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1. Posted by bsjoey (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

My name is Joseph, and over the past while I have been interested in traveling to Scotland to learn a little bit about where I am from, so to speak. In any case, I would prefer to get out of the big cities and see more of the country, though I would like to see the big cities as well. I would not be wanting to rent a car or anything of the likes, and would be planning on using a train for longer distance travel (more than 30km to and fro).
So, I guess my question is, if I were saving my money for drinking and eating light (to save money for drinking) how much should I plan on spending in a day, or whatever time period is easiest to figure?

thank you for your help.


2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi there

The UK / Scotland is very expensive.
You will need about 20 Pounds per night in a hostel (esp in Edi or Glasgow) and food can be costly - but buy groceries n stuff in Sainsburys or Lidl to save money. You can live off of 5 pounds day if you shop and cook wisely :)

beer is about 2.60-3 pounds per pint - again these are Edinbugh prices. So a night out to get a drunk is simple math :)

"How many pints to get drunk X (the Average of) 2.60-3 pounds."
and there you go!

3. Posted by bsjoey (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks much for your response. From what I find on the internet, Edinburgh and Glasgow seem to be the most popular places. Which makes me assume that they are considerably larger cities, though I may be mistaken. If I went more rural, do you think that the prices for lodging might drop? I think I could handle 20lbs. a night for a few weeks, but to find something cheaper would be nice too.

4. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

In my opinion it does not matter where in Scotland you go it is expensive. I have lived here 31 years and there is very few places I have not been in my adult life.

I would say you can live in Edinburgh for a reasonable amount. 20 pounds a day in a hostel would surprise me. And you can certainly drink for less than 2.6-3 pounds a pint.

There are plenty of cheaper pubs than this even in the centre of town.

Eating out is expensive though and eating in the hostel would definately be way way cheaper.

pasta, soup, and basics are fairly cheap.

the friendliest people I have found to be in the far north or the west coast.

I am from Aberdeen and althogh I love it I do not think they are the most open to tourists.

Edinburgh (east coast) is a very cosmopolitan city these days but it is full of cliches in certain area's too.

Anyway, if you have a specific question send me a message.