How to save for a 10-day European holiday in HALF a year (with 1 cheat week!)
Need to cram for a trip (or a big purchase) later this year? Here’s a savings blueprint that you can follow to save PHP 100,000 in 6 months.
- In this blueprint, the amount you need to save per week decreases from PHP 7,000 in the first week to PHP 1,000 in the last week. This is designed to get the hard part out of the way first, but if you want to start small — the discipline of saving does take some time to get used to — you can simply reverse order.
- The cheat week is designed to allow for emergencies or for those times when it’s harder than usual to save — birthdays, enrollment week (for those who have kids), Christmas, etc. In the table below, I placed the cheat week after the 3rd week (because that first month is heavy) but you can move it up or down the schedule.
- PHP 100,000 should be enough for a 10-day multi-city European trip, including airfare, train tickets, admission fees to attractions, accommodations and food. Your actual budget will depend on a lot of things — how many cities you want to visit, whether or not you are able to get cheap plane tickets, etc. — but PHP 100,000 is a good starting estimate. You can also adjust your plans to fit your circumstances: for example, if you didn’t luck out on a seat sale for your airfare, you can make up for it by choosing cheaper accommodation. (My other post How Much Does A European Trip Cost? discusses this budget in more detail.)
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If you aren’t in too much of a hurry to save PHP 100,000, you can follow this 1-year savings blueprint instead.
Good luck and happy saving! 🙂
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