travel advice & savings
2 replies
months money
Ferny's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 17
Member: 6413
Joined: 07/11/2007
User offline. Last seen 16 years 14 weeks ago.

Hey how much do you recommend bringing for a backpacking trip for a month?
My buddy and I will be spending about a week with his family in Italy, then heading to Prague, Amsterdam, and London… We’re looking to do it cheap, not really purchasing anything and eating light ( not dining out). We are thinking of taking flights to get from A to B since it is most likely cheaper than the trains.
Any help would be great as we leave dec. 15!

materialxboyx's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 25
Member: 5136
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 14 years 31 weeks ago.

hey i was there thsi past summer for 10 weeks i satyed with a friend in rome and in austria i sepent total about 5000 for 2 months…for me i seemed to spend more where i stayed for free… thats was just dumb of me!

I am traveling for 85 days
Feicht's profile picture
Eurotrip Points: 1242
Member: 3972
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 9 years 22 weeks ago.

Keep in mind a lot of things cost less if you have more people with you. I definitely spent more money when I was by myself (whether this was due to neccesity or lonely traveller syndrome can be debated []). But seriously… food is the biggie. If it’s you and your buddy, and neither of you are gigantic, your food bill just automatically split in half. I think I literally spent 3x as much money by myself on food than I did when I was with a friend, just cuz you’re more likely to be hitting up street vendors and shit than making your own vittles.
Anyway, I’d say if you’re thrifty, you can expect something like… maybe 2 grand each after airfaire and trains. No matter what you do, hostels will set you back approx 30 bucks each per day. Since you’re going in December, there’s really nothing you can do about that. If you can stay places with free breakfasts, eat fruit for lunch, and then make your own pasta or something for dinner, food is like 5 bucks each per day [Smile
Oh and keep track of your expenses. That’s the best way to make sure you don’t go overboard, keep a little notebook and write down all the money you spend. Sounds anal, but trust me, you’ll thank yourself for the peace of mind!  

I am traveling for 51 days
Bath, Haltwhistle, London, Füssen, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Speyer, Nördlingen, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Salzburg, Rome, Ostia Antica, Athens, Delphi, Athens