How Many Days Can I Travel In European Countries With £1,000?

How Many Days Can I Travel In European Countries With £1,000?

After some research into the cost of travelling around the world, Isolated Traveller has created a chart showing how many days a person can travel in a particular country with £1,000.

If you are wondering: how do you come up with these numbers? it’s fairly simple, after some research the purchasing power of the Great British Pound (GDP), and using a number of methods such as currency exchange rate, minimal living wage in each country and a few other minor factors.

Isolated Traveller then created a few charts and explored the web, we finally established our findings in the table below.

Exchange Rate

As of 1st of July 2018, £1 is worth…

European Countries are divided into Regions. 

Northern Europe
Countries Days of Travel With £1,000
Denmark, Copenhagen 8 Days
Estonia, Tallinn 14 Days
Finland, Helsinki 8 Days
Iceland, Reykjavik 7 Days
Latvia, Riga 18 Days
Lithuania, Vilnius 20 Days
Norway, Bergen 6 Days
Sweden, Stockholm 7 Days


Central Europe
Countries Days of Travel With £1,000
Austria, Vienna 10 Days
The Czech Republic, Cesky Krumlov 27 Days
Croatia, Split 20 Days
Croatia, Zagreb 20 Days
Hungary, Budapest 26 Days
Poland, Warsaw 17 Days
Poland, Krakow 25 Days
Slovakia, Bratislava 19 Days
Slovenia, Ljubljana 16 Days
Germany, Munich 9 Days
Switzerland, Interlaken 7 Days


Southeast Europe
Countries Days of Travel With £1,000
Albania, Tirana 20 Days
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo 25 Days
Bulgaria, Sofia 29 Days
Greece, Athens 17 Days
Kosovo, Pristina 20 Days
Macedonia, Skopje 21 Days
Montenegro, Podgorica 19 Days
Romania, Bucharest 29 Days
Serbia, Belgrade 25 Days
Turkey, Istanbul 17 Days
Italy, Florence 9 Days
Italy, Rome 9 Days


Western Europe
Countries Days of Travel With £1,000
Belgium, Brussels 9 Days
France, Paris 10 Days
Ireland, Dublin 11 Days
Luxembourg, Luxembourg City 8 Days
Monaco 7 Days
The Netherlands, Amsterdam 9 Days
England, London 9 Days
Scotland, Edinburgh 11 Days
Wales, Cardiff 11 Days
Andorra, Andorra la Vella 8 Days
Portugal, Lisbon 13 Days
Spain, Madrid 11 Days


Eastern Europe
Countries Days of Travel With £1,000
Moldova, Chișinău 25 Days
Russia, Moscow 16 Days
Russia, St. Petersburg 24 Days
Ukraine, Kiev 25 Days
Belarus, Minsk 50 Days

Scandinavia countries and Switzerland are topping the expensive side of the tables, you will get fewer days out of the £1,000 budget. Zurich in Switzerland will cost you over £200 a day, that’s more than four or five times the cost of a day in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Countries in the Western Europe region are averaging around 10 days for £1,000, which makes it far more expensive than the Eastern Europe region, which averages 28 days for £1,000.

Please keep in mind the information is based on a backpackers budget, this means staying in hostels, cheap transports avoiding taxis and walking when possible and enjoying the cheap street food.

The numbers will vary depending on your expenses such as eating at restaurants and staying at more expensive hotels and apartments and other factors.

How do these numbers compare to your personal experience? let us know in the comments.


How Many Days Can I Travel In European Countries With £1,000?
How Many Days Can I Travel In European Countries With £1,000?