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 – Expenses include stays at a COE park, LA State Park and fees for a month stay January 2018 in Donna, TX.
Communication – Verizon phone plan shared with family, unlimited data plan with AT&T and UPS mail box.
Entertainment – Big expenditure was airfare for our December trip to Minnesota for our family holiday. Other expenses were our Netflix family plan, parking in New Orleans, a ferry ride, a tour of the USS Alabama and a visit to a Gator Ranch.
Food – Produce prices were high this month, especially cauliflower and broccoli.
Gas -Car/RV – Month started in Ocean Springs, MS and ended in Winnie, TX with many day trips in the Soul.
General – Purchases included a cell booster, a portable screen tent, led light for our bathroom, Firestick for the bedroom TV and several dri-fit shirts we found on clearance.
Laundry – Laundromat in Ocean Springs, MS and at a state park in LA.
License/Insurance – Full-time RV and tow vehicle insurance and licensing.
Utilities – One propane tank fill.