How much money do I need?
I am going to Malaga with school in 2 months for 5 days. I'm a girl and I love fashion and makeup so will probably buy those things at the duty free in the airport. How much euros will I need and will I need any English money? It's my birthday just before I go so I'm going to ask for euros for that.
- Duty free?? YOu appear to be clueless50
- keith is right ..your not experienced to know it ..but duty free shops are not cheapest ..in uk you use pounds in duty free40
- Why would you need any English money? Spain doesn't accept pounds.
You don't need much; most activities, food etc will be covered by school. So take spending money; there won't be much discount on duty-free at the airport as it's within the EU30
- There is hardly any difference in the cost of make-up and clothes at the airport - in fact, most of it is very expensive.
Duty free only applies to things bought if you're travelling from outside of the EU.
It's far cheaper to buy things like that in a sale in the UK or at a designer outlet.10
- Can someone please just tell me how much money I need! I'm not bothered about the debate on duty free!01
- Cost of Living - Malaga Spain
- Forget the "duty free" shop at the airport. Stuff is super expensive there. Shop somewhere in town instead.20
- British airports prefer sterling currency.00
- duty free, yes, duty free, but the base prices of their merchandises are much more expensive than in city.10
- Multiply your incidental expenses for five days in the UK times 1.5. I think Malaga is cheaper than Madrid or Barcelona and much cheaper than London. Don't include things like museums, food and lodging if they are paid for. The extra 50 % is for souvenirs and a safety factor. You may save money.
Your question indicates the impossibility of a definite answer since you falsely assign cosmetic needs only to females..Your other needs are impossible to predict since they are personal to you. If you are too demanding, no amount of money will be sufficient, particularly if you do not have the mathematical skills to do currency conversