August 2019 Budget Report

August 2019 Trip Expenses-3

August was a busy month even though we only traveled half of it! We began our long term travels on August 13. We flew to Tokyo, arriving on August 14, where we spent an overnight layover. On August 15, we flew to Jakarta. We couchsurfed for 4 nights in Jakarta, then took the train to Yogyakarta. There we had an Airbnb for 2 nights, then couchsurfed 3 nights. Then 2 nights in Borobudur. Finally, a flight to Bali where we spent the rest of the month at a small hotel, where we will stay until September 30.

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Total trip related expenses: $723

Total days traveling: 18

Average cost per day: $40.17

Most expensive day: August 26 – $128

Cheapest day: August 17 – $4

Couchsurfing nights: 7

Paid hotel nights: 8

Hotel nights covered with points: 3

Amount under budget (to carry over to next month): $176

Points redemptions:

Flights on Japan Airlines (JAL) from Chicago to Jakarta with overnight layover in Tokyo: 120,000 American Miles + $117 in taxes that were covered by card statement credit

Hotel Mystays in Tokyo, 1 night: 13,687 Barclay Arrival+ Points

Train tickets from Jakarta to Yogkakarta: 10,050 Barclay Arrival+ Points

Airbnb in Yogyakarta, 2 nights: 10,479 Barclay Arrival+ Points

Flights on AirAsia from Yogyakarta to Bali: 25,077 Barclay Arrival+ Points

For those wanting to see a more comprehensive list of expenses, you can check out the table below:

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Rental Condo Net Income: $900

Airbnb Nights booked: 16 – including 4 before we left on our travels

Airbnb Net Income: $700

Referral Bonuses Earned: 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards

Other bonus points earned: 11,000 Hawaiian Miles

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