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1. Posted by alibom (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y

yo

This is quite a vague question i admit

but i would like to know what everyone thinks is sufficient money to travel around europe- eg, france spain italy greece germany netherlands, turkey- not including the flight from your own country to europe.

this involves the cheaper options- like staying in hostels and so forth.

cheers

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

rough camping with your own tent and cycling/hitchhiking - buy only food.

still turkey and east of europe will be cheaper than west and north europe

3. Posted by alibom (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y

but what about an actual amount of money - whatever currency- that one would need to travel across the countries i mentioned above?

and i will be staying for around 6 months so the idea of camping doesnt really appeal to me

cheers

4. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Average monthly paycheck in Eastern Europe is around 400-500 Euros, this is barely enough if you are willing to do your own cooking most of the times and stay at hostels. And you want to travel around and do some sightseeing too. At least double or triple that amount for travelling around comfortably in Western Europe.

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Prices for the Netherlands (comparable to the rest of western Europe) per day are for:

Youth hostels: dorm bed 15 to 25 Euro (www.stayokay.com)

Preparing own meals from supermarket: 4 to 6 Euro

Trainprices in Holland: from very south to very north 35 euro

Taxi fares: never take one, toooo expensive, all ripp offs. Instead take well organized public transport.

So staying in hostels, preparing your own food and only taking public transport should cost you approximately 35 euro a day. But you also want to see anything so go for 40 Euro a day = 1200 Euro for a month.

Its worth considering to bring a lightweight tent. Campsites are much cheaper (probably 10 Euro a day).

6. Posted by el.moe (Full Member 111 posts) 11y

id say the costs in germany are quite the same as in NL that wouterr mentioned already.

of course it all depends a bit on the type of travel and how many sights you gona visit that cost entrance.

tip: book your hostels online to get the cheaper ones , from 10 € incl breakfast

have a nice trip

7. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

A budget of $50 US would be more than suffient in any European country. This would include travel to and from places as well. Of course, some days will be less than this, mostly those onh which u dont travel, but some may be more.

Nicola

8. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

We budgeted at 50 euros per day not including transportation (plane, train pass) and we almost always had money left over at the end of the day. We saved a little by taking overnight trains (you could save a lot if you don't book sleeper rooms, but then again, that depends on if you can sleep comfortably in a chair all night). As long as you're not going to go shopping all the time, then you shouldn't have a problem with the cash. Plus keep in mind that some countries are cheaper than others (spain cheaper than France, etc) so yuo will definately spend less on some days.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! I've travelled all of the countries you're going to except Turkey.

Cheers,
Katie ;)

9. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Turkey is probably the cheapest of all the places you are planning to visit. You're money will go a long way in Turkey.

10. Posted by el.moe (Full Member 111 posts) 11y

you can spend millions in turkey and you dont run out of money ;)