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Cost of Travel: A Case Study of Spending for Three Days in Luxembourg

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In this post we look at a real life case study of our spending during three days in Luxembourg.

This cost analysis is connected to our Schengen Area Europe Itinerary – 13 Countries in 90 Days.

Here are our aggregated costs per-category over 3 days of travel in Luxembourg. Costs are reflected in US Dollars $.

CategoryAverage Spend $/Person/Day# of Days in CountryTotal Spend $/Day/PersonTotal $/Two People
Shopping + Miscellaneous $0.883$2.65$5.30
Sightseeing + Entertainment$5.473$16.41$32.82
Summary$91.09 average spend per person per day3 days of travel$273.28 / person / day$546.56 / two people

Assumptions per-category

Accommodation–We stayed in hostels.
–Our configuration in Luxembourg City was a six-bed mixed shared room.
Transport–Costs do not include a flight to enter Europe (we used airline miles).
–We walked throughout Luxembourg City.
–We traveled throughout Europe by EuRail. The cost of our ticket is not factored in the above averages.
Shopping + Miscellaneous
Sightseeing + Entertainment
Wifi–Wifi was included in our accommodation costs.
Laundry–Our hostel offered laundry facilities.
Breakfast–Breakfast was included in the cost of our hostel.
Lunch–We ate out almost every day.
–It’s our favorite meal to try out local flavors.
–Costs are usually less expensive for the same meal offered at dinner.
Dinner–We alternated between eating out and having light dinner at our accommodation.
Snack–We kept snacks on hand.
Drinks–Libations at bars are expensive.
Grocery–We purchased groceries to make breakfast and a light dinner at our accommodation.
Travel Insurance–We did not include our travel insurance costs in the overall price listed here.
— Our insurance ran $3.17/person/day, totaling $9.51 per person for 3 days, $19.02 for two people.


  1. In categories like laundry, shopping & wifi, we may not have spent any money on these services every day. Instead, we added up the total sum of that costs and divided by the number of days within that particular country. This helped us determine how much to budget for future trips.
  2. While we were mindful of our spending, especially because we were abroad for so long, we did splurge on meals and special activities. This may have raised the average costs in a particular category.


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