Costs of Full-Time RV Living
The overall costs of living and traveling in an RV can vary greatly depending on where you are, the activities you are doing, repair costs, your personal spending habits, etc. The variability is essentially the same regardless of your chosen housing arrangement. We track our spending via “PERSONAL CAPITAL” and publicly share it to help others estimate their potential expenses for life on the road.
Our expenses are posted by month and year. They include all of our costs except for health insurance as it is such a varied expense depending on your job status, age, location, income, etc. Our cost of this insurance has no relevance to anyone else so we are choosing to leave it out of the spreadsheet.
*Note – Includes all expenses incurred except for health insurance which we wish the details to remain private. 2017 YTD expenses reflect July-December 2017 .
Campground Fees – No expenses as we boondocked all month.
Communication – Verizon phone plan shared with family, unlimited data plan with AT&T and UPS mail box.
Entertainment – Expenses include our Netflix family plan and parking at a hotel near IAH while traveling to MN.
Food – Restocked pantry and refrigerator after spending a week in MN with family. We also purchased food while in MN for our family holiday get together.
Gas -Car/RV – Started the month in Winnie, TX and ended in Mission, TX. Soul gas amount includes gas expenses when in MN as we took a day trip to WI.
General – Majority of expenses were Christmas gifts for our children and grandchildren.
Laundry – One laundromat visit in Port Lavaca, TX.
License/Insurance – Full-time RV and tow vehicle insurance and licensing.
Utilities – One propane tank fill.