Step 28 – Start Penny-Pinching Hard (Money updated)

Here is an updated cost-breakdown. You may recall our third blog post was about money, so the additional expenses are in italics:

Initial Application:
Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) Application: $5507.24

Engineers Australia Application:
Engineers Australia Application: $586.49
Dan Passport Photo: $7.34
Lawyer Certification: $45
DHL Postage: $91.06

English Language Assessment:
Tutor: $25
IELTS Application Fee: $309

Medical Costs:
Dan Medical Exam: $295
Dan Chest X-Ray: $50
Dan Followup Exam: $40
Mare Medical Exam: $295
Mare Chest X-Ray: $50
Mare Second Urine Test: $10
Mare Passport Photo: $7.34

Criminal Record Checks:
Mare Police Clearance: $73.50
Dan Police Clearance: $73.50

Renovation Costs:
Floors (supplies and install): $1300
Cabinetry (supplies only, Dan installed): $2000
Appliances: $750
Foundation Coring: $200

Travel Costs:
Flights: $1339.32 (total for both of us, one way)
Accommodations for first three weeks: $1695.13 (AirBnb)
Car Rental: $315.93
Luggage Overage Costs: $390

Moving Expenses: 
Shipping our stuff: $3477.03

Human Total to date: $17221.92

Abby Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Implant: $92.50
Lily Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Implant: $92.50
Abby Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre: $315
Lily Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre: $315
Travel Kennels: $120
Department of Agriculture, Fish and Forestry Import Permit: $370
Cnd Food Inspection Agency Endorsement and Courier Fee: $135
Vancouver Transfers and Overnight Boarding Care: $225
Airfreight for 2 Cats Calgary to Sydney: $1136.16
Airline Surcharges: $70
Boomerang Pet Carrier Service Admin Fee: $600
Handling, Taxes and Tolls: $164.75
Abby 10 day Quarantine:$1500
Lily 10 day Quarantine: $1500
Abby First Internal Parasite Vaccine : $51.95
Lily First Internal Parasite Vaccine: $51.95
Abby Second Internal Parasite and Frontline Plus: $51.95
Lily Second Internal Parasite and Frontline Plus: $51.95

Feline Total to date: $6843.71



Upcoming blog posts:

Liquidate Your Assets (Part 1 and 2)
Say your people goodbyes
Say your animal goodbyes

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