The Real Cost Of Traveling – Greece
One question I get asked often either from friends back home or people on the road is, “How can you afford to be traveling for a year?” They often think I must come from money. That is so not the case. I am far from a Trust Fund baby. It really comes down to hard work and dedication to saving for this goal. I sold my soul for a while and put aside the desire for new clothes and fancy dinners. I chose travel over living the high life in San Francisco.
But that is not the point of this post. I have been tracking my expenses and plan on posting my total expenses for each country I visit to give you all an idea of what this type of travel really costs. I hope that by doing this I can inspire others to save towards their dreams of travel!
My first stop in the journey was Greece. I spent a total of 50 days there and my total cost was $1,318.96. Average Daily Spending = $26.38
The Breakdown is as follows:
Lodging $0.00 (was lucky enough to couchsurf the while time I was there)
Food (some of this includes cocktails) : $702.60 / Daily Average $14.05
Cocktails (money spent purely on drinks): $261.86 / Daily Average $5.24
Activities (museum entrance fees): $15.71 / Daily Average $0.31
Transportation (ferries, subways, taxi, buses): $179.29 / Daily Average $3.59
Clothing: $29.29 / Daily Average $0.59
Gear (toiletries): $19.43 / Daily Average $0.39
Misc (local cellphone): $110.79 / Daily Average $2.22