Yeah, really it depends on one's standards or "enginuity".
It's possible to live in Vancouver on 500 or so per month. Thats approx what welfare is but I don't know how those ppl do it.
But here's a little something to ponder. This is pbbly the cheapest way to do it and I couldn't travel this way. Still need at least $100 per day, so around $3000 per month
And this $3000 is just to survive. For travel, Eurorail costs 600 to 1000 per month
How much money do I need? A few words about budgets.
Please discuss budgets in Euro as that is the currency in use in most of Western Europe.
The consensus on this board is that you need about ¤50 a day as a minimum to survive. This covers:
¤ 20 for a dorm bed or cheap shared double room
¤15 for 3 self-catering meals (supermarkets and street/fast food)
¤3-5 for local transport within a city
¤8-10 for one activity per day. This could be laundry, or a museum, or a few beers…
Not included are: getting to Europe, inter-city travel, full-on sit down meals, and alcohol.
Given that this doesn’t leave much room for fun activities, a budget of ¤70/day is more realistic. Of course, as you spend more on accommodation or meals, the sky is the limit.
Keep in mind that these are averages for Europe. Individual countries may be more or less expensive. Switzerland and Norway are significantly more expensive than Bulgaria or Portugal.
I'd agree with that blurb. However, I spent a whole lot less.. but I wasn't traveling around and I lived pretty much like a welfare recipient. 2500 cad including airfare for two months in london. Since I was living in zone one, I didn't have to spend money on the tube. I either walked or bussed everywhere.
Re topic, canada, the states, italy, france and turkey.
Are people thinking of the alps when they vote switzerland?