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Travel Travel Blog Daily budget summary - Europe 2015

Daily budget summary - Europe 2015

Over the course of this summer I mentioned several times the cost of various places we traveled to. As I write my trip journals I put things in perspective. Here's our costs for each city. This is our total daily budget for 5 people including accommodations, food, local transportation and admission to museums etc.. I'll be writing more in the trip journals later.

 

Nimes, France $168
Paris, France $180
London $370
Lubljana, Slovenia  $175
Zadar, Croatia $165
Split, Croatia $165
Ciovo, Croatia $165
Florence, Italy $225
Bologna, Italy $235

 

Notes:

Nimes - We rented a 2 bedroom house in Nimes and our budget probably could have been $20 cheaper but it was the beginning of the trip so we spent our entire daily amount.

Paris - We rented a 2 bedroom apartment in Paris. This includes daily metro rides, entrance to museums and eating out every 3rd night.

London - this got us one room in someone else's apartment and an air mattress. Our budget would have been $25 higher if we didn't eat free breakfast provided by our host and take the bus instead of the subway. This paid for NO museums or churches.

Ljubljana - We got a 4 bedroom gorgeous apartment in the historic center and 50% of our meals in restaurants. If we booked for a week we would have saved $50 per day.

Zadar - We got a 2 bedroom apartment in the historic center. We were able to eat out several times. No long term discounts.

Split - We got a 2 bedroom apartment near old town. Had I booked earlier we would have spend $30 less per day. No long term discounts.

Ciovo - We got a 3 bedroom apartment 40 meters from the sea. We cooked all of our meals. Had I booked earlier we would have spent $30 less per day. No long term discounts.

Florence - we rented a 1 bedroom apartment with a mini-kitchen. We ate out 50% of the time, didn't use public transportation and didn't pay for any museums.

Bologna - we rented a 1 bedroom apartment. We ate out 50% of the time, didn't use public transportation and didn't pay for any museums.

 

Summary:

The cities in Croatia and Nimes, France come in about the same price with Ljubljana and Paris being a tad higher. The two Italian cities are a good $50 more per night and the one extreme is London at roughly double the group average. Ljubljana could be a killer deal if we stayed a week. Croatia gave no discounts for longer stays. Paris was a bargain because we stayed 3 weeks. Had we stayed only for a couple of days it would have added $50 to the price. 

 

Travel Travel Blog Daily budget summary - Europe 2015