I ran the totals for this year, and with all expenses included (travel insurance, numerous transfers, etc), it ended up costing more for 5 days than a month of net salary for both my wife and I. Wow.
With cat boarding expenses, restaurants at FLL, tips, etc. that I didn’t account for, it’s markedly *more* than a month’s salary for two people.
We got a bill of $1350 from RCI alone (plus probably another $3-400 for WiFi, water and excursions, that were pre-paid), $350 for merchandise and $1000 for booze.
The previous 4 years were all below $1000 total for RCI (our first year was about half that), but this year the prices skyrocketed, with as I remember the cheapest beer at $9 and a glass of wine at $17, when you factor in the mandatory tip.
I’ll save a lot money by just saying home, drinking my favorite poison, and watching the Day 4 recap in a loop. Oh wait.