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How long can I travel in Europe with about $15000 euro?

How long can I travel in Europe with about $15000 euro?

Nov 3rd, 2002, 08:11 AM
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How long can I travel in Europe with about $15000 euro?

I know, I know, it depends on the country and my travel style. I won't be going to the most expensive countries and won't be travelling in July/August. Accomodations can be low end or hostels provided they're reasonably clean and MUST be safe. I don't expect food to be a major expense. I'm not a big eater know where to find cheap, decent food and groceries. Museums and attractions and transportation costs will be unavoidable naturally.

Anyone care to make a wild guess? How many months can I survive out there?
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 08:17 AM
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7 months, 2 weeks, 5 days, 8 hours, 42 minutes, 19 seconds. Give or take a few minutes - your mileage may vary. Void where prohibited.
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 08:18 AM
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5 Months
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 08:24 AM
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You could probably stay for about a year, especially if you make a few places your bases, and rent apartments or a room in someone's home for longer stays.
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 08:37 AM
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How about looking at it another way?

Assuming the 15,000 euro doesn't cover airfare there and back, if you want to spend 150 days (about 5 months) you'd have to make do on a meager 100 euro/day for everything: accomodations, food, transportation, and misc.

4 months (about 120 days) would mean you could up that to 125 euro/day.

For 3 months, 167 euro/day.

For two months, 250 euro/day.

And finally, for only one month, you could go wild at 500 euro/day.
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 08:45 AM
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rhea
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$15000 euro? Eurodollars aren't widely accepted. You'd be better off using euros or GBPs.
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 09:34 AM
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For 15000 Euro, I could spend at least a year, visiting the more expensive countries in the winter and lesser expensive countries in high season. For example in Romania you can have a very nice dinner in a decent restaurant for approx 3 $US, an hour at a internet cafe for US 33 cents, lodging for $15 - $20 a night etc.
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 09:49 AM
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If you run into the wrong people, about 15 min.
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 10:02 AM
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Staying in hostels and not eating fancy, I could live a year on that, maybe longer.
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 10:27 AM
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One year: 45 euros/day.
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 10:52 AM
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Where can you get $15000 Euro?
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 10:53 AM
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xxx gave you a great plan. Figure out how much you plan to spend a day by researching budget accommodations and meals and calculate your days from there. Remember, there are always surprise expenses, so have a cushion.
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 01:11 PM
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I say about 4 months--5 if you are really a cheap eater and have a railpass
 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 01:16 PM
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That is a good plan. I don't think I would average more than 100 euros a day based on my prior trips.

It really is nearly impossible to predict, isn't it. I might be moving a lot in the first month, then settle in a cheap country for a month, who knows. Renting a room in a home sounds like an interesting possibility.

Thanks guys for giving me some ideas.

 
Nov 3rd, 2002, 02:12 PM
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For one, I would take advantage of one of those car lease programs and rent a small diesel for e.g. 3 months out of the trip. That way you "pack up and go" anytime you like, and can afford to stay at cheaper rural places. It will eat up abt 23 Euro/day (based on 3 months, it gets less the longer you rent), but consider the freedom it buys you.
 

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