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1. Posted by Survival_kid (Budding Member 11 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I am going to be planning a backpacking trip to Europe and was wondering how much it would cost I would be straight out backpacking, hitchhiking, couch surfing,trying to spend the least amount physically possible if anyone could possibly help me out I would appreciate it.

2. Posted by leics2 (Full Member 84 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

'Europe' is a continent of around 50 independent states. 28 of those states are members of the EU but by no means all of them. Each country, whether within the EU or not, has its own economy, laws etc. Living costs vary hugely so *your* costs will be dependent on which countries you plan to visit.

Before anyone can really help with an overall budget, you really do need to give us an idea of which countries you hope to visit during your trip. As a very rough guide, the Scandanavian countries, Iceland (which is counted in Europe), the UK, Switzerland and the euro-using countries are more (sometimes much more) expensive on a day-to-day basis than countries such as Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary etc

3. Posted by Survival_kid (Budding Member 11 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Bulgaria, Romania, hungary, Austria, poland, pretty much all of eastern

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2574 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

The reason I hesitate to comment is because many times these questions are asked by inexperienced first timers who think they can travel shoestring style, but in actuality they can't because they lack the experience.

Normally a budget backpacker can do Eastern Europe on $40 - $70/day. That's living frugally but without too many sacrifices, you're still having a great time.

An experienced shoestring traveller can knock another 30% off that.

To go any lower turns you into a homeless person.

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by Survival_kid (Budding Member 11 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Well that is still going to be a lot more than I had hoped. So does anyone have any ideas where would be a better place to travel for cheaper?

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2574 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

So I take it you're a first timer with no travel experience.

In that case I recommend SE Asia. It has hosted millions of low budget backpackers for decades.

Have fun with your research. Start with Thailand then investigate Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by Survival_kid (Budding Member 11 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Yes I heard Mongolia is it a great place to go also, any thoughts on going there? And yes I am new to world travel

8. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2574 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Mongolia is fabulous, but it's not cheap.

Google is your friend.

Cheers,
Terry

9. Posted by Survival_kid (Budding Member 11 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

So I will tell you my story to get all of your options, I'm going to be planning this trip now so I can start saving but before I go to college I have always wanted to see the world so I'm planning on traveling for 8-12 months I wanted to go all over the world but I see it will cost a lot more than I had hoped so I plan to at least see Europe and Asia, I will be trying to spend the least amount possible even if that means tenting it even couch surfing and I even thought about woofing,

10. Posted by Survival_kid (Budding Member 11 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Also I am not one to shy away from adventure and I do plan I climbing a few mountains, and really want to submerse myself in the culture and history