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Roughly, how much money should I allot for food each day, while in western europe. I’m mostly staying in the large, touristy cities.

basically, is food extra expensive there?
Is $50 a day enough?
What cities are more expensive than others when it comes to dining?

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really depends on how/what you eat.  A lot of places you can get street food, (kebobs, sausages, and such) for under 5 euro.   They are sometimes difficult to find, but some restruant/diner places that have big, cheap meals for under 10 euro.  Of course its easy to find more expensive places. 
 
Unless your into fine dinning, $50/day should be more than enough.  If you are budget minded, you could eat on $30 or less per day. 
 
 

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Agreed.  If you really want to keep a tight budget just go to grocery stores a lot.  On $50 a day you’ll eat pretty well.

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Yeah, I don’t eat much, I’m a 128 pound girl Smile hehe.

But I do have my boyfriend with me who tends to eat a bit more then I do. But I agree, $50 does seem to be enough.

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If you have never been outside of the states, it might be a shock to you that every corner in Europe is not lined with some fastfood chain front.  Also eating out at a sit down place is not done as much as I’ve seen here in the US.  You can however, on the markets and such, purchase kababs and such.  I would also recommend stoping at a grocery store to buy 1 liter bottles of water or fruit for snacks.  Then 30-50 would be plenty.

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I never worked out the grand total for an average, but I know the most I ever spent on food in one day in Sweden was $40 at this totally rockin restaraunt. Otherwise we would just go to grocery stores and make pasta and stuff for like 5 bucks total hehe
 
Keep in mind, too, that alot of hostels provide you with SOME sort of food. Look for things like “breakfast included” or “free pasta”. I stayed in like 10 places, and at least half had one or the other, or both Smile

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Me and a friend are budgeting eatting out of grocery store and markets for like 17euros a day? maybe less?

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