Finally sold my R NineT a month ago, so I can now calculate the actual cost of the Europe trip that I did a few months ago. Overall, I’ve spent less than I had originally anticipated, which gives me financial confidence for future trips in other countries around the world.
Outright costs, totaling $27153, categorised below in AUD, conversion rate effective on the 29/08/2018.
– Travel preparations: $3062. Includes air ticket, visa, insurance and currency conversion.
– Vehicle: $16693. Includes vehicle purchase, registration and insurance.
– Equipment: $2330. Luggage bags, apparel, tools, first aid.
– Food: $1100. Mostly servo grub and grocery items, nothing fancy.
– Accommodation: $492. Staying indoors when I really need it, at hostels and motels.
– Fuel: $2664. A total of 1085 litres consumed. The largest on-road expense.
– Tolls: $410. Includes vignettes and transit services.
– Sundry: $402. Miscellaneous items including toilet fees, haircut and traffic fines.
– Paid indoor accommodation: 7 nights (Total of $388.61)
– Friends’ homes: 11 nights
– Outdoor camping: 31 nights (5 nights on paid site to the amount of $104)
– Front and rear tyre replacement with Michelin Pilot Road 5 ($464 including labour)
– Oil and filter change, brake fluid top up, at approx. 12000km ($128 for parts only)
– Free major service, after completion of road trip
– Hungary: Failure to purchase e-vignette pass ($153.54)
– Switzerland: Travelling 2km/h in excess of 50km/h zone ($56.14)
– Excessive oil consumption. Cause determined to be related to prolonged riding in heavy traffic, aggravated by sweltering temperatures in Greece. Remedy: Top up oil reservoir and avoid idling the engine for an extended period. No repair needed.
– Sale of motorcycle ($12960)
– Sale of luggage bags: ($640)