No doubt the cost to cruise
rests with how you want to live. A wonderful lady cruiser here in Australia
lives on a shoestring of about $17,000 per year, while retired friends of hers " exist on about $11,000 & $5,000 each! My plan is to return to living aboard
on approx $25,000 income
which seems to equate well especially having the experience of sailing around the world in early ninties spending no more than $10,000 per yr over the 6 years we were away!
Society today it seems to me is in a steep decline regarding quality of life living for low income
people with pensioners here in WA unable to afford their basic staples of heating
and power bills and general expenses. Not for me, I'll go sailing and be self contained as far as possible in preparation for the finacial mayhem to come. See you out there!