Finances: A Week In Macedonia ±$510

With my week in Macedonia behind me, it’s time to tally up the expenses. After a pricy (but extremely worthwhile) detour to Slovenia, I am hoping to keep the costs down in the final legs of my trip. As always, everything is converted to USD for ease of comparison.

Flight to Skopje: included in last week’s budget overruns (thank goodness)

AirBnB: $273 (includes an extra unplanned night due to flight issues)

Airport transport: $39 (not having access to reliable public transit to the airport hurts)

Food & Groceries: $111

Overnight trip to Lake Ohrid: $65 (includes hotel and ferry tour)

Day trip to Pristina, Kosovo: $22

Skopje sightseeing & local transport: $15

Grand Total: $510

I’m glad to see I got back on track with my spending. I’ll keep an eye on things for the next two weeks as well, but I’m not going to cut corners in the final hours of the trip just to save a few bucks here or there if it means missing out on something spectacular.


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American expat. University professor. World traveller. Dog lover. Eating and drinking my way through the Balkans for 7 weeks.

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