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Old 05-18-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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my boyfriend just left for europe yesterday with $2000 left after his plane ticket. i'm curious how long this will last him. i've heard that it will probably last about a month, maybe a little longer. i know he's going to be staying in hostels, and probably not spending a whole lot on food, but he does like to drink, so i'm sure he'll be at the pubs and bars more often than not. and also, he's not buying a euro rail pass. he just plans to buy his ticket when he decides to leave one place. thanks for any input i can get on this! : )
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Welcome to the boards! Are you going to be doing any traveling yourself?

It could last anywhere from a week (unlikely) to a month (more likely) to two months (less likely). Sometimes people get over there-- especially if they've never traveled before and they're the partying type-- and they go butt-wild, lol.

Does your boyfriend have a return ticket? If so, when is he coming back? Or is it open-ended, depending on how long the money lasts?
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wow their are so many variables to come into play, how often he plans to travel is the biggest thing

first let's convert $ - €
$2000 = 1,578€

let's say that he travels once a week @ 70€ that is 10€/day
let's say that he stays in a hostle everynight getting the cheapest possable room that would be avg 23€/night
he has to eat but he can eat cheap at 7€/day
then the drinking if he likes to go to the pubs and he is in and expensive town he could easily spend over 40€ in one night...let's say he is smarter than that and only drinks 4 times a week at 25€ per/night that is 100€/week or 14.29€/night

grand total of 54.29€/day

1578/54.29 = 29.07 days.

so you should have you beau bake in about a month that is asuming he doesn't buy you something nice when he's over their.
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Quote:
1578/54.29 = 29.07€
oops their should not have been a euro sign at the end off that. it should have been days. SV or someone else if you one fix that it's fine.
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thanks for the feedback...and so quickly! i'd absolutely love to do some traveling. i'm dying to visit japan. he does have a return ticket also, but that is scheduled for only 2 weeks, which he plans on just changing(for a $100 fee) once that 2 weeks comes and he's maybe figured out how long money will last him. but even then, knowing him, he might not stick to that date either. i think it'll just be when his money runs out that he'll make it back. he has talked about also that if he likes it somewhere enough, he'll try to get a job. but seeing as how he hates working, i don't think that's likely.

and he plans on leaving england and traveling thru france down to spain. i know he doesn't want to spend all too much time in france. and he would really like to spend a good amount of time in spain. and he also wants to see italy and greece and germany. and i think all the betweens are less important. but i know for a fact he wishes to spend a lot of time in spain and greece.

thanks for input again!!
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Well, he's going to have a heck of a time seeing all those places on only $2000. I'm not saying it *isn't* possible, but it's amazing how much moving around a lot will suck up the cash, and to go to that many different countries he'd really need more like 2 months. And the UK-- god, that alone will burn through money like gas poured on a fire.
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Not very long! Depends of course where you go in Europe,
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So how long did the 2k$ last your boyfriend?!!

i`m guessing 4 weeks max!
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yeah i wouldnt mind an update too!
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ehh that girl is long gone. she got her Q A'd and she was outta here
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haha, i find it amusing how he left his misses at home.
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It really depends more on where he is going. I spent a week in Romania on less than $200. That was eating pizza for lunch and dinner and drinking at pubs every night. So he could potentially stay for two months if he went to romania and budgeted correctly.
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I did 3 months France, Spain, England, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg on well under $2,000. I think the biggest variables are if you are willing to hitchhike, camp, sleep in squats, and not eat at restaurants much. Basically, are you a hobo? If you're a hobo, 2000 bucks is going to last.
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