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budget & cost

  1. Robo

    VdlP Budget is Ready! - All part of the Fun of Planning a Camino

    A small milestone in Camino Planning was reached today :D I don't know about you, but I have a separate Bank Account which is my 'Camino' Fund. I feel a bit guilty if I take funds from our joint savings for 'my' Camino, so every now and again when I have a bit of spare cash, I drop it into my...
  2. How Expensive is Walking the Camino - Camino Budget Planner

    How Expensive is Walking the Camino - Camino Budget Planner

    You can download the Budget Planner here: https://robscamino.com/2018/2019/budget-planner/
  3. D

    Used backpacks

    Hi - I'll be back in Santiago either today or tomorrow. I want to either trade in my pack if possible or give it away - it's a front opening one, zip all the way around, frame, in reasonable condition, needs a few zip repairs. I want a smaller one as I'll be here for another 2 months. Is there...
  4. L

    Most Affordable Camino??

    Hello! I have been traveling for years pretty minimally in terms of finances and have become very fascinated with the prospect of going on one of the many trails associated with El Camino. I have no problem camping in a tent but as I’ve had less energy this year from burning out from a ton of...
  5. Ungawawa

    What would you want from a Camino finances app?

    I'm looking at making an app for tracking your finances as you go along the Camino. In the past I've done this with a mobile spreadsheet, but I realise that having a dedicated app for it would be a lot more practical. I wanted to ask the forum what sort of features they'd want from a...
  6. EmoJohnson

    Via Francigena Affordability?

    I’ve walked Porto to Santiago (May/June 2017) and SJPP to Burgos (May/June 2018) and am itching to complete my walk, Burgos to Santiago (or Muxia)....but now Via Francigena has caught my eye... I would likely walk only the Tuscany to Rome section but want to ask: is lodging affordable? Is it...
  7. Kim Won Sills

    Questions from an amateur, walking in July 2018

    Hey everyone! In July I intend to walk the Camino del Norte beginning around the 18th - 20th. This will be my first Camino and I chose the Northern Way because as I understand it, it's a "quieter" walk that hugs coastline for stretches and with less road walking than the Frances. Also with it...
  8. Thegreyfoxfromoz

    Camino Finances

    My wife and I finished the Camino Frances on April 5th, 2018, in 27 days. We had a blast but I have a few observations on finances. All notes below relate to 2 people and our experience may differ from others. Aiming to give s simple summary of one topic I found confusing on this forum Credit...
  9. Mikle

    Any experience with sleeping in churches/monasteries?

    Hey all, I'm wondering wether anyone has experience with reaching out to churches and monasteries for a (next to) free place to sleep and a shower. Being a musician I have the luxury of being able to take time off for this trip, but funding it is a whole different ball-game... ;) I've e-mailed...
  10. Trish K

    Rough cost of Camino Frances in December

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and am loving the wealth of information on here. I am planning to undertake the Camino Frances setting off on 24/11 and hoping to arrive in Santiago on 31/12. One piece of info I can't seem to find recent info on is what I should expect to spend. I will be...
  11. Milly2b

    Sleeping outdoors

    Hello everyone ! Ok so this may be a strange question, but since I am on a tight budget I thought I may as well ask in case others do do this... I'm planning on walking the Camino Frances in 2-3 months and was wondering whether it's possible/legal to sleep outdoors along the way instead of...
  12. Milly2b

    Cooking your own food

    Hi there! I'm planning on walking the Camino Frances in 2-3 months and have a pretty tight budget. So I was wondering whether it is possible to buy cheap ingredients (rice, lentils etc) in most villages along the way and cook them in most hostels instead of paying for the pilgrim meal ? Thanks...
  13. E

    How are you funding your Camino?

    Is anyone else using non-traditional means i.e. not your regular wages ? I ask as I'm selling off part of my nerdy collection of Scout and Guide pins and am almost halfway there. I haven't been able to do any paid work for a while due to severe depression but for reasons unknown, I've become...
  14. Luka

    Daily budget on the Norte?

    I'll be walking the Camino del Norte and the Primitivo in July/August (if all goes well). I am trying to estimate my budget for these combined Caminos. I think I'll need 35- 40 days (an extra day in Oviedo and/or Santiago included). Would a daily budget of 35 euro be enough? Counting on...
  15. notion900

    Santiago Airport Catering £££££££

    Just had a thought to share - the only food available at Santiago airport is horrendously expensive. At London Gatwick airside I usually spend £3 on a sandwich, drink and fruit to take on the plane (thanks Boots Meal Deal!), last time I was at Santiago it was EUR17 for the same in the...
  16. Clark

    Cost of albergues

    Hello everyone! I'm planning to take the coastal way from Porto to Santiago next year and I'm trying to plan my expenses early to start saving. From the videos I've seen I thought the alburgues we around 5€ a night but on the sheet I printed out that lists them in seeing hardly any for under...
  17. fraluchi

    Pilgrimage back home from Santiago

    Next year (2018) I'll be 80 young and after many Caminos since 2007 I think it to be time and return "home" from a last pilgrimage. I should fly to Santiago de Compostela, walk to Pamplona, from where to fly back home. I hope to still be very fit for walking, but the transatlantic flights...
  18. B

    Help an ignorant wannabe pilgrim

    Ok. Sooooo.... ive never done this before and to be honest dont even know where to start myself and a friend have an interest in walking the camino del Norte in May we have maybe a week to do it (or at least a stage of it) and need to do it on a shoestring for it to be achievable so i need some...
  19. Jaco Klynsmith

    Budget in 2017

    Hi, Most of the posts I find on budget are from a few years ago. What is a realistic daily budget?
  20. Amanda___

    Camino del Norte, April-May 2017

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum/camino, and am looking to take on the Camino del Norte starting in mid-April and ending late May. I'm 23 and hike pretty regularly, do you think finishing this route in 5 weeks is realistic (starting at the beginning in Irun)? I've also read on some of the forums...