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European adventures budget

18 Mar 2013 patricia asked


Hi All,

This is probably something that comes up time and time again, but any insight or help you can provide would be very much appreciated.

I am heading to Europe (from Melbourne, Australia) for close to 7 weeks in June this year and am wondering how much money to take? Everywhere I've read it says $100-150 a day is more than enough which is fine but I'm trying to determine whether this is AU money or Euro?

Ultimately I'm thinking a total of $7,500AU for the entire time spent over there as travelling $$.

I'll also be in London for 1.5 days before my tour starts and am wondering how many pounds to take with me? Will 200-300 pounds be enough or should I take more? (I want to just have cash for London & if I have any change I can always change it to euro while I'm overseas?)



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  • 25 Mar 2013 Andlove said


    Hello Pat how are you doing tonight i will like to join you on your tour .. only if you don’t mind i guess you are not online now to have discussion so i will be glad if you can write me here i will be glad to hear from you

  • 26 Mar 2013 Driver12 said


    £200 will be more than enough for a day and a bit!!
    Buy an underground all day ticket. Should be around £6 and is the most efficient way to get around.
    Fried breakfast in a cafe will cost you about £6, evening meals vary massively depending on what area you are in. Takeaways are cheap, eating in resturants could go over the £20 a meal mark.
    My best suggestion would be to do a little research before you come over. Any attractions you have to pay entrance fees for will be listed online.
    Drinks. Beers go for between £4 and £6 in Bars, on top of entry fees to clubs… £10 or £15 entrance isn’t unheard of.

    Whatever money you have left over, there’s a currency exchange on the ferry to France.

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