what is the concept of EUR 500 in western Europe?

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  1. kenny1999

    kenny1999 Notebook Consultant

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    what I mean "western" Europe is the richer European countries like Germany, Norway, Sweden, France... etc

    What is the concept of EUR 500 in those countries?

    What can you buy with EUR 500 there? What is the average daily salary of people there, excluding taxes, for
    NOT working in professional industries like medicine or engineering ....


    Maybe I should ask in this way. As a tourist, how many days I can stay with EUR 500? Not including flights, living
    in average motels (not too luxury, not too worse), not dining at expensive restaurants, just living like the most
    ordinary people.

    I am NOT planning to go to Europe or work in Europe, just out of curiosity because of some reasons that are too long to explain.
     
  2. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Which country are you planning on visiting precisely? You can make do with that for 3 weeks with ease in Bulgaria but I doubt you'd be able to stay in Germany for more than a week or two with ~500 euros.
     
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  3. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Geek

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    500 Euros might be enough for a few days in France and Germany outside of the big cities, but in Norway definitely that is not much money. Here in Britain 500 Euros will get you 440 quid. That will last you a few days in London, possibly a week elsewhere depending what you are staying/eating etc. If you are planning on living cheaply then you could probably stretch it to 2 weeks. Its much cheaper outside of major cities though. If you stayed somewhere like where I live you could probably last 3 weeks or so.
     
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  4. kenny1999

    kenny1999 Notebook Consultant

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    How about Hungary? Poland? Czech? How long can a tourist last with EUR 500 (excluding flights or unpredictable expenses like shopping)
     
  5. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    I used to live for less during my studies in Germany (Berlin) :D
    My monthly budget was about 350-400 euros.
     
  6. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Heck yeah.

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  7. Jarhead

    Jarhead Perfectly Sane

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    Honestly, I'd be surprised if you could get a visa to travel to anywhere in Europe with only 500 EUR to spend. At least from all the visa rejection stories I've read about on travel.stackexchange.com, it seems that such a low amount would make immigration think you're tying to sneak in as an illegal immigrant. Seems especially true if you're trying to visit the UK.
     
  8. MadHater

    MadHater Notebook Deity

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    I spent August in Passau, a lovely small town near Munich, with a ~400€ scholarship. Everything else, including accommodation, sustenance, lectures etc., was already covered by the university. It lasted me a mere two weeks and I'm not a big spender.

    Further you go east in Europe, prices are lower (and chick far hotter).
     
  9. Convel

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    Cost of living? A 1080 Ti is €799 and a Vega 64 is €640 here in Norway.

    Jokes aside, you'd be paying in excess of €70 a night in the capital for a good, but not luxurious hotel standard in the off-season. Would be better to look at Airbnb if you're young and not too demanding. Eating at restaurants is considered expensive, a bit more so than in Sweden. Fastfood is much more expensive.
     
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