A few people recently emailed me to ask about the budget I had for my trip to Vancouver, so I thought why not lay it all down in a blog post?
My original budget was about $500, but I ended up going a little over due to underestimating how much I’d need… ended up being about $650. Still not bad for a week in Canada, I think. As expected, the airfare was the biggest chunk at about $260. If I would have chosen another time of year to go, I could have potentially spent about $100 less… but since it was the holiday season, that was the bargain at the time.
Pre Trip Costs
Airfare – $260
Travel Insurance – $89
Accommodation – $150
Entertainment – $40
Transportation – $40
Total – $659
*All amounts are in USD.
The trip itself, not including the pre-trip costs, came to only about $310, divided into 8 days is about $38.75/day. For as truly expensive as Canada is, that is truly amazing.
Also to note, there are some expenses that I had to cover before the trip that I didn’t list here. About $160 for my passport and $100 for my travel backpack and daypack, but I didn’t include those as I feel most travelers would already have access to those and while they were intended for my trip in Canada, I knew they’d get use after the trip was over.