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Daily Budget: Italy, London, France, Switzerland, Greece

Travel Forums Europe Daily Budget: Italy, London, France, Switzerland, Greece

1. Posted by Nerys (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

I'm trying to figure out a daily budget for Italy, London, France, Switzerland, Greece to decide how many days i can stay there and stay within the overall budget.

How much did you spend per day on food not including any alcohol? What types of food did you get for that price?

What sites did you find the most interesting? How much did you spend of entrance fees for those sites? I always remember some of the most interesting sites being free (eg Covent Garden, London).


2. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

Hi Nerys! :)

A lot of people have asked this in the past, and due to a time constriction, I can't go through the forum to find the threads, but I'm sure you can find them if you wanted :)

Just a synopsis: The general consensus is 50 euros a day is good. It depends on what you want to see and where you want to go. Also helps on budget if you are willing to get all your food from the market rather than wanting to eat out all the time. As for sites, there are tons of good ones all over those countries that you are going to, so I don't think listing them all will have much of a point of you're not going to all the cities ;) What cities will you be headed too?

Let me know and I can help you more!

Katie ;)

3. Posted by Nerys (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y


I hope we'll do a combination of self-cook (markets are fun) and eat out, but we're probably going to switch home base every 2-4 days and finding local markets may be a bit difficult. The travel books generally quote meal prices as '1/2 bottle of wine and a three course meal'. As none of us drink and don't eat large meals anyhow, i suspect that price may not be accurate to what we'd be paying.

I'm looking more at a per country basis because we've got a set budget and now we need to know how long we can stay in each country without going bankrupt in a week :) assuming that we're staying in an average priced hostel with min-moderate priced food. I'd also like to know whether we can afford to add Greece into the mix, or whether we'd do better to explore France a bit more.