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My friend and I are currently in the process of putting together a month trip from mid December to mid January. We’re looking to hit up Italy, most likely staying with his family and our study abroad friends for about a week total, then hitting up Prague, Paris, Amsterdam, London, and maybe Switzerland. I was wondering about how much to bring to spend each day. Ballparking it ofcourse because we do not know exactly where we are going yet. I heard around 90$ US a day is a reasonable amount. Any help on any topic would help, we are both first timers.

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Staying in hostels, utilizing supermarkets and lunch specials at lower-cost restaurants, no souvenirs, entrance fees, transport at each place… $90 USD should cover you—even in very dear Switzerland and London—but this assumes you book good-value hostels. Prague, maybe $60, Amsterdam, maybe $75-80, but plan on $90 overall to have some breathing room. Remember to budget for train or flights to these places.

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Don, is right on. Also make sure and take advantage of your student status whenever possible to get discounts on entrance fees to museums. Definitely buy food at supermarkets or find cheap street food to keep food costs down.  If you do splurge on restaurant meals make sure and ask locals, they’ll often know the best places for a good and cheap meal.  Traveling in the winter months you may also find that accomodations are at a lower price since it is a slower tourist season.