Marco's expenses. The gearbox repair is not included in this graph.
Info for Dave is not available.
daily expenses - rough estimates (1996 prices)
|Gas (two cars)*
Food (4 persons)
(2*8,000 miles @24 MPG @$1.15/gal)/23 days
In this simple
calculation the fixed price of gas is set quite high. Gas was most expensive in California
and the bordering states where we paid between 1.10 and 1.20 per gallon. The price was
considerably lower in the eastern part of the country.
The price of lodging varied a lot. The motel Las Vegas was one of the cheapest places we
encountered. The room cost less than 30 bucks - and that even included breakfast! Some of
the pricier places were located in the middle of nowhere.
The amount spent on food fluctuated from day to day. Some days we ate at restaurants,
other days we lived solely on fast food.
the Diary (Epilogue).