Week 42 (our last week) & Month 10 (our last month) in Korea!

To new readers of The Brat Experiment: Husband and I track every single Korean won that we spend (we’re currently living in South Korea) on a fantastic app called Money Lover. The app is synched to both of our phones and means that it’s very easy to see where all of our money goes (which is not always pleasant!). I then report on our weekly spending here and write up a summary of our spending for each month. You can check out other weekly spends and the monthly summaries in The Numbers section.

Total Explained…
Week 42 957 721 won  
Groceries 36 740 won Not much because we were eating out and having food bought for us a lot with it being our last week in Korea.
Eat Out 130 450 won And then we returned the favour…
Clothes 0 won
Alcohol 0 won
Once-Off 364 001 won 293 101 won on posting 5 boxes to New Zealand. The rest on polaroid film, batteries and earnings (Husband’s).
Bills & Fees 235 910 won The usual except we didn’t have to pay the building management fee and actually even got 44 000 won back from them! J Also it was basically double our normal cell phone fees to close out contracts… still not sure why!
Transport 12 900 won 4 taxis…
Gifts 55 220 won For people in Korea but mainly for people in South Africa…
Medical 25 600 won The dentist for Husband and I
Local Travel 62 900 won Heading to Seoul our last weekend in Korea… so low because we stayed with our wonderful friends in Seoul
Overseas Travel 34 000 won This was the taxi and bus to the airport from our friends’ house
Christmas 0 won

Week 42 total: 957 751 won

Necessary: 874 921 won (91%)

Indulgence: 82 800 won (9%)

So we spent a LOT more than usual… Let’s see how it all fitted into our plan for the month:

Week 42

So basically, we overspent by a significant amount. Thank goodness that we got another salary out of Korea PLUS our flights home PLUS a bonus – so all is not lost yet, dear Reader 🙂

Xxx