Our 2012 Budget By Month
Below you will find our personal RVing budget for 2012. It is based on past years' experiences and the knowledge that we will be traveling out west starting in the spring of 2012. Remember, we keep track of every single penny and we have zero debt.
We have set our 2012 Budget at $35,670. As we have mentioned many times, we believe that $3,000 per month ($36,000 per year) on average is a really solid budget for a moderate full-timing lifestyle for those that don't stay in one place for longer than a month at a time. We all full-time differently, so we all spend differently, but we hope our budget at least provides a good starting point.
For those that have the income, those that like to stay on the move, and those with RV or other debt payments it can be much more expensive. For those that don't have the income, those that like to workamp, those that like to boondock and avoid campground fees, and those that simply like to stay put for a few months at a time, it can be much less expensive.
Our experience has been that workamping saves us about $1,000 per month with reductions in expenses primarily in the campground fees, fuel, food, entertainment, and miscellaneous categories. So, if we planned to workamp six months a year, our budget would be in the $2,500 per month ($30,000 per year) or less range. With some sacrifice, we could get that down around the $2,000 per month range, but anything less than that would be really tight for us.
Check out the numbers below.