The Budget Savvy Travelers

15 Month RTW Budget Breakdown

We compiled this information to share with other travelers to assist with budget planning for their own RTW trip. Sure, we probably could have spent less, but we pride ourselves on the fact that we travel very comfortably and do extensive research to find great value for the dollar. Following France (where we spent month 10), we set course for northern Europe, where we visited England, Scotland, Norway, and Iceland (during our 11th month). During month 12, we flew from Iceland back to mainland Europe where we visited Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Finishing in Serbia during month 15.

The chart below breaks out the total cost and average daily expenses for this period of travel. During this 4 month time frame, we traveled to 9 countries. We spent a total of $12,234. Our daily average for this initial time frame equates to $95 per day. *Click on chart to expand.

The chart above includes all expenses while visiting the destination as well as transportation costs when traveling to the destination.

After nearly 15 months on the road, including traveling through 23 countries and 6 continents, we’ve spent a total of $55,645. At this point in our travels, our overall daily average is $128 per day. When we include credit card reward statement credits the overall daily average is $123 per day.*Click on table below to expand.

This table categorizes all expenses incurred during our RTW trip.

Of course we have to include everyone’s favorite, “How many?

Looks like we have a little competition going on between longnecks and bottles of wine?


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