HOW MUCH MONEY TO TAKE WITH YOUR JOURNEY
Finally, the cherished tickets were bought and it was time to plan your budget. We bring to your attention our selection of special services, with the help of which you can easily and accurately determine how much money it takes to take with you on a journey, as well as control expenses during your holidays.
Convenient Russian-language service that displays prices for various services in different countries of the world. The displayed currency is the local currency of the state.
Just go to the site, select the country you are interested in and check out the order of prices for the main items of expenditure:
food in restaurants and cafes;
budget accommodation and other services.
Here you can also see photos of shop windows and menus – this will help you navigate even faster.
Budget Your Trip is a regularly updated information collected by travelers around the world. On the resource, you can plan a budget depending on your capabilities: here you will receive valuable recommendations for budget, medium and luxury holidays. Another convenient option for this tool is the ability to calculate the total travel budget and control expenses during the holidays. Here you will also find useful tips and life hacks, for example, information that in all parts of Germany you can safely drink tap water, that the northern part of Italy is more expensive than the southern one, etc.
Convenient service with which you can compare cities or countries by cost of living. Choose on the site your hometown, for example, Kiev, and the city to which you are going to go. And the calculator will calculate for you the difference in the standard of living in percent. Conveniently, the calculation is carried out in categories, for example, 1 km taxi, a movie ticket, etc. You can also compare the places between which you have a choice. For example, Porto and Lisbon: it turns out that restaurants in Lisbon are 13% more expensive.
The Expatistan tool works on the same principle as the previous one. Here you can learn that living in Caracas is 53% more expensive than in Amsterdam, and Chisinau is 268% cheaper than London. Another convenient option: for some countries, both the black exchange rate and the official exchange rate are given.
Big Mac Index
Back in 1986, the authoritative British publication The Economist began to compile the Big Mac index: it is used to measure the purchasing power of residents of various countries. It was a Big Mac that was taken as a basis, since McDonald’s works in almost all countries, and it contains meat, bread, vegetables, cheese. The Big Mac Index is something like the Ukrainian borscht index when calculating the cost of a borsch food set.
How not to go beyond your budget?
After you have calculated your daily budget, use smartphone apps that will help you not to go beyond it.
Specify the currencies of your country and the country where you are resting – and the program will show your amount of expenses in both variants. It is also possible to specify the daily limit and enter data about the money spent. Exchange rates are updated regularly.
A very convenient application for those who travel in a large company, where someone paid for plane tickets, someone for a taxi or booked a hotel room. To avoid confusion in costing, install Budgy on your phones. Now everyone will be able to enter into the general budget data on their expenses and photos of checks. And at the end of the holiday, the program will automatically make the calculation and send to the post office the information about how much money per person has been spent. Agree, very convenient!
We wish you a comfortable and economical holiday!