We keep a track of all of our spending as we’re going along and here we’ve broken it down by country, so you can see what we’ve spent to give you an idea of how cheap/expensive a place can be.
|Daytime parking||28.13 €|
|Wild Camping||0||0.00 €|
|Free Aires||0||0.00 €|
|Paid for Aires (inc toilet emptying cost)||1||2.50 €|
|ACSI Site||0||0.00 €|
|Camping Cheque Site||0||0.00 €|
|Food (ie Supermarket)||18.77 €|
|Food (ie eating and drinking out)||21.65 €|
|Repairs to Dave||0.00 €|
|Contact with home (paid wifi, phones, post)||0.00 €|
|Tours/Entrance fees||4.00 €|
|Supplies (ad-hoc items for Dave – non motoring)||4.25 €|
|Total cost||291.39 €|
|Cost per day||72.85 €|
|Cost per day (minus repairs)||72.85 €|
|Total Mileage (@ approx 29mpg)||307|
|Average miles per day||76.8|
Bosnia uses the Konvertable Mark, so the costs above are based on the assumption that one KM was worth €2.00 at the time of our visit.
The main cost for travelling in Bosnia for us was insurance. Our company wouldn’t cover us in the country so we had to buy it at the border from a man in a suit who wouldn’t haggle (although we have since spoken to others who crossed at different border crossings and got it cheaper so it’s not a fixed price). We bought five days insurance at a cost of €50.
Campsites are a bit sporadic, we found a cluster around Mostar then odd ones in other towns, and the facilities are often basic. It’s best to do a bit of research beforehand and find out where they are so you can plan your route – especially if you are time limited by insurance. We have found several new ones popping up as people realise that money can be made from letting you stop. Our last ‘Stellplatz’ was a field by a river with a small hut you could cook in that had lights and a loo where the pipe went straight into the river behind! On our first night we stopped in the car park for a waterfall, the owner charged us 5KM (€2.50) for the night, but it meant we could stay in the coolness of the waterfalls long after everyone else had gone home.
We only filled up with fuel once when we arrived in the country and it was around €1.14 a litre. The man at the garage was reluctant to take my credit card and offered to take Euro’s or Croatian Kuna’s above Bosnia’s own currency. In the end he did take my card, however we made sure we got some currency in the first town and only paid in cash after that.
We stocked up on food before we went into Bosnia at Lidl in Croatia as we were unsure what supermarkets they would have and what food stuff would be available. So the only food shopping we did was at a supermarket as we left the country to spend our remaining KMs.