Food- This is more complicated. Bryn was budgeting about £10 a day which is going to be a lot for Romania but maybe not enough for Vienna or Krakow. We are probably going out for dinner quite a lot in Budapest, Krakow and Vienna, so I think we should budget about £50 for that. These places are full of cafés as well and I think we should budget £3 for each day for this (not including Romania- 9 days). I think an additional £20 each for groceries and take-away meals should be enough. I think we should round this up to £100.
Culture- The entrance to most museums, churches, etc. is around £3 and I think our average will be about two paying places a day in each place outside Romania. I think £40 should definitely cover it.
Transport- Quite cheap in most places. I think the cost in Romania would be negligible but I'll include £3 each just in case. Krakow is fairly small but a taxi across town only costs about £5 anyways. In Vienna the plan is to get an 8-day travel card that can be shared between everyone. They cost £15, which would amount to about 2 per person per day. We could buy single journey tickets of 95 p for the remaining people and other days. These can be used on buses, trains, etc. We're obviously including the cost of the hydrofoil here too (£55). Budapest is a big place so I think we should have a healthy travel budget for this part of the trip. My guess would be about £75 altogether.
This adds up to £350. I think I have over-estimated the cost for most things, but it’s best to have some money left over as costs we couldn’t anticipate could come up. I think having a bit of emergency money in case of stolen passports or other such things is probably a good thing. I welcome any guidance on the prices. Maybe people who have been to any of these places could tell me whether the estimations are OK? I feel like I have been neglecting Romania, budget-wise but I don't really know what we will be doing there. My impression was that we would do more nature stuff than actually spending money.
Hope to see everyone soon (at my party!)