Thursday, 4 September 2014

Expenses June 2014


Expenses June 2014

For June 2014, I recorded all expenses on paper (I do so every month), and typed into my computer and processed the data (that's why it's published only now, in September, processing took so long).

In June, I stayed in Bangkok most of the time with one trip to Pattaya 2 nights and one trip to Buriram 2 nights and Roi Et 2 nights. That is how I typically spend my months (but now increasing time spent out of Bangkok other than Pattaya, two trips of 4 nights each per month).

Total 45434, major expenses as following:

Moneyboys 8200 (only direct payments, if you add off fees and drinks in bars it's about 10,000)

Rent 8000
Trip to Pattaya (3 days, 2 nights) 6209
Trip to Buriram (3 days, 2 nights, meet friend) 4122
Food (Thai street food, breakfast in my room) 2954.5
Food (luxury, European food in restaurants, sweets) 2914

Other 2401
Trip to Roi Et (3 days, 2 nights, alone) 1940

Massage 1650 (3 massages)
Electronic devices 1590
Electricity 1582 (for May, for June will be similar)

books 970 (4 books)

Lend to friends (but will never get it back) 900 (500+400)
Fruit 820 (20 items)
Taxi 700 (10 trips)
Sauna 610 (4 places)
Clothes 519
Mobile phone (calling and data) 400
MRT 374 (9 trips)
Bus 275.5 (28 trips)
Drinks 198 (10 items) (when out traveling, could be avoided by taking water with my, but then I would have to carry it and it wouldn't be cold) 
BTS 149 (3 trips)
Tuktuk, mocy, BRT 75 (1 trip each)

Don't wonder if it doesn't add up. Most travel and food are only for me, but some include paying for Thai friends. Food, drink, travel, accommodation for trips to Pattaya, Buriram, Roi Et is not counted twice, but money spend on boys is.

The shocking revelation is that moneyboys is the most expensive item in the list, who would have thought, for me it came as a surprise, and that alone justifies making such a list.

My target was to live on less than 30,000 Baht per month (1000 per day, after rent and electricity and mobile phone 700 per day left). I clearly missed that target. What to do now? Stop entertaining money boys? Raise my target? Walk more instead of taking taxi? Ask my readers for donations?

Detailed expenses in chronological order:
Breakfast mostly in my room between 10 and 12, dinner between midday and 6 pm, lunch between 6 pm and midnight, sometimes second lunch. I have between 2 and 4 meals. Dates are between getting up and going to bed, if I spend money after midnight it is under the previous day.

Sunday 01.06.2014 total 2270.50 THB
40 MRT to Kamphaeng Phet
65 lunch
450 book Chicago Architecture and Design (Larson, Pridmore) Chatuchak market
250 book Louis Sullivan and the Chicago School (Frazier)
200 top up mobile data SIM
118 two boxer shorts (camouflage black/grey/white, camouflage navy digital)
350 massage 1 hour oil
500 tip (no extras, old friend)
160 sauna 39 underground
6.50 bus line 29 to Hua Lampong
20 cute boy at Hua Lampong
10 bus line 4 aircon to Sathorn
101 food shopping (most of that is for breakfast in my room)

Monday 02.06.2014 total 8090 THB
8000 rent for June
90 dinner with friend

Tuesday 03.06.2014 total 1780.50 THB
120 lunch
6.50 bus line 4 to Saphan Phut
17 drink
Free exposition about Silk
45 drink
Free entry Museum of Siam
15 watermelon
20 drink
14 bus line 48 air to MBK
13 bus line 76 air to Silom
60 dinner
10 shopping dentyne ice
400 massage 1 hour oil
1000 tip
60 tuk-tuk home (one of the very rare occasion I go by tuk-tuk, but there were few free taxis and it started to rain, so I offered what I would usually pay by taxi)

Wednesday 04.06.2014 total 2994.50 THB
6.50 bus 47 to MBK
355 lunch 95 drink 20 tip Pizza Hut MBK
1590 headphones Bluetooth
82 food shopping butter
18 drink
28 BTS to Chong Nonsi
100 mangosteen 3 kg
60 petrol for mocy of friend
20 drink
500 BBQ pork with friends
60 sweets
60 petrol

Thursday 05.06.2014 1476 THB
500 for friend (actually I just lent him the money, but it’s not the first time, I will not get it back)
100 mobile phone data SIM
40 MRT to Kamphaengphet
277 bus to Nong Ki (Mor Chit 2 to Surin)
320 hotel
110 dinner (for two)
29 Lay’s original
100 dinner (2nd dinner, for two)

