Being a former accountant, I can't help but keep track of every penny I spend! If you are thinking of going on the road, I hope this will help. Think about what you would spend for each catagory. For example, my biggest expense is health insurance. If you don't need that, your expenses may be much less. But if you want a big motorhome, your repair expenses will be much more.
To see my expenses for 2007 and 2008, click here.
Some additional comments:
I am not trying to be particularly frugal. If I see something I want, I buy it. For example, I bought 2 new cameras this year. But I always try to get the best deal possible.
Miscellaneous "stuff" includes non-consumable supplies, gifts, dues for Escapees, Moose, and WIN, and unaccounted for items.
Not included in my list are 2 things:
1. Income taxes
2. Cost of vehicles, or loss of value on the vehicles
I hope this will help you decide if you can afford a life on the open road!