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Costs vary widely between cruisers depending on lifestyle, budget, and cruising areas.  Here is a yearly average of our expenses over a 2 year period in the Caribbean and the South Pacific in 1994.

 

Category

Average

Food, including restaurants

$ 8,000.00

Miscellaneous

$ 7,100.00

Phone/Mail/Internet

$ 2,400.00

Travel and tours

$ 2,300.00

Boat Insurance

$ 2,200.00

Maintenance

$ 1,800.00

Marinas

$ 1,800.00

Medical Insurance

$1,100.00

Photography

$ 850.00

Entertainment

$ 700.00

Medical

$ 600.00

Publications

$ 350.00

Clothing

$ 200.00

Fuel

$ 200.00

Government Fees

$ 200.00

$ 29,800.00

 

Not Included:

Some costs are so unique to individuals that they have not been included, such as:

  • Life Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Investment costs
  • Trips home
  • Serious medical treatments or emergencies
 
 

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