Random, cool Japanese people at the Lantern Festival in Thailand

Everything I Earned And Spent In 2012

 

2012 was my second full year being a self-employed vagabond, traveling around the world without flying while working from my laptop. I managed to visit ten countries during the year, starting in Budapest and ending up in Bangkok, all while tripling my income and only increasing expenses by fifty percent. Twas a good twelve months, ta-tee-ta-toe.

Regular visitors to Disrupting the Rabblement will know that I’ve been tracking all my income and expenditure since I quit my day job a couple of years back, and sharing detailed monthly finance reports with my email subscribers. Below I’ll share with you a summary of all my income and expenses from 2012.

2012 Expenses

Travel € 5,049 $ 6,657
Pubs, Coffee Shops, Restaurants, Take-aways € 3,448 $ 4,546
Housing and Utilities € 3,386 $ 4,464
Gifts and Donations € 3,210 $ 4,232
Business Expenses € 2,471 $ 3,258
Groceries € 737 $ 972
Books € 384 $ 506
Clothing € 231 $ 304
Miscellaneous € 2,133 $ 2,812
Total Expenses € 21,049 $ 27,751

Total Expenses in 2011: €13,691 / $17,517 (view my 2011 financial summary here).

2012 Income

Freelance web design € 12,806 $ 16,884
Sigma 6 project € 5,956 $ 7,853
$50 Blogs € 2,529 $ 3,334
Gifts and Donations € 2,047 $ 2,699
Affiliate Income € 769 $ 1,014
Google Adsense € 361 $ 476
A Course In Courage € 322 $ 425
Writing € 231 $ 304
Miscellaneous € 248 $ 327
Total Income € 25,269 $ 33,316

Total Income in 2011: €7,850 / $10,044 (view my 2011 financial summary here).

Other numbers of interest

Total cash and bank balances on January 1, 2012 € 3,868 $ 5,100
Total cash and bank balances on December 31, 2012 € 8,633 $ 11,382
Difference between those two numbers € 4,765 $ 6,282
Money spent per day in 2012 € 57.69 $ 76.03
Money earned per day in 2012 € 69.23 $ 91.28
Lowest earning month (April) € 953 $ 1,256
Highest earning month (November) € 4,859 $ 6,406
Most expensive month (September) € 2,962 $ 3,905
Least expensive month (May) € 1,075 $ 1,417

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