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In the summer of 2009, Nicolas Rapp decided to take a break from his Art Director job at The Associated Press to attempt a one-year overland travel around the world in a 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser. He was back in New York in February 2011 after traveling 15 months and 37,000 miles.

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  • Expenses breakdown

    Posted on February 15th, 2010 Nicolas No comments

    Overall money spent since departure in NYC: $44,120 ($36,240 per capita)
    Estimated out of pocket cost of the expedition for Nick to date (including truck and equipment): $50,240

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    Overall projected trip budget, updated with real costs when available

    ITEM COST
    Land Cruiser $6,700
    Roof tent $1,045
    Roof rack $600
    Steering wheel lock $60
    Air compressor (tires) $55
    High-lift jack $100
    Recovery package $200
    Jerrycans $100
    Refrigerator $500
    Batteries, split system $400
    Fuel stove $75
    Foldable toilet $30
    Building material for boxes $350
    Suspension $850
    Alarm $220
    Shower $100
    Maintenance, repair, small parts $7,000
    Medical kit $150
    Lighting (lanterns) $100
    Insurances and bureaucracy
    Visas $650
    Personal insurance $750
    Vehicle insurance $500
    Carnet de passage +$453

    (made money cause exchange rate change)

    Vaccination $250
    Maps, guidebooks $200
    Car shipping
    From Arg to south Afr $3,000
    From Djibouti to Yemen $700
    From Dubai to Iran (incl. passenger) 

    From Iran to Mumbai

    From Banglad. to SE Asia

    $600
    $1,700 

    $1,200

    From SE Asia to USA $2,900
    Darien Gap $1,250
    Airfares
    From Arg to S. Africa 

    From Iran to India

    $600 

    $150

    From Bangladesh to Malaysia $180
    Through SE Asia to USA $800
    From Panama to Colombia $200
    Lodging (hotels, campgrounds) $3,000
    Food $5,200
    Gas $7,400
    Total $49,412
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