Traveling in Europe is an exciting and enriching experience due to the continent’s rich history, diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and a wide range of attractions. Here are some of the most important tips and considerations when planning your Europe trip:
Floating in the dreamy blue water in Albania
Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
The average cost of traveling per day in Europe can vary significantly. It depends on several factors, including the country you’re visiting, your travel style, and your personal preferences. Europe offers a wide range of options to cater to different budgets, from backpacker hostels to luxury hotels. Since Eastern Europe and Western Europe travel costs differ quite a lot, here’s a rough breakdown of daily travel costs for each for various budget levels:
Budget Travel – Eastern Europe: $15 – $40 USD per day
Budget Travel – Western Europe: $30 – $50 USD per day
Mid-Range Travel – Eastern Europe: $40-$120 USD per day
Mid-Range Travel – Western Europe: $60-$150 USD per day
Luxury Travel – Eastern Europe: $120 USD and above per day
Luxury Travel – Western Europe: $150 USD and above per day
While there aren’t many street food options, throughout Europe like there are in Southeast Asia, you can stick to the local restaurants to save some money on food. Average minimum food costs per day:
Eastern Europe: $30 per day
Western Europe: $50+ per day
Europe is known for it’s excellent transportation options. You can get around on any budget, as there are super cheap flights, well connected trains and subways, buses, Ubers (in many cities), and it’s pretty safe to rent a car in most countries if you prefer to drive yourself. Many of the bigger European cities are walkable and bike-able (is that a word?) as well. Transportation should not be any issue for your Europe trip, no matter your budget!
Mid-range suggested daily budget – $90 (Eastern Europe) or $140 (Western Europe)
*Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a mid-range hotel or Airbnb, eating out at affordable restaurants, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!