How much did you spend in Europe?

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1. Posted by Rocio (Full Member 9 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


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 ]