Budget: Greece

This is one of our Budget series of posts to give you an idea of how much we spent traveling around the world. Here we will look at Greece. Check our posts to see what kind of activities we did and where we stayed!

*Note: We are writing this budget post before we meet Della’s family in Athens. This budget does not include what we will spend with them. Keep in mind, on that note, that it does not include some of the most famous tourist attractions in Athens.

In Greece we used the euro. We converted to US dollars using the current conversion rates at the time of our visit. It was approximately 1 euro to 1.3 dollars.

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Total Spent (24 days): $2277.71

Accommodation: $985.72

We stayed in mostly hotels here in Greece as hostels do not seem to be around much. We also stayed in a couple of Airbnbs. We also got one of those for free due to an Airbnb coupon.

Activities: $143

This included many museums and ancient archaeological sites and 1 Zumba class.

Alcohol: $46.93

Our alcohol category does not include alcohol that we buy with food. We bought several bottles of wine and some Greek liquor.

Food: $595.64

Food here felt a lot more expensive than Albania. We ate out occasionally, though many times we brought stuff back to our hotel room to eat/cooked at our apartment.

Miscellaneous: $68.84

This included a large trip to the laundromat, a semi-large souvenir, some postcards and mailing them, some toiletries and other necessities.

Transportation: $437.58

This is a big one here. We traveled exclusively by bus (though ended up having to take 2 taxis due to buses not running where/when we thought they would). We stayed in 7 cities in Greece and had to travel between them, sometimes taking multiple expensive buses in a day. We also did day trips to archaeological sites by bus.

This divides out to $94.90/day which is (just barely) under our $100/day budget. Phew.

In case you are curious, we have done an average over the course of our entire trip and have come to $105.85/day. We are excited about this because it has come down every month (given that we started with our safari and over $200/day). Hopefully as we head to Asia in the next months, we will go even lower and end the trip under budget! 

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