Journey Bills – Switzerland In February – Bicycle Touring Professional

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How a lot does one month of journey in Switzerland price?

Effectively, in case you haven’t but learn my final publish on this matter, test it out right here. In that publish I confirmed how my first month in Switzerland price me simply over $,1700 USD. And whereas my first month in Switzerland was comparatively uneventful and I didn’t enterprise very removed from my dwelling base in Luzern, February took me by bike and by practice to a few of Switzerland’s most well-known cities and landmarks.

Beneath, I’ve listed out for you precisely what my bills have been for the month of February 2009 within the tiny, however costly European nation of Switzerland.


My condo in downtown Luzern was paid for effectively prematurely, but it surely price me 1,200 CHF (or somewhat over $1,025 USD) – a worth I used to be glad to pay for such a main location.


I additionally purchased a 15-day scholar (as a result of I’m nonetheless below 26 years of age) practice/boat/museum/bus go that may enable me to journey on virtually any of Switzerland’s public transport techniques at no cost. With this ticket I used to be in a position to get to a variety of Switzerland’s well-known cities and landmarks… and any of the quite a few spherical journey practice rides took not more than 8 hours. The associated fee for this ticket (which I bought on the practice station in Luzern) ran me 342 CHF (or $291 USD). Had I paid for these tickets individually, it could have price me in extra of $850 USD.


Meals (virtually all of which was bought from the native grocery store) set me again 158.56 CHF ($134.77 USD), which is simply barely lower than I spent on meals in the course of the month of January. This lower in spending is to not say that I ate much less, however merely that my associates who came visiting me paid for a few of my meals. (Thanks Wealthy and Leslie!)


When my buddy Wealthy (a giant time skier) flew out from Massachusetts to fulfill me in Switzerland, I needed to spend the additional money and go snowboarding with him for a day. So we went to Mt. Titlus within the city of Engelberg, the place I spent 56.60 CHF for my raise ticket and a whopping 63.65 CHF for my ski leases (I suppose the man gave me the skilled skis, even supposing I didn’t want them. A budget skies would have achieved me simply fantastic.) All in all, sooner or later of snowboarding in some unbelievable Swiss powder price me $98.61 USD.


Along with transporting me across the nation, my practice go was in a position to get me right into a handful of Swiss museums at no cost, however I did needed to pay 4.50 CHF for me and my buddy Leslie to get into the Einstein Museum in Bern. The museum was located within the condo during which Albert Einstein is claimed to have developed his concept of comparatively. I actually needed to see the place, regardless of it being so small, so I gladly pitched over the cash.

As well as, I spent an additional 17 CHF on Luzern Carnival pins. These are more likely to be my solely souvenirs from this complete journey (don’t quote me on that).

Sleeping Mat

As an extra present to myself, I bought an Exped DownMat 7 Pump Sleeping Mat, which I’ve already written up a fast overview for. The mat price 179 CHF, or about $152 USD… and it has me sleeping like a child, whether or not I’m campd out within the snow or sleeping on onerous wood flooring.

Work Associated Expense

Lastly, I suffered a catastrophic loss this month when my laptop’s onerous drive immediately died on me. Fortunately, I had backed up all my information on an exterior onerous drive and solely misplaced the previous month’s value of labor and my whole music assortment. Had I not backed up my information, I’d nonetheless be crying in regards to the state of affairs and since the contents of my laptop is so extremely vital to my monetary state of affairs, the journey would have possible come to an finish at that very second.

The lesson right here is that this: BACK UP YOUR DATA… AND DO IT REGULARLY!

A brand new 320 GB onerous drive price me 70 CHF and I now run from a model of Home windows that’s solely in German. Oh, the thrill of getting your laptop fastened in another country. (On a constructive be aware, I didn’t need to pay any service fees as a result of I used to be in a position to repair the pc on my own – with my buddy Wealthy’s help. Thanks once more Wealthy!)

Should you skimmed this text, listed here are the totals for the month:

House – 1,200 CHF or $1,025.70 USD

Prepare – 342 CHF or $291.00 USD

Meals -158.56 CHF or $134.77 USD

Leisure – 26 CHF or $22.04 USD

Sleeping Mat – 179 CHF or $151.74 USD

New Onerous Drive – 70 CHF or $59.34 USD

Grand Complete

In complete, I spent: 1,975.76 CHF or $1,684.59

Should you divide that by 28 (as a result of there are 28 days within the month of February), that may be a median of 70.56 CHF or $60.16 USD per day.

Whereas I had predicted February to price me far more than my first month in Switzerland, it truly ended up costing me much less. That being mentioned, February is a brief month and had there been just some extra days on the calendar, my every day bills would have carefully matched that of January.

Whereas I notice that studying an article corresponding to that is possible fairly tedious, I hope it helps the few of you who’re searching for onerous information on what it truly prices to journey in a rustic like Switzerland.

Subsequent month I’ll be reporting my bills from travels in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. See you then!

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