Long stay in Spain/Portugal

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  1. durhamahoy

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    Good evening funsters,
    Not wishing to go too much into my finances :Rofl1:

    Would funsters reckon that £800 a month is possible for a 5 month stay in Spain/Portugal over winter?

    Just thinking out loud, any help much appreciated as have never done this, but the sands of time are passing and starting a loosely filled bucket list of sorts

    Steve
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    hi depends on how much you eat out or use bars . last winter i took my son with me he was going through his family break up. he was broke so i paid . we never ate out but did occasionally use a bar. we or should i say i spent about 2,800 over a 5.5 month time in spain and portugal. that included ferry ,diesel ,food ,beer/wine . and tobacco for him .
    have a good time but just dont go mad . might spend less this year as i,m traveling alone . well in a group. be interesting to see how much .
     
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    I assume you are setting up a planned budget for a trip rather than quoting a price you have been given by a site!

    That being the case I would say you are under budgeting a bit. Look at the the Malaga meet in March thread and you will see they have negotiated a rate of 14 euros a night which you may/may not be able to achieve but for budget purposes this would mean a site expenditure considerably more than you are budgeting.

    However if you are not wanting leccy and are only going to use a site on an occasional basis, spending more time off site then your budget figure might be achievable.

    To illicit a more accurate evaluation of your budget I think you will need to supply more information on how often you intend using a site/ what facilities you want the site to have etc.

    But I agree with you if you are planning a trip it is always sensible to work out a budget before you go so nasty surprises are kept to a minimum.

    Norman
     
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    i forgot we never used sites at all . wilded all the way . real spirit of adventure .
     
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    i reckon you will need £400 a month on site fees alone :Sad: then say another £100 / week on groceries etc thats your £800 covered, fuel? Gas? odd lunch / night out?
     
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    I thought you couldn't wild in spain? that is was illegal now.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, now think £800 is a no go.
    Don't fancy too much wild camping, was thinking of the Denia area.

    Really do appreciate the help.
    Steve
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, now think £800 is a no go.
    Don't fancy too much wild camping, was thinking of the Denia area.

    Really do appreciate the help.
    Steve
     
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    Hi NormanandSue,

    Thank you for the reply, I am trying to work out a sensible budget for next winter. We would like to go out odd times, nothing posh and just chill.

    Steve
     
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    I'm struggling to respond to this post, as I'm watching children in need in Scotland £800. Per month are you for real Bill
     
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    you can park but not camp. you need to read the instructions 08/v-74
    its all there .it can be a nuisance educating the guardia but someone has to do it .
    only been arrested once . that was soon after it was announced in 2008 . thanks to momo on here i had copies of the instructions . was released with an apology .
    if your near valencia give mo a pm . she is a great m,homers friend .
    hopefully see you soon mo.
    only 23 days to boat time .
     
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    Hi Bill,
    Yes am for real :thumb:
    How much would you say is a sensible amount? having never done this don't really know and am looking for advice. If people say £1500 will sort the budget our accordingly. But thanks for the reply.

    Steve
     
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    Dear dear please tell me your not for real
     
  14. Mikeco

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    If you choose one campsite and stay there then it will cost you less than £10 a day so around £300 a month, after that the food and other costs are the same as being at home so it's do-able.

    Mike
     
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    What on earth are you trying to say! He is asking for advice, he doesn't know how much he needs, he is asking.

    When you don't know something about motorhomes and Travelling, you ask, and somebody, you hope, helps with an answer.

    Yes he is real!!!!!

    If you can help.......help.
     
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  16. bailey

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    And another one if you don't know I despair
     
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    What on earth are you on about, try taking water with it.

    Mike
     
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    I think Bailey is "trying" to make a point that someone is talking about spending £800 a month travelling when he himself is watching a fund raising program on TV...... !!

    Am I right.. ???
     
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    You don't know what a arrrrsssseee
     
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    If that is the case, he should say so, not do one liners. I am watching a program and the bloke in USA says he has spent 4500 dollars on diner.
    Think what you will, but this guy want to know how much to go to Spain, he may indeed have already given money to a charity, but he still needs info.....not crap!
     
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