Money Matters

Fascinating Money Facts

  • Average Daily Spend  (Ex Pre Trip): 26.50 Euro
  • Cheapest Camp-site: 6 Euro (Holland/ Germany Border)
  • Most Expensive Campsite: 14 Euro (South of Amsterdam)
  • Most Expensive Accommodation (Inc Breakfast):  51 Euro (South of Elbe River prior to Hamburg)

Pre Trip Spend (All bought whilst working, everything else I already had)

  • Bike Service, 2 new Schwab tyres, rear bike rack, basic tools = £210
  • Ortileb Rear Clasics,  Ortileb Handle bar bag, small dry bag = £160
  • 1 Northface tent, 1 Thermarest Sleeping mat = £250
  • 1 Pocket Rocket Cook Stove = £30
  • 1 Samsung net book N110 & accessories = £350
  • 1 single overnight ferry ticket from Harwich – Hoek of Holland £60
  • Other miscellaneous – Water bottle, bungee cords, toiletries £50
  • Specialist Insurance £120
  • Total £1,230
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2 Responses to Money Matters

  1. matthew newton says:

    Thanks for the money info.
    But what about the actual travel budget?
    How much have you allowed yourself for the whole trip?
    And how much have you spent so far?
    Matthew

    • Myles says:

      Hello Matthew, thanks for your question. Once I finished writing the blog Im amazed how many people still come across it. To answer your question I spent about 20 Euro per day meaning a total of 2,100 in 3 1/2 months. This excludes £1,200 pre trip expenses and flight home which was about £100. I really really did go for the cheap options and think a better guide would be 25 -30 Euro for a bit of extra comfort. The big problem was that the Euro was the worst exchange rate ever so I did get stung quite badly. Please email me on mylesmellor@gmail.com if you want any further information. Cheers

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