Travel Expense Tracker Spreadsheet
for travelling Australia
The Secret to Travelling Longer
When I talk to people about travelling full-time, the main question, hot off the end of every tongue, is always the same…
“How did you afford it?”
Probably like you, I didn’t win the lotto or have a trust fund up my sleeve. I’m an everyday Aussie, who was not at all rich.
The initial set-up was paid for by selling the house and the ‘stuff.’
Funding our travels came through working along the way, plus making a side income through blogging.
The biggest secret to being able to travel longer is in how SAVVY you are with your money.
The key component to stretching your travel budget further is in budgeting rather than blowing.
You should never swipe your card without knowing exactly how much is in the bank account, so that you can plan accordingly.
|Financial knowledge = power & independence
That’s why I created the Expense Tracker just two months into hitting the road.
Recording with pen and paper was becoming tedious and there were no relevant apps on the market tailored directly towards road tripping Australia.
Take control of your travel funds with the Expense Tracker!
Travel Expense Tracker Spreadsheet
What’s Included in the Spreadsheet
✔️ Keep all of your travel costs in one easy place
✔️ Quickly see how much you’re spending in each category
✔️ 13 sheets (1 per month + Year to Date)
✔️ 16 Categories (per month)
✔️ 150+ Subcategories (per month)
✔️ Automated running totals (Monthly & Year to Date)
✔️ Summary & Pie Chart visuals
As you input your information into the yellow boxes, the spreadsheet will automatically tally the figures up across the board. Subcategory names and variables can be changed to suit your own needs.
Either add your expenses in as you go, or keep the receipts and do it weekly/ monthly.
- Track accommodation costs
- Record camp names & locations
- Record number of nights stayed
- Tally total nights in each accommodation type (e.g. Caravan Park, Station, Free Camp)
- Running cost of all accommodation
FUEL & GAS Expenses
- Track all fuel & gas costs
- Vehicle fuel refills
- Jerry can refills
- Generator & diesel heater fuel
- Gas bottle refills
FOOD & DRINK Expenses
- Track all food & drink costs
- Weekly groceries
- Eating out
- Track all experience costs
- Museums & markets
- Tours & entry tickets
- Festivals & shows
- Change the variable names to suit your needs
MAINTENANCE & MEDICAL Expenses
- Track vehicle & trailer maintenance costs
- Servicing and repairs
- Supplies and spare parts
- Track medical costs
- Prescriptions and essentials
PETS & EDUCATION Expenses
- Track all pet costs
- Food, vet bills, medications, supplies etc.
- Track all education costs
- Resources, fees, stationary etc.
ON ROAD & AT HOME Expenses
- Track all bills
- Insurances & registrations
- Loans & credit cards
- Vehicle & property expenses
- Memberships & subscriptions
- Tolls, permits & parking etc.
- Keep track of all miscellaneous travel costs
- Gifts, clothing, shoes, souvenirs, laundromats etc.
- Track kilometres travelled
SUMMARIES & TOTALS
- Fully automated running costs
- Summary pie graph
- Expenses table
- Year to Date sheet will live totals
DETAILS: Customisable Spreadsheet – ⬇️ Instant Download
🔹 Log & track your travel costs
🔹 13 sheets (1 per month + Year to Date)
🔹 16 categories (per month)
🔹 150 subcategories (per month)
🔹 Automatically calculates monthly + yearly travel expenses
🔹 Summary & pie chart visuals
COMPATIBLE FORMATS: Microsoft Excel & Google Numbers
Travel Smarter, Travel Longer
What others are saying about the
Travel Expense Tracker…
A great starting point for me as I spend the next few years on the road.
I find the Expense Tracker to be quite extensive and feel it will be a great benefit when travelling. I will enjoy using it when the time comes, so thanks again.
I bought this and it’s so much easier than devising my own. It’s also got the categories etc. already set-up, plus the flexibility to adapt. It’s going to help me keep track so I can spend longer on the road.
Love the Packing List and Expense Tracker.
It looks user-friendly and will do the job I’ve been fluffing around with for 3 months.
We have only been using the Expense Tracker for 5 days but so far pretty good, we are modifying it for our needs as we go along.
I think what you are doing is fantastic. It’s enabling others to gain confidence and this little tool is amazing.
I love the Tracker, it saved me a lot of time setting one up. I made a few changes to suit us. More than happy, we are currently using it now.
We have just purchased this Expense Tracker created by MY RIG Adventures to help track our expenses and make posting our budget stats to our page easier for our friends and family to see and follow! It takes all the work out of it for us as we just have to fill in the blanks with our expenses.
– Erin (Rainbow Fam in a Van)
We’re really enjoying using the Tracker. We are using it monthly and find it easy to use and helpful for our budgeting on the road.
– A Lazy Lap of Oz
Shout out for your amazing effort with the Oz Big Lap Travel Resources. I purchased the Caravan Packing List, Travel Apps Planner and Expense Tracker and its fantastic to have such a detailed resource pack.
– Stacey (‘Love Your Travels’)