This is the annual cost concept of living and operating as a modern vagabond with moderate (world) travel and minimal luxuries.

Vagabonding is relatively like any way of life with deliberate budgeting and moderation. Furthermore, there tends to be less unnecessary bills and committed financial strains of a “normal” stationary lifestyle.” – JOHN V CAIN (Founder of VINJABOND)

Going everywhere, sleeping anywhere and living nowhere as you please sounds as exciting as it does expensive. Actually? Sometimes exciting but hardly expensive…

At least in my case as my expenses is cut in half from my so called “normal” life in my hometown of New York City.

My total cost of living in Manhattan was roughly $45,000 a year. For the past 5 years as a vagabond living all around the world averages to $21,000 a year.

I may live in one of the most expensive parts of the world but a 53 percent cost of living difference is staggering.

If you also live in New York or a city with a similar living index such as London, SydneyHong KongParis or Tokyo, then you feel me. But most people from most of the Western World would also have a significantly lower cost of living as a vagabond than “normally” at home.

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