A Student’s Week-Long Spending Diary in Europe

Before they go on The Catalyst, many students wonder how much they will likely spend while they are in Europe. The answers vary, but there is no denying that if you maintain frugal spending, you can make it out of The Catalyst without making a major dent in your bank account. Here is Globalizedu student Brooke’s week-long spending diary for some frame of reference.

Friday

1.75 – quiche

0.25 – coffee fund

16.84 – Super U

  • Laundry pods – 7.94
  • Apple juice – 1.18
  • Pringles x2 – 3.14
  • Sandwich – 1.73
  • Cheese – 3.85

Total = 18.84

Saturday 

1.70 – quiche

3.90 – coin purse souvenir

2.50 – coffee @ Place du Plumereau

4.00 – lime sorbet

9.99 – scarf

Total = 22.09

 

Sunday 

Total = 0.00

Monday

1.70 – quiche

0.95 – croissant

6.50 – kebab dinner

Total = 9.15

 

Tuesday

2.31 – paper and notebook

Total = 2.31

 

Wednesday 

1.70 – quiche

3.12 – bread from the lady who comes to the Chancellerie every week

9.50 – dinner and drink from burger place

Total = 14.32

 

Thursday

Total spent = 0.00

Friday

1.70 – quiche

1.50 – strawberries from market

2.00 – cookie and brownie from market

13.52 – group dinner ingredient and misc.

Total = 18.72

Weekly Total Spent Minus Card Transactions:

= 85.43