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I’ve read that 100 Euro a day is a good start but I am really paranoid about not having enough money so I am budgeting for 200 Euro a day
I’m a guy and personally I went by with around 50-100 euro/pounds a day. This was for public transport, museum entry, doing stuff, lunch, and then drinks.
i took 100 a day plus 20 for food. and i came back with about 200 or so euro left over. depends on what tour you go on but all tours have travel days and on those days i never really spent over 20 unless it was somewhere like pisa or the swarovski world so there is 100 saved.. but i say start with 100 and see how much you can save.
I just came back from my trip which was 20 days around europe. I’m the type that doesn’t buy everything I see but if I really really like, I might splurge a tiny bit. And ofcourse I spent loads on drinks.
Just to put things into perspective. The 20 days I was gone aroung Europe, I spent 1000 AUD roughly. The 7 days I was in London after I spent 2000 AUD roughly.
I was freaking out about money too but I actually came home with over 2 grand and I was gone for 3 months.
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Anna, how much spending money did you take roughly for the three months?
My boyfriend and I are planning on doing three months in Europe, 28 days on contiki and 2 months by ourselves. I think we were hoping for about 15k AUD each spending would that be enough to enable us to drink (we’re big drinkers), eat, sight see etc?
Those heading to Europe with the Aussie $ in your pocket, things are getting significantly cheaper …
In general, a good rule of thumb is 100€/day is comfortable and you’ll be returning home with extra $ in your pocket … plenty of souvenirs and experienced just about all the optionals.
Simple math is:
add all your optionals
+ lunch (tour days x 20€)
+ dinner (2/5 days x 35€) (if you consider optional dinners)
+ 35€/day (entrance/misc/souvernirs)
And the above is an extravagant budget .. quite a few travel days where lunch is at a highway rest stop, and you definitely don’t need to spend 35 on dinner. And there may be those little towns where you can’t really spend any $$ even if you wanted to.
what about drinking? I am big partier myself so with the idea of going out most nights drinking alot, how much does that effect the budget? is the 100€/day allowing for that?
If you are a big drinker/shopper, then adjust your budget upwards accordingly. 100€/day budget should be enough to cover 2 drinks / night, especially if you are paying for any $$ souvenirs with a credit card. Bump your daily budget up for a safety cushion and you won’t be worrying about running out of money.
I took over 8k with me. I drank a fair bit but we usually just bought a bottle of vodka for about 15 euro each day and spilt it between two other girls and myself.
I didn’t buy much clothes wise, just mainly jewlery and makeup.
And we usually just shared lunch because the meals were so big over there.
I think the most I spent in a day was about 80 euro and sometimes I didn’t spend any money at all. Although some girls did spend over 300 euro a day but they were the ultimate girly girls.
Hope that helps
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