Retire Early. Travel the World.
Last updated: October 2019
It has now been 7 full years since we left the working world behind and leaped into a life of travel and adventure.
Our plan was to save at least 25x our desired cost of living, with children, in our then home of Seattle. We then set off to see the world with the idea that we would continue to LBYM (live beneath your means) so our investments could continue to grow.
In 7 years we have spent an inflation-adjusted (2019$) $526,409, for an annual average of $75,200, or approximately $200/day.
This includes all expenses: housing, transportation, food, taxes, health insurance, medical care, etc…
Blog income & expenses are reported separately.
Based on the 4% Rule, spending $75k per year requires a portfolio value of at least $1.9 million. (25 * $75k = $1.9kk)
See our Annual Reports for more details about our travels and adventures, and how much they cost:
2013: $38,996 (see our full 2013 annual report.)
2014: $59,086 (see our full 2014 annual report.)
2015: $56,900 (see our full 2015 annual report.)
2016: $72,002 (see our full 2016 annual report.)
2017: $93,648 (see our full 2017 annual report.)
2018: $89,000 (see our full 2018 annual report.)
2019: $95,000 (estimated)
* numbers are actual spending for the year (not inflation-adjusted to current date.)
Everything we are doing is repeatable. Whether you want to plan a 5-star travel life, you intend to slum it, or you just want to participate in the popular sport of fiscal voyeurism, our spending data is on full display. Hopefully, it will help you plan a life of travel and adventure.
It’s a small world. We hope to see you out there
Jeremy, Winnie, & Julian
Go Curry Cracker!