Euro Day 2025 is on Wednesday, January 1, 2025: Traveling Europe on 5 euros a day?

Wednesday, January 1, 2025 is Euro Day 2025. The euro came into existence on 1 January 1999, although it had been a goal of the European Union (EU) and its predecessors since the 1960s.

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The euro came into existence on 1 January 1999, although it had been a goal of the European Union (EU) and its predecessors since the 1960s.

Traveling Europe on 5 euros a day?

I would say if you already have a train ticket and airline ticket (not included in the total price), you are going to camp every night and are not adverse to walking *everywhere*, you can do Europe fairly cheaply.

Let's do a rundown. Legally, you can camp in Scandinavia for free in public parks. That means that during that period you will not have to pay for a place to stay (in our "cheap as possible scenario" -- in reality, I would still camp at a site to gain access to toilets, security, etc.) For the sake of argument, let's say you spent 10% of your time in Scandinavia and that you are going for 2 month. That means you spend 6 days.

For your other 54 days, you will need to spend about 10~15 euro on your campsite. On average, I would say this will be more like 15. However, in cheaper countries (such as in Lake Bled, Slovenia), it can be as low as 7~8. Therefore, I am going to estimate an average of 12.5 euro a night for 45 nights. The other nine nights I will attribute to overnight trains (from Denmark to Switzerland, etc), which cost roughly 15~20 euro (for sleeper reservation). In total, split between the 12.5*45 euro for the campsites and the 17.5*9 for the overnight trains, this is 720 euro. Granted, you might be able to couch surf for free, but that takes time and effort to set up, and leaves you with less freedom of movement and choice. I am not a fan of couch surfing, as other members of Yahoo Answers seem to be. It is cheaper, yes, but it is simply not my style. (If it is yours, I expect you can save a lot of money that way. But, when you get right down to it, 360 euro a month is pretty cheap for accommodations).

Food will be an expense as well. If you are good at eating very little, plain food, like myself, you should have no trouble eating for under 8 euro a day. Buying bread (~2 euro), sandwich meat (~3 euro) and cheese (~3 euro) serves as more than an entire day's meal. A reusable water bottle can be refilled at your campsite for free, which will save you the extra 2 euro a day (minimum) of costs. In total, I would say that you should average about 10 euro for food a day (just to make sure you have enough money to eat). This should equate to around 600 euro in total. However, there is always room for cheaper food. You may end up spending under 400 if you play your cards right.

Finally -- incidentals. There are always incidentals. From getting to and from a remote airport, to subway fare and museum costs, to that time when you decided that you couldn't take it anymore and are going to get a decent restaurant meal and stay in a hotel, it happens. These, however, can be averaged out to make them quite low. I expect they should be about 3 euro a day, give or take. If you aren't as up for walking as myself, they will rise. Buses aren't cheap when you take them every day. If you are cheap, though, I would shoot for the 3 euro estimate. In total, this will be about 100 euro extra.

So, to recap, if you already have the train and plane settled, for a 2 month trip I would estimate 700~800 for accommodations, 500~800 for food and an extra 100~250 for incidentals. In total, 1400~1850 euro for a two month period. That is what I would call the minimum to have a good trip without starving, secretly sleeping in backyards (or living rooms), etc. With couch surfing/late night tent setup, food scrounging, and walking, you might just be able to swing 700~750 euro. It would be hard, but I can see it being possible. Either way, those are my numbers.

21 Euros a day. Is it possible?

21 Euros a day. Is it possible?

Not at all. In europe 21 euros a day won't even be enough for food let alone anything else! Croatia is a gorgeous country by the way!

Is 30 euros enough for a 10 day holiday for a kid?

Is 30 euros enough for a 10 day holiday for a kid?

30 euros for 10 days is only 3 euros a day. That is only just enough to buy you couple of ice creams in most places on the Canary Islands.

If you are happy to limit your 'incidental' spending and are willing to avoid the "I can see that thing so I want to buy it" attitude, then 3 euros a day will be plenty. All your meals and drinks are provided by the hotel so you should be fine.

Just remember to manage your budget carefully if you want to buy postcards to send to your friends.

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