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I am planning on going cycle touring and I was wondering if anyone can advise as to how much it will cost per month

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When I did a short tour to France last year, my main expenses were accommodation, food and drink. In fact the only thing I can think of that didn't fall into this category was things like entrance to museums etc. Certainly shopping was out. But aren't you asking this question the wrong way around? I mean, I spent probably €150 per night on decent food and hotel. So, for me, a month would be getting on for €5000! But shouldn't budget drive accommodation, not the other way round? –  PeteH Jun 25 '13 at 19:40
Where? South America, Western Europe Eastern Europe - all have different pricing stuctures. Whats you tolerance for discomfort (camping under bridges vs 5 start hotels). Would you rather eat in a restaurant and sleep in a tent or sleep in a bed and eat tinned food. –  mattnz Jun 25 '13 at 21:50
It depends. From $5 to $500 or more a day I guess... I spend about $5-$20 a day in New Zealand and Australia depending on entry cost to museums etc. I spend more overseas if you factor in transport to and from the tour location. I suspect I'd spend more if I was somewhere I had to pay for accommodation or the entertainment was more expensive, most museums and galleries here are $10 or so per day for entry. –  Mσᶎ Jun 26 '13 at 0:17
Tolerance for sleeping rough is high. Planning on cycling down through the states so north/ central/ south america. –  Andrew Welch Jun 26 '13 at 10:41
so if accommodation costs are zero, doesn't your question just boil down to "how much per day does it cost to feed myself in north/central/south America?". You may have more joy with this on the travel stackexchange site, or maybe something like tripadvisor. –  PeteH Jun 26 '13 at 18:06
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closed as too broad by mattnz, jimirings, freiheit Jun 26 '13 at 21:55

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