use varies among cruisers. We only use propane
for occasional cooking
and consume about 20 lbs. each year.
2. We manage to pick up free wi-fi or internet
access that is offered in association with other services,- marina slip, mooring
field, cafe, etc. We never pay directly for any internet
3. We normally buy groceries on the east coast
of the US or in the Bahamas
. In the US we are making purchases at a cost equivalent to all those living in houses. In the Bahamas
our costs are slightly more as more of the foods are imported at a higher cost. We attempt to buy more local foods. In the islands it's important to find out when the shelves are stocked by the island freighter delivery
. There's usually a "best" shopping
day each week. We can buy local seafoods fairly inexpensively.
4. Solar panels
& wind generator
alone) can support the needs that you list. This would be true for the 12VDC refrig./freezer units that exchange heat with air and the use of a small fan like those with the Danfloss compressers. Units that exchange heat by pumping water
require more energy to operate.
Over the forty-three years we've been living aboard
and cruising we have generally found our expenses to be less than our friends who live ashore.