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1. Posted by Rocio (Full Member 9 posts) 10y

I've been searching through the past forums but I haven't found what I'm looking for.
As I have read, many of you have travelled across Europe, and I'm sure many of you kept records of your finances, so I would like to know how much money you spent, let's say in one entire month? I mean, all costs included, accommodation, transportation (local and intercities, train, bus or eurailpass) food, visits to the main attractions. Of course I'm not asking for a detailed account, though I would appreciate it if someone took the time to do it but if you could tell me how much in total you spent, listing the countries visited, I would be more than happy.
Oh, and I'm specially interested in Western Europe. I would like to read different answers.


2. Posted by heidi16 (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

Hi Rocio,

I spent about 450 euro (accomodation + transportations + foods + disneyland ticket etc) for Paris/Milan/Venice/Frankfurt for 9 days.

but of course, i didnt buy many things.

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

450 euro (accomodation + transportations + foods + disneyland ticket etc

WOAH! that is budgetting properly. Ide spend atleast double that in those cities! But my idea of holiday is drinking local beer and eating and drinking i tend to spend alot

for a month in West Euro (really depends of countries) ide budget $3000-$3500 a month. If you plan on Scandinavia, UK and Swiss then might wanna add on a bit more.

4. Posted by AshleyC (Respected Member 53 posts) 10y

Hey there.

I spend on average atleast 2500 euros a month. The one thing that my money seems to go to is transportation. I had a Eurail pass,but its now expired. A eurailpass is good for travelling for long distances. But if the towns are pretty close together, then its cheaper to buy a regular ticket. A good way to save money is to prepair your own meals. I try to do that whenever possible. Its also a good idea to set aside about 1000 dollars for emergencies.

All the best

5. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 10y

hey... my mom and i travelled for about 2 months all throughout western europe and in total we spent about $5000.00 Canadian... it wasn't bad considering we were livng pretty comfortably, and freely.
hope this helps!

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

I live in Western Europe, and when I travel, I know I need to budget at around 50 EUR per day - after I have my travel expenses (ie train or flight tickets) paid.

Around 20 EUR goes to a simple place to sleep (just a bed in a dorm), about 10 go to food and drinks, the other 20 into things to see and do. Often (when I stay in a big city and do a lot of activities) I need 40 EU for sights and the like, busting my budget to 70 EUR a day. (That includes just a bit of shopping, of course. I'm a girl, after all.)

I've been recently been in Amsterdam and Berlin, and 50-70 EUR/day is the figure I needed there.

7. Posted by markmac (Budding Member 60 posts) 10y

I travelled Europe in 2003 for 4 months and spent roughly 16,000 dollars Canadian. It might seem like a lot but i did what I wanted, skiing in Innsbruck Austria, drinking fantastic wine in Italy and Switzerland, drinking copious amounts of beer in Munich, and buying a few expensive souvenirs, that I cherish to this day. It depends what you want from your trip. I wanted to live without a budget and involve myself in the food and drink and culture of a country. If you want it all, be prepared to spend, if you are a frugal budgeter, there are great deals to be had.

8. Posted by turtle (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

2 years ago I spent a month in Western Europe. I got a plane ticket for $600 (miami to paris), spent $500 on a Eurail where i could visit any country and then spent about $1200 in Europe for the month. My budget was usually 40 dollars a day and rarely did I go over that. However, I didn't buy many drinks at night or eat at fancy places. If you want to splurge a little $2000 on accomodations, food, sightseeing, and souvenirs should be ample.

9. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

hi there,

Im going for 2 weeks in september. I would REALLY like to know about how much i should budget for a day and also for the 2 weeks. I already paid for the flights and eurail. Can you guys PLEASE help me here?? thanks alot!!! in canadian dollars would be best

10. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y


If you follow my spending scheme above, you'll need around 1000-1500 CAN$ for the two weeks, with 750 CAN$ being the ultimate minimum so that you don't have to sleep under bridges or starve.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 1, 2006 3:19 PM by t_maia ]