I am walking on a budget. Can I do it for under €800?

Camino de Santiago on a budget

The question was:

I intend to walk from sjpp to santiago, 4-5 weeks maximum, any ideas as to how much i would roughly have to take. Do you think it possible to do it on 800 euro?

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Should we get euros before we leave home for the Camino de Santiago?

Euros on the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

We are leaving in two weeks for St. Jean. Wanted to see what others were doing in order to prepare their money…

Rates are high here in USA to exchange before we leave and out bank charges 3.5% plus $5 per transaction. Any ideas to get a better exchange rate?

Read the good advice on getting euros before you leave or in Spain here.

What does the Camino de Santiago cost per kilometer?

The question was:

I know this has been posted on here before (probably more than once), but I can’t seem to find it. What is the estimated per km cost for the VDLP? I recall it being more than the Frances route’s 1eur/km.

Read all the good advice on Cost of walking the Camino de Santiago per kilometer here.

Is the eurozone crises affecting the Camino?

The question was:

I’m wondering if the current economic troubles throughout the Eurozone have affected the Camino in any way you could identify. Fewer albuerges/inns open? Fewer pilgrims — or more? Food/supplies costs higher than in previous years? I’m trying to budget and plan for this summer, and wondered if/how things will be different than previous years.

Read more on this conversation on the euro crisis and the Camino de Santiago here.

How much money should you have on you on the Camino de Santiago?

Euros on the Camino de Santiago
Euros on the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

In dollars or euros, what would you guys say is a good amount to have on you? Obviously I don’t want to bring too much, because I don’t have much to begin with. I don’t want to be short either. I’m asking for a realistic amount I can deal with.

Read the good advice on how much money should you have on your while walking the Camino de Santiago here.