has its merits.

For Australians of course, as Mark noted, things have taken a turn fo rthe worse and we now need to find AUD1.20 for each USD but such it is. A bugger but to be expected I guess.

For us I fully expect that $3000 is probably close to the money. Our base plan is to spend a couple of weeks in relative isolation then a few days close to civilisation. We do like eating out but that is hard to budget for as we as much enjoy inexpensive Asian as we do anything else but then we also enjoy lots of anything else as well as inexpensive Asian. Pubs in Australian offer good food which with a nice bottle of wine and a couple of pre dinner drinks will set you back around AUD100-120 for two. Local Asian half that, fine dining double it and more.

On board we still eat pretty well. Yes there is a bit of Tofu and rice but that is because we happen to enjoy Tofu and rice. Most dinners would be meat, fish or poultry. Depending on season salad or vegetables, maybe pasta. We almost always have a bottle of wine with dinner, couple of pre dinner drinks and if it is turning into a late boozy old evening then we'll make a dent in a bottle of whiskey.

At this stage of the game we don't expect to cruise Europe though charter is not out of the question. Outbound .... when you say scared of parts of Europe is that scared of the weather or scared of the budget getting shredded ? I can understand both aspects but yes many parts of Europe can be very expensive when it comes to eating out though not so much for groceries and wine. Marina fees very high and in many places say, Iberia to Italy anchoring is not really an option in developed ports. New Shengen rules have upped marina fees in many previously cheap areas just outside the Shengen borders. I believe though that Western Med is still relatively inexpensive.

South Pacific and S.E Asia still the best place to be if you want to save your pennies.
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Right now being a newbie I'm scared of everything. . But fortunately the dream burns bright. I love the Azores. Was there on a research project and just want to go back. My limited understanding is the Med can be a dangerous piece of water to both your boat and budget. I have my brother in law living in Thailand and would like to visit. Best friend spends two months a year in Italy so it was also on the list. Had a few drinks with a cruiser who did north shore of Med. on a Bristol 54. Told me the mechanics and expense were a shock. Fees, preplanning and sailing were all difficult compared with his experience here and Caribe. Another on a Morris 46 also had a difficult time gong to Ireland/Baltic. Expenses were much greater than expected and difficult weather.Paulo may speak to this and maybe it why the French and other Europeans so dominant the blue water races now. Hate to say butttt... given how few of us there are in the big picture of things and how many good ports we have we are blessed. Even the east coast compared to the west ( except for the northwest) is easy to cruise.
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

I have always planned on spending half my time in the very "affordable" places. That keeps the costs down for the rest of the year. I could very happily live in Honduras, Malaysia, etc. for <$10 day for the two of us for all our food and drink, including as many restaurants ashore as we want. Assuming we were mostly anchored out, that would bank some money to spend the other half of the year in more expensive places.

Last time I was in Argentina, you could get two great steaks and a bottle of nice wine for < $10 in nice Buenos Aires restaurant. I wonder if it is still like that. It was for sure the travel deal of the century not too long ago.
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

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I could very happily live in Honduras, Malaysia, etc. for <$10 day for the two of us for all our food and drink, including as many restaurants ashore as we want.

Have you researched this recently? I was reading one of the "affordable" places to retire to articles the other day and a lot of the places we used to think of as being less expensive aren't anymore. And if anything the ones along a coast will price increase the fastest and the anchorages will increasingly be far from town.

A fairly given thing is that places where cruisers/boats like to go because the harbor is good will over time become more expensive as development happens.

I think you just have to be sure you have a good marina budget and plan to stay there a month or so (other than a 1 day stop) to get a good rate.
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

RD- ?How did you get there? Was going south along the coast of Brazil difficult?
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Have you researched this recently?
Noonsite says Honduras anchorages are still free. One of the keys to living cheap in the "developing" world is to avoid the popular places and get familiar with some small, less popular places. Another is to eat like the locals.

I am sure you can have a $30 meal no problem in the Bay Islands. You can also get Baleadas from a street vendor for $.50. In Panang you can eat a $100 seafood meal at any of a number of places, but there are also hundreds of places you can get one of the greatest meals of you life for <$1.50. Locals need to eat, and they are poor, so if you eat like them.... I realize this would not be to everyones liking, but I could eat Baleadas every day quite happily and Malaysian or Thai street food every meal for the rest of my life with glee.

I have not been to Honduras in a number of years, but looking online it looks like prices are much the same. I have been to Malasia and Vietnam recently, and you can still eat like a king there for $5/day per person.
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RD- ?How did you get there? Was going south along the coast of Brazil difficult?
I got there by Airplane Never been there (or anywhere outside the US) by boat. I doubt I would go there by boat either. Too cold for my tastes. I do have a friend who goes back and forth along that coast pretty regularly and he doesn't mind it. I did spend a week cruising on a boat down there, and it was super cool. I just took the fast route down and back.
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