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Financing Your EuroTrip: 52 European Cities Ranked...

Financing Your EuroTrip: 52 European Cities Ranked by Price

If I could go back to the time I lived in Europe, I would have done things differently. I was very young and didn’t have any idea how to navigate my travels. At 20, I was only thinking of taking pictures in Paris, the Eiffel tower — something that most of us have been daydreaming about.

So, I went. Paris, Barcelona, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Brussels, Amsterdam, the list goes on. I just criss crossed the continent and listened to the guidebooks who told me to go to these cities. To my surprise, when I navigated my travels on my own and when I went out there to ‘participate’ in the world, I learned about other places that are worth seeing. On top of that, it’s cheap.

I wish I could’ve had someone who taught me how to do it. However, I am still thankful that I was able to explore the options by myself. Today, I am going to help you decide the cities you need to visit that fit your budget. The list below include:

  • Currency for each country;
  • One night in the cheapest (but good) hostel;
  • Transportation, famous attraction, food and drinks (beer) per day;
  • The estimated total budget (daily).
  • Prices below are in US Dollars.

Ready? Go on and browse away!

 
DESTINATION
CURRENCY
CHEAP HOSTEL
TRANSPO, FOOD, NIGHT OUT
EST BUDGET PER DAY
  
1
Kiev, Ukraine
Ukraine Hryvnia
$3
$14.08
$24
2
Bucharest, Romania
Romanian Leu
$4
$17.78
$26.30
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
Bulgaria Leva
$7.72
$16.79
$27.27
4
Krakow, Poland
Polish Zloty
$7.87
$16.42
$27.79
5
Belgrade, Serbia
Serbian Dinar
$8.22
$20.69
$29.06
6
Warsaw, Poland
Polish Zloty
$9.18
$22.40
$31.05
7
Saravejo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina Convertible Mark
$8.77
$23.08
$31.21
8
Budapest, Hungary
Hungarian Forint
$7.23
$22.53
$31.23
9
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
Czeck Koruna
$10.80
$21.44
$34.01
10
Riga, Latvia
Euro
$5.85
$27.98
$36.19
11
Zagreb, Croatia
Croatian Kuna
$8.77
$24.86
$36.19
12
Vilnius, Lithuania
Euro
$13.17
$26.68
$37.14
13
Bratislava, Slovakia
Euro
$13.23
$26.90
$40.95
14
Split, Croatia
Croatian Kuna
$14.14 USD
$27.89
$42.14
15
Prague Czech Republic
Czeck Koruna
$19.55
$31.62
$44.93
16
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Euro
$16.46
$32.65
$45.95
17
Tenerife, Spain
Euro
$14.87
$30.44
$48.33
18
Tallinn, Estonia
Euro
$12.07
$33.53
$49.29
19
Lisbon, Portugal
Euro
$19.48
$38.16
$51.07
20
Santorini, Greece
Euro
$21.41
$35.63
$51.55
21
Valletta, Malta
Euro
$27.43
$35.63
$52.74
22
Athens, Greece
Euro
$14.27
$40.92
$56.07
23
Naples, Italy
Euro
$19.75
$36.62
$56.19
24
Madrid, Spain
Euro
$14.63
42.13
$59.26
25
Barcelona, Spain
Euro
$9.82
$47.65
$60.95
26
Berlin, Germany
Euro
$13.24
$45.44
$62.14
27
Bruges, Belgium
Euro
$17.65
$43.57
$66.07
28
Nice, France
Euro
$16.54
$42.13
$69.29
29
Munich, Germany
Euro
$15.99
$42.4
$71.31
30
Florence, Italy
Euro
$18.75
$44.12
$76.58
31
Vienna, Austria
Euro
$12.13
$51.62
$73.57
32
Dublin, Ireland
Euro
$9.93
$53.16
$74.05
33
Ibiza, Spain
Euro
$19.85
$43.68
$74.52
34
Reykjavik, Iceland
Icelandic Krona
$18.71
$53.47
$75.47
35
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Euro
$27.60
$43.48
$76.55
36
Salzburg, Austria
Euro
$20.97
$50.11
$76.67
37
Hamburg, Germany
Euro
$16.56
$44.15
$77.38
38
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Croatian Kuna
$24.15
$49.88
$77.95
39
Milan, Italy
Euro
$17.66
$45.81
$77.98
40
Rome, Italy
Euro
$16.45
$47.68
$80.48
41
Edinburgh, Scotland
British Pound
$15.56
$61.68
$80.83
42
Brussels, Belgium
Euro
$38.94
$45.6
$85.24
43
Paris, France
Euro
$30.90
$74.61
$86.67
44
Interlaken, Switzerland
Swiss Franc
$24.53
$64.16
$88.71
45
Oslo, Norway
Norwegian Kroner
$27.79
$54.85
$89.36
46
Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Kroner
$23.67
$57.11
$91.87
47
Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish Krona
$22.99
$62.15
$93.31
48
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Euro
$24.18
$53.22
$95.36
49
Helsinki, Finland
Euro
$27.60
$52.2
$95.95
50
Venice, Italy
Euro
$27.60
$60.62
$97.50
51
London, England
British Pound
$21.80
$76.47
$105.51
52
Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss Franc
$41.48
$81.34
$124.16

Planning your EuroTrip? Are you confused? Do you have questions? Do you need help? E-mail me at trishavelarmino[at]gmail[dot]com or click here to know how to get in touch!

