If you’re looking to do some travelling, Budget Your Trip can help you not only plan your travel expenses but track them while you’re travelling.
Budget Your Trip is a website devoted to planning and budgeting travel expenses. You’ll find no shortage of websites that cater to helping you budget in general but the feature set of Budget Your Trip is heavily geared towards travel planning. You can plan a trip from scratch or build your trip budget off the existing averages and sample budgets they have for a variety of locales. If they don’t have a budget for the locale you’re travelling too you can always save yours and add it to the global averages so future users can get an idea how much it costs to hit the mean streets of Whytucky, Kansas.
We’d definitely encourage you to double check any odd items you see in the projected average budgets however. While we found the averages to be reasonable in most instances, we found a few odd balls in the mix — $2719 average daily alcohol expenditure for budget travel in Paris made us wonder if there was a decimal problem or a traveller out there somewhere we really needed to go tour Paris with.
In addition to estimating your travel expenses you can actively track and update them as you travel. Pencilled in $200 for your daily accommodations but got offered an upgrade to an ocean view for $215? Swap it out on the fly and a new budget is generated.
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