Eating in Europe for $40 a Day
My friend asked how she could eat in Europe for $40 a day – she really didn’t think it was possible. With a little attention, it isn’t difficult to keep your food budget under control.
When we traveled in 2012, I wrote down every penny my daughter and I spent on food. We averaged less than 30 Euros per person per day. At that time the Euro was worth about $1.35. Multiplying the amount of Euros we spent times the exchange rate, I get $39.78. The price of food may be a bit higher now, but the exchange rate is much lower. With today’s exchange rate, $40 comes to around 35 Euros, so that would be our “per day” budget.
That’s enough math. Here’s a look at some of my favorite ways to eat well without blowing your budget.
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