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Trisha is one of those people who left their comfortable life to travel the world and learn about life. Her style is to stay in one place she likes for 3 months (or more) to know what it feels like to eat, cook, speak and sleep in another culture that isn’t hers. She'd like to believe she's not traditionally traveling but she just chooses to be somewhere else all the time. Trisha also loves extremely spicy food, pineapples, plants and symmetry. In no particular order, her favourite cities in the world are Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv. Follow her life adventures on Instagram - @psimonmyway

  1. Aris

    13 August

    how hard is it to obtain a euro visa? I remember back in highschool when I went with my parents to europe, they checked my parents bank account and it had to be loaded to ensure we have funds to support our travels.. so when traveling alone, how much ‘show money’ is needed?

  2. What a great resource! This is such useful information and if I was young and single and backpacking around Europe I would definitely be using it! As it is, I’m not so young, no longer single and travel with an entourage (of kids!). As a result, our travel costs are sadly a little higher these days. It’s still interesting to see which countries offer the best value, though, looks like the Ukraine could make for a cheap(er) family holiday! πŸ™‚

  3. karla

    25 August

    This is a very good and helpful article. These are important things to consider when backpacking. Thank you for summarizing it all in one post.

  4. Natalie Deduck

    27 August

    Great info Trisha! Thanks!

    Just finished three months travelling around Europe, and I have to tell you that was scared by how the prices increased from 2014 (my previous trip) to 2015. No doubts that on western Europe that cheapest country is Portugal, followed by Spain. A big surprise for me was France (including Paris, Nice and Marseille) was cheaper than Italy (Rome, Florence and small towns). But the most expensive place I visited this summer no doubt was Amsterdam, I felt I was being robbed every time I went to by a sandwich…lololol…
    The key is to research well, and find the best deals, that’s why your post is so helpful, it gives us insight of how much we should expect to pay to have a good trip and fun.
    Cheers,
    Nat πŸ˜€

  5. Chris

    27 August

    Nice idea!

    Is the value you’ve listed in $US?

  6. Sanket D.

    27 August

    This is so amazingly useful. I can see that for my last trip to Europe, I pretty much opted for the most expensive places – Dublin, Scotland and London, right up there. Sheesh! I’m pretty sure my next stint’s going to be in East/Central Europe though πŸ™‚

  7. What an outstanding list! Definitely bookmarking this as I brainstorm/plan future Europe trips!

  8. Kimberly Erin

    28 August

    Not in the slightest bit surprised that Eastern Europe rocked the lower budgets, but I am actually surprised that both Denmark and Sweden were more expensive that Norway! wow, Thanks for doing the math πŸ™‚

  9. Elizabeth

    29 August

    Interesting post. Prices change rapidly. We were in N. Italy this summer, it had been 3 years since we had been there. It was more expensive now. We have had some shcok of reading of cheap places, only to arrive and find they are anything but, Turkey and Argentina both fall into this category. In some of these countries that have economic issues things can change rapidly- 20%+ inflation in not uncommon.

  10. What a useful list Trisha! Thank you so much for sharing. Living very near London, it doesn’t surprise me at all that it is the second most expensive place on your list. But the prices in Zurich!? Yowzers. We’re about to book a trip to Krakow so you’ve delighted me by placing it at number 4. Bring on the beers ;). Great post!

    Gabby

  11. This is super useful! We got a fright when we arrived in Vancouver at saw the dorm bed prices, we’re used to living in private rooms around South America at half the price. Need to get used to it for the Europe leg of the trip though!

  12. Awesome! We’re hoping to make our way to Europe (and ultimately start travelling through it) next year so this list will come in handy when deciding where and how we plan our travels! There were definitely some surprises on this list, and some not so surprising numbers!

  13. Tracie Howe

    31 August

    Great resource, Trisha! I knew there was another, more practical reason that I needed to visit Eastern Europe. πŸ˜‰

  14. What an awesome resource, Trisha! Thx so much for posting. I have pinned and tweeted it!

  15. Stacey Valle

    31 August

    My travel partner and I first planned to backpack Europe for two months last summer but realize that it doesn’t fit our budget at the time. However, we are hoping to explore Europe in about two years time after saving up! It’s nice to know this!

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