How much did you spend in Europe?

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11. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks alot!! so that number is prob for 1 person, you think i will need double that for 2? Also we only plan on eating 1-2 times a day and have trail mix snacks etc during the day. You stil think its gonna cost us lots?

12. Posted by superwell (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am going to europe in a month..for a month and without going there i have alreday spent:

For 2 people (wife and I)

All in CDN funds:

$3000 for 4 flights....
toronto-london (Aircanada)
london-paris (British Airways)
paris to barcelona (ryan air)
rome-london (alitalia)

$840 for EuroRail 3 country
$230 for reservations for EuroRail

And accomodations as per the nightly rates will come out to:

$1956 euro which today is approx...

$2800 cdn

So without spending any money there yet I am already at:

$6870 cdn

But we are staying at tripadvisor advised anywhere from 60-85 euro per night, and we are in a hotel almost every night of the 31 days...i think about 27 out of the 31 days.

BEing with the wife I suggested that we make sure we are confortable instead of saving $500 so maybe we splerged a bit but i think it will be worth it.

13. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

@ stayhungry

Yup, that number was for a single traveller with just a bit of money to splurge.

You can safely double that for two people if you are going with a buddy, but if you are taking your significant other on a romantic trip, it is going to be much more because you will be eating in better restaurants and booking private rooms or hotels.

It is sure possible to exist for two people on 10 EUR per day for food, but it will need some tricks. First make sure your hostel has a kitchen you can use. Buy all foods in cheap supermarkets (Germany: Aldi, Netto, Lidl, Plus, Penny...) and cook it at the hostel. Buying pasta and pre-cooked tomatoes in tin-cans will set you back at around 2 EUR. Porridge and Muesli is also super-cheap. 1 kgs of "Haferflocken" is 0.30 EUR (Germany) and with hot water and sugar will keep you going for a few days. Drink water from the tap. If you don't like that, flavour it with sparkling vitamin tablets to turn it into soda. Some hostels offer free tea, if so take some tea with you in a bottle in the morning.

In comparision: Just one snack at a cafe or a cheap restaurant (=PizzaHut or similar) will set you back between 5 and 15 EUR per person. (That will be more in big cities.)

14. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

well i have also bought my flight and eurail stuff and it all came out to just over 3000 bucks and that is a non stop flight from winnipeg to London!! No layovers. I love it. I booked the hostels and they are coming out to..$1000.00 canadian. So i just need money for attractions buses,trains(intown)food and stuff to buy. How much do you think i will need for this for 2 people?? And by the way...Thank you guys so much for all your help so far!!!

15. Posted by RiverRuner (Budding Member 38 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

50 euros a day for food, lodging, and stuff to do and see was very comfortable when i went last summer, to Germany, Switzerland, Paris, London, Vennice, Florence, and Rome. I think when your with a buddy you can save a little more by splitting meals. The trick is to always think about what you ACTUALLY want to accomplish. FOr example, i wanted experience, and i didnt need little souvenires form everywhere. I thought of my hundreds of pictures as sufficient souvenires. This way, i could splurge on a message in Switzerland and a bike tour through the tuscan countryside, in florence. Also, be frugal in the expensive countrys like England and Switzerland, and stick to a budget.

16. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

@ stayhungry

CAN$ 1000 for two weeks and two people - that is 23.50 EUR per day and person for hostel. That is pretty good if you book online.

If we go with official numbers: approximately 350 EUR/month for a single person is the social welfare in Germany. This is "no frills" money without accomodation and transport. Since you got this already taken care of for your trip, the social welfare is a good basis.

You need money for half a month for two people - that is 350 EUR, makes around 500 CAN$. This figure sound better to you? Keep in mind we are talking about social welfare. If we add the 1000 CAN$ you already spent on hostels we arrive at 1500 CAN$. That is just my previous minumum of 750 CAN$ per person as minimum when I included hostels. Happy?

So if you take 500 CAN$ for the two of you for two weeks, you'll be living on social welfare levels. Therefore, if you want to have a bit of fun, try to double that.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 3, 2006 10:39 AM by t_maia ]

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