Sounds great. Feels good to find a sweet spot eh?
To my mind, $4 USD is an ideal target price for a travelers room. For those so inclined, I think it fits within an overall $15 USD a day strategy nicely.
Below are what I consider targets for per day costs of essential travel expenses (third world). Certainly cost vary from place to place, guaranteed to have lots of cross allocation, and it is over simplifying a bit. But for me it's important to have an easy way to check myself on a daily basis to stay on track.
$1 ($365 yr) Internet
$2 ($730 yr) Ground, Gear & Misc.
$3 ($1095 yr) Food & Water
$4 ($1460 yr) Room
$5 ($1825 yr) Airfare (15Kmi x .12)
$15 ($5475 yr) Total
Very excellent, said as I think in Spanish or French.
The lows save you, there are highs and lows of a travel budget. When you stumble upon a room for 4 dollars, I tend to stick and take down the mean average cost.
I dream of writing a guidebook whereby a traveler could stay on budget easy just by using the Hotels, Restaurants and advice, not having to scrutinize every single listing and reading between the lines.
How can I teach a person to read between the lines, I do not see how?
I can say, room 4 or X hotel is cheapest in the city, and best utility value. Then hopefully with use of the internet other travelers could attach to the same price. They go off topic so far, that only by stringint use of questions and form could I find the pivotal question.
Great you had a great room also, was it also 4 dollars?
Yes, a sweet spot is good.
The big budget cost most travelers, not me, because I do not drink is alcohol.
I think a person needs to add 10 dollars per day to peoples budget for drinking on average.