Budget for Romania trip
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Dec 6, 2012 7:35 AM Last Post By: lets
Dec 3, 2012 9:31 AM
Budget for Romania tripHello people.
As many of you may have read in previous posts I placed here on the thorn three, I am planning my 12 day trip to Romania December / January (Bucharest, Maramures, Bucovina and Transilvania).
My issue now is budget.
Is E 50 per day enough considering: my budget excludes accommodation; we are foodies so we would like to have one sit down meal a day in average restaurants, nothing fancy at all (just going after where food is authentic and good) but occasionally some meals in very good restaurants; we are drinkers, so we will probably have our daily fair share of romanian wines and beers; we will take public transportation but probably take one or two cabs a day. We are quite simple girls, but we are way passed the age of anything will do and we would like to be able to try good foods and some reasonable confort along the trip.
I thought that it makes planning easier if I allocate train travel outside of the daily budget, so I thought of E50 a day for food, drinks, local transportation and other daily costs, plus E150- 200 for the intercity train travels.
Am I good, overbudgeting or underbudgeting?
Dec 3, 2012 10:51 AM
1Is it €50/day for one person of for two?
€50/day per person excluding accommodations is more than enough (unless you go over the top with wines at restaurants).
For the train trips you want to do tickets for fairly decent options (first class sleepers with two beds on overnight trains/ second class seats on day trains) will probably be €130-150/person in total.
Dec 3, 2012 11:20 AM
2Thanks, Ktak. The E50 was per person estimate. We deffinetelly won't go over the top. The idea is maybe one or two over the top occasions throughout the trip, and average for the rest of it.
So maybe I am ok with E35-40 per day?
We are deffinetelly going for the better train seats and sleepers, tht's for sure. Thanks for your tip on that as well.
Dec 3, 2012 11:48 AM
Dec 4, 2012 12:36 AM
Dec 5, 2012 12:43 PM
53 course meal will be around €10 pp including a drink. Lunch menus can be found for around €3. Beer should be €1. Wine €2 at most bars except Lipscani.
Buses are cheaper, faster and more reliable than trains. I only use the train for long, long journeys like Bucharest - Cluj or simple cheap journeys like Brasov - Sinaia.
Dec 6, 2012 7:35 AM
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