How much does it cost to sail around the world?

It’s the question we get asked most, and as we started living full time on our sailboat in 2006, we reckon we've amassed enough experience to give a useful answer. So here's our way of planning a cruising budget to help those of you who are thinking of sailing around the world.

The first point to make is that there is no clear answer to this question because your outgoings can vary drastically from year to year and month to month. Planning your cruising budget will depend on many variables.

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