Friday 06.06.2014 total 3170 THB
320 hotel
60 breakfast (2)
20 drink for friend
240 entry Panom Rung (Farang 150 + 3 Thai 30 each)
60 (4x15 water 600 ml)
150 lunch (for four)
304 dinner 16 tip
1000 driver with car
1000 for friend

Saturday 07.06.2014 total 597 THB
92 breakfast (2)
60 van from Nong Ki to Buriram
20 watermelon
90 bus Buriram to Roi Et
35 lunch
300 hotel
Dinner invitation

Sunday 08.06.2014 total 661 THB
300 hotel
35 breakfast
25 bus Roi Et to rural road that leads to Wat Pa Non Sawan
100 donation at wat
27 icecream
40 donation (4x10)
12 drink
70 cake
12 drink
40 dinner
18 drink

Monday 09.06.2014 total 809 THB
100 donation at Wat Pa Kung
200 for friend for driving
410 bus ticket Roi Et to Bangkok
10 sandwich at bus station Roi Et
15+35 cookies at bus station Korat
14 bus 77 air Saphan Khwai to Lumpini/Silom
25 bananas

Tuesday 10.06.2014 total 2165 THB
120 lunch at moonhouse Tom Kha Gai
20 for beggar
400 massage 1 h oil Lomchoey
1000 tip
600 dinner (390+140+17.7%+tip) Bolognese Narathiwas Soi 7
25 toast
1 found (but not in total because not an expense)

Wednesday 11.06.2014 total 1818 THB
40 lunch
18 water 1 cbm May
1582 electricity 226 kWh x 7 THB for May
100 mobile top up
8 bus 115, 10 mocy
10 food
14 bus 8 air, 36 MRT
25 food shopping

Thursday 12.06.2014 total 290
50 lunch
240 dinner (2)
(1 found not in total)

Friday 13.06.2014 total 684.5 THB
8 bus 74 to Centralworld
(friend pays lunch)
5 toilet
240 cinema Scala Maleficient (2)
(friend pays bus 74 back to Sathorn)
30 Litchee 0.5 kg
70 durian
42 dinner
6.5 bus 47 to Saranrom
170 dinner 20 tip in City Walk (wait 30 min for food!)
90 taxi back to room

Saturday 14.06.2014 total 590 THB
8 bus 115 to Siam Park
15 drink
70 lunch
5 toilet
20 boat at Kwan Riam Floating Market
13 bus 113 to The Mall Bang Kapi
90 Seed Internet and gay cruising
64 dinner (2)
20 pineapple
54 sticky rice with mango
171 shirt Kool (reduced from 285)
8 bus 182 to Union Mall
16 drink
36 MRT

Sunday 15.06.2014 total 3423
(bus 46 free)
20 sandwich at Ekkamai bus station
124 bus to Pattaya
10 song thaeo to dolphin roundabout 
10 song thaeo to Walking street
499 room at Marina Inn
320 pizza 95 drink 5 tip
130 drink Kawaii 20 tip
160 drink New Lucky 7 20 tip
220 drink Wild West Boys
100 tip boy
500 off boy
1000 tip short time
30 snack
60 drink 110 drink for boy 10 tip Gurke

Monday 16.06.2014 total 2589
499 room at Marina Inn
500 tip for boy
50 lunch
(drink invitation in Central Festival Pattaya Beach)
150 haircut
115 drink 5 tip Eros
60 apple juice for me 110 whisky (?) for boy Gurke
100 tip boy
1000 tip boy

Tuesday 17.06.2014 total 237
40 lunch
10 song thaeo to Jomtien
134 bus to airport
25 van to On Nut BTS
8 bus 46 to Klong Toey
20 food shopping

Wednesday 18.06.2014 total 324
34 MRT to Ladprao
(1 found not in total)
8 bus 92 to Bangkapi
86 dinner
50 green grapes 0.5 kg
30 noina 0.5 kg
20 bananas
13 bus 145 to Central Ladprao
16 drink
36 MRT to Klong Toey
31 washing powder

Thursday 19.06.2014 total 1180
30 laundry
600 Thai friend
20 print 2 pages A4 black/white 5 Baht each plus 10 Baht for computer at Malaysia hotel
530 dinner (Italian, 410 food 40 water 10% 7%)

