Spreadsheeting: How Much I Spent in France

Oh, France! France made my decide that my new “I really really love you” is going to be to tell people that I love them more than all the bread and cheese in France! It was a wonderful week, with lots of good (but simple!) food, and enjoying the great outdoors!

In all, in 7 days in France, I spent $913.51.

Daytime view of Paris from the Seine with Eiffel Tower and river boat

How did that work out?

Airfare: $167.99
I took a flight from Naples to Paris – this cost included my fees for bag check.

Fields outside Avignon, France that look like a Van Gogh painting

Visa: $0.00
France is part of both the EU and Schengen, so my flight in from Italy was treated as a domestic flight.

Amanda Plewes in front of the Sacre Couer in Paris, France

Accommodations: $510.21
I stayed in AirBnBs in Paris and Avignon, so it was more expensive than it could have been if I’d gone the hostel route, but I was so much happier with my own place!

Amanda Plewes in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Activities: $19.20
I didn’t spend a ton of money on activities in Paris (though I easily could have!). This was simply a few museum tickets and nothing else. I skipped the Louvre (gasp!) because I want to come back for it.

Amanda Plewes in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France

Transportation: $82.32
This was mainly subway tickets in Paris and the train to Avignon and Arles!

Amanda Plewes looking out at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Food: $131.03
My food was quite economical – I did a ton of eating in, eating from street vendors (ALL the crepes!), and from local bakeries!

Amanda Plewes looking out at the Seine and Eiffel Tower from the banks of the Seine in Paris, France

Miscellaneous: $2.76
Gotta love Europe and their pay-to-use toilets!

Gorgeous door painted in typical Provence colors in Arles, France


Ultimately, it came out to an average of about $106.50 per day (without flights). I was happy with that – it was definitely a “budget” way to do France. Even on a budget, France was incredibly enjoyable. I can’t wait to go back with a whole lot more wiggle room in it!


Image for 2017 costs for 7 days on a budget in France, including Arles, Avignon, and Paris

One thought on “Spreadsheeting: How Much I Spent in France

  • November 9, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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    France was worth the money i am sure…another place we need to do together!

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