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11. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Europe is so diverse. €.50 for a large beer and €9 for bed and breakfast in Bulgaria, 10 times all that in Scandinavia.
Where in Europe are you going?? It's more than one country - with so many different prices.

12. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

Ok first of all thank you to all the people who replied I appreciate your advice. I do know though that you could definitely travel around on Ireland on said budget, which I've heard is still an expensive place to go so you'd think you would be able to. I wouldn't be moving from place to place every few days don't a lot of hostels have deals where you can book for 7 days. Would it work out cheaper if was to a bit more time in a place?

13. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

See my reply to you. 5 EUR per day is not enough money for transport - unless you walk or cycle.

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Jul-2009, at 03:44 by t_maia ]

14. Posted by magnus_ma (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

It would be enough if you were hiking or cycling and took camping gear with you or if you wanted to stay in a rented appartment for most of the time you were in Europe.

But anything else? Not really.

1250 EUR equal 40 EUR a day. On average you pay 15-30 EUR for a bed in a hostel in Western Europe and 5-15 EUR for food. So you need approx. 35 EUR just to cover food and accomodation. So 5 EUR left for entrance fees, sights, activities and travelling around - forget it.

If you are going to Europe for a month and do the typical whirlwind trip moving from city to city every 2-3 days by bus, train and plane you average around 20-30 EUR per day just for transport costs.

That plus the 35 EUR per day for food and accomodation makes up the recommended budget of 60 EUR per day. (Keep in mind that with these 60 EUR per you still haven't paid a single entry fee or done any fun stuff at all.)

So for the traditional Eurail+hostel backpacking trip around Western Europe 40 EUR per day and person is not nearly enough. But depending upon your situation and your willingness to rough it or compromise it can be done.

So you said that 40EUR a day, just is enough for 1 day? It is different from where in Europe you travel, Scandinavia is a lot more expensive.. And if you find some deals with bus cards(usage for a week) you can save money there. Sleep one place a whole week, save more money their. Don't buy food out every day, use the local store, and buy your food their. If your running a low budget, save money where you can save money.
And you can experience alot of stuff that doesent cost you. Take a walk through the town, just look at the peoples, and the new culture. Enjoy youre trip.

I'm going to travel for 2 months, and have a budget for about 100-120EUR a day. But I'm still going to save money where i can. If I find a cheap place to be, I'll spend some time here. So just look for places that you can live for a little money, and don't be a natural tourist, that spends all of his money on "crap". Perhaps you can eat cheap (and not so good) meals for some days, and then take a day to enjoy some moer expensive dinner at a resturant.
Hope you have a great trip.. :)

15. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

Thank you for your reply. I mean if you had plenty of time and were able to spend weeks in one place. If you were able to find accomodation for €400-500 a month that would leave €7-800 a month. Would that not be enough for 30 days?

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