Friday 20.06.2014 total 495.50
80 MRT to Kamphengphet (2)
240 lunch (2)
84 BTS to Sala Daeng / Chong Nonsi (2)
5 BRT to Nara Rama 3
6.5 bus 180 to Central Rama 3
15 watermelon
30 ciabatta bread
35 dinner

Saturday 21.06.2014 total 378
120 lunch
8 bus line 4 to Wongwian Yai
60 Hawaii Cinema
120 entry EDOK sauna
70 taxi to my room

Sunday 22.06.2014 total 1323
8 bus 4 to Wongwian Yai
6.5 bus 7 to The Mall Bang Khae
20 pineapple
38 cake (instead of luch)
200 entry Fantasia Lagoon water park
20 locker 20 towel 10 rubber cap
13 bus 84 to Krung Thonburi BTS
37 BTS to Siam
325.5 dinner (220 food, 90 drink, 5% service)
230 underwear (2 times 90 discount from 100, one time 50 already discounted)
15 drink
50 taxi to room
20 beggar
60 taxi to Surawong
150 entry DJ station
50 dinner
50 taxi to room

Monday 23.06.2014 total 4439
2400 translation
50 lunch
50 taxi to Thanon Chan
50 taxi to Suan Plu
250 entry swimming pool (5)
20 Lay’s
270 dinner (5)
100 durian
54 mango (40 / kg)
25 mangosteen 1 kg
50 pomelo
20 banana
100 taxi/bus for friends (2x20 bus 141 to Rama 2, 60 taxi to Thanon Chan)
1000 tip boy

Tuesday 24.06.2014 total 1115
400 (for friend for tuition fees, return in July)
(270 print 18 pictures 4x6inch 15 Baht each, not in total, will get money back from friend)
120 lunch moonhouse
(0.25 found)
25 toast bread
8 bus line 115 to Ramkhamhaeng
10 dentyne
69 dinner 10 drink
20 bus 137 air (2)
240 entry Muffil Sauna Ladprao Soi 113 (2)
130 taxi
83 food shopping

Total 42896.5

Wednesday 25.06.2014 total 902.5
500 tip for friend
60 lunch (2)
8 bus 115 to Silom
(3997 exchange to USD 123, for trip to Cambodia not in total)
(about 22000 camera Sony RX100Mk2 not in total)
(100 found)
109 dinner 39 drink Siam Square
6.5 bus line 47 to Sathorn
90 drink 10 tip Maxi’s
30 dinner
50 taxi back to room

Thursday 26.06.2014 total 422
(0.25 found not in total)
36 MRT to Ladprao
8 bus 122 to Bangkapi
50 cookies
50 lychee
50 grapes 0.5 kg
56 noina (3 pieces, 70 / kg)
20 banana
85 dinner
(280 from friend for pictures not in total)
15 bus 145 aircon to Central Ladparo
16 drink
36 MRT to Klong Toey

Friday 27.06.2014 total 321
11 bus 507 air to Sam Yan
270 books (Tip Führer Bangkok 5. Auflage 2007, reduced from 450)
40 dinner

Saturday 28.06.2014 total 836
30 dinner
114.5 cookies
91.5 food shopping
600 friend

Sunday 29.06.2014 total 48
8 bus 74 to Silom
(drink Telephon invitation)
40 dinner


Sunday 30.06.2014
not included, trip to Cambodia

Copyright 2014 ChristianPFC

4 comments:

  1. I used to be very thrifty when I was traveling in Southern Europe and Northern Africa, but find as I get older that I enjoy more of a degree of luxury along with the travel. Yet, those old days of watching what I spent and trying to save remain one of the best times in my life. I hope when you look back in 30 years from now that you will feel the same. I enjoy your reports, but do wonder why you are in Thailand where you have to tip the boys. At your age I am surprised you don't take advantage of the good looking young Asian boys that are all over Europe where you would not have to pay at your age.

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  2. No health insurance ?

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  3. It's not so much being thrifty, I just want to know where my money goes. And now I know that monthly ticked for bus/MRT/BTS wouldn't save me money.

    I have problems finding my type for free in Thailand, that's why I entertain moneyboys here. There are cute Asian boys in Europe, but finding one who likes me is close to impossible.

    I have a holiday health insurance that covers up to 56 days abroad, so now I am without health insurance.

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  4. Yes you should ask readers for donations

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