Decide The Duration Of Your Trip
Once you have chosen the destination, the second decision you must take to start budgeting in detail is the duration of the trip.
A trip abroad is usually expensive in air tickets, expenses that increase to the extent that the destination is farther and further away from commercial routes.
Of course, being in the American continent, it may not be worth the expense of going for just a week to Europe, let alone to Asia.
To the extent that the stay is more extended, the fixed expenses of the trip, that is to say, those in which you will incur regardless of the duration (obtaining passport and visas, tickets, purchase of suitcase, clothing and other items, etc.) will be amortized with a more extended season of enjoyment.
Investigate The Costs
We are going to assume that you are a Mexican or a Mexican and that you will make a two-week trip to Paris and its surroundings, starting from scratch. Your approximate costs will be:
Passport Of 3 Years Validity: 60 dollars (1,130 pesos)
Large backpack: between 50 and 130 dollars, depending on whether you buy a piece in the range of the lowest prices or one of higher quality and longevity.
Clothing and accessories: it is tough to estimate because it depends on your availability and needs. For example, if you require a new mobile phone or tablet, the cost increases significantly. We will assume $ 200 for budgetary purposes.
Air ticket: At the beginning of the summer of 2017, air tickets for a trip Mexico City – Paris – Mexico City could be obtained at $ 1,214. The price of the card varies with the season.
Travel insurance: $ 30 (this cost is variable, depending on the coverage you want, we have assumed a reasonable minimum value)
Accommodation: $ 50 per day (the approximate amount of an acceptable hostel in Paris). The price range is extensive, depending on the category of housing. The option of Couchsurfing or exchange of hospitality is usually the most economical. The cost of 13 nights would be $ 650