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Old 04-17-2004, 07:10 AM   #1
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okay im new to posting but have been on this site so many times its unblievable (ps love the site helped me heaps)

so my main problem is that im going to europe for 3 months and think i dont have eunogh money and was wondering what you all thought im going to have about 4500 euros by the time i leave oz and was wondering do you think is that going to be plenty or hould i wok my arse off some more

please help i leave in 1 month
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i am going for 2 months in may....i've been through the same worries.......As far as money goes....What i did was break out the calculator and figure outmy budget. You should be fine, perhaps some of th e"pros" can back this up but i think the financial situation is the least of our concerns as long as we stick to the budget. Got to be willing to"get by" though and not want mr. monopoly life. 3000 Euros is getting me through 2 months by the way, do the math...we're on par. don't sweat it.
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Have you two got credit cards, just in case? Might be handy for near to the end of your trips when moneys getting a bit scratchy.
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I have been getting scared about this also and i'm going to bring a card just in case!!! You always want to be safe!!!
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I have always been told a safe amount is $2000/month. My last figure for my trip came out to just about $1600/mo which included souveneir, film, shipping, and other fees.
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Welcome to the boards borednow!

the times I have gone to europe, I have stayed for two months, and I spend about $3000. You should be fine with $4500 for the 3 months.

but like Tecia said I would recommend you take a credit card with you, just incase you need to use it for any occacion.
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I'm going for 3 months in the summer with about $5400...or about 4500euros. If you break down your day...accomodation, trans, food, drink, museum passes and add it up to a days worth. Just multiply that by the number of days. Know that Southern Europe is cheaper than northern Europe so you figure to save some money there.

My budget is 50E per day.
25E--accomodation
5E---drink
10E--food
5E---sights
5E---misc

Some days you won't go to sights that charge, some days you won't drink, some days you'll splurge on food, who knows, it all evens out.

Take a credit card as insurance

Have fun, where are you going and when? Maybe I'll see you there..email me jw1313@travelpunk.com
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im leaving the 20th of may and flying back to oz the 20 aug

its so scary im leaving in less then a month

thanks for the reassurance
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