I Did an Experiment and Stayed in Budapest for 5 days With Only €100 (Spoiler: I Did Everything I Planned)


In the evening we went to the supermarket and bought croissants for breakfast and an evening snack. We had to get going at around 11 a.m. in the morning, so we had enough time to have breakfast and pack our luggage before starting our trip to the airport the next morning.

Money spent during the day:

Tickets to thermal baths — 5,200 forints / €16
Travelcard — 1,650 forints / €5.20
Lunch at the thermal baths — 1,836 forints / €5.80
2 croissants — 340 forints / €1.60
In total I spent €70 in 4 days. If we add €40 for renting the accommodation, we get a little more than €100. It would’ve been possible to not go beyond the budget of €100 if we reduced our expenses by not going to Starbucks. We could’ve bought a sandwich and a cappuccino from a supermarket, instead of a seasonal and more expensive drink with a topping and whipped cream. Anyway, €110 is a pretty good result taking into account that we were able to do everything we planned.

Are you the one who prefers to have a budget when you take trips or the one who’d rather not cut down on anything during your vacation? Tell us your preference in the comments!

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