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Note: This is a companion table to the Financial Summary (Cost of Burning Man) document.

2005 Cash Expenditures Amount
Cost of Goods for the Ice and Café sales (not including buildings and staff) $135,270
Costumes / Uniforms 18,722
Donations (from ice sales revenue) 44,635
Education and Training 8,191
Fees, BLM 710,404
Fees, Credit card and Bank service charges 163,642
Fire Safety Services and Supplies 156,099
Fuel (heavy equipment, vehicles, generators) 113,671
Gifts, Promotions, Royalties 13,552
Honoraria / Grants, (theme art) 437,973
Insurance (property, liability, workman's comp, vehicle) 231,737
Internet (hosting fees, POP accounts, Starband in Gerlach) 37,700
Local Agencies (County law enforcement, Highway Patrol, Paiute Nation) 114,500
Materials and Supplies (shade structures, signage, firewood, lighting, décor and props, cleaning supplies, photography, archiving) 214,927
Meals and Food (meetings, commissary, non travel) 183,837
Medical Services and Supplies 190,432
Office and Computer Supplies 56,176
Outside Services (legal, consultants, accounting) 69,458
Outside Services: Independent contractors (DPW crew, information technology, ranger management, commissary and administrative support) 511,049
Payroll (office: administration, board) 1,759,934
Postage (newsletters, tickets, survival guide, postcards, etc) 50,190
Printing (newsletter, what where when, survival guide, gate materials, postcards, stickers, black rock gazette 99,983
Rent (San Francisco offices, and Nevada property) 259,223
Rental (heavy machinery, small equipment and tools, portable buildings, staff radio equipment, cars and trucks, office trailers) 506,195
Repairs, Maintenance, Cleaning 27,749
Shipping / Freight 14,780
Small Equipment and Tools 52,308
Tax and Licenses (state and federal income, payroll, misc.) 515,859
Telephone (San Francisco and Nevada offices, reimbursements, conference calls) 52,824
The Man and platform (materials, pyrotechnics, technicians, labor) 136,304
Toilets (and related costs) 447,180
Travel (airfare, mileage reimbursements, food accommodations for meetings, BLM, public relations, training, etc.) 133,547
Utilities (San Francisco and Nevada) 67,243
Vehicle (registration, repairs and maintenance) 42,992
Watering for dust abatement (equipment rental, contractor services) 218,669
Interest 7,605
Sub Total 7,804,560
Asset Acquisition Amount
Computers and Electronics (including radio equipment) 64,677
Furniture and Fixtures 826
Land and Building Improvements 151,649
Leasehold Improvements 12,020
Machinery and Equipment 46,978
Trailers and Portable Buildings 17,180
Vehicles 47,044
Increase in Merchandise Inventory 18,244
Increase in Year-end Current Assets (cash, pre-paid expenses) 234,000
Sub Total 592,618
TOTAL 8,397,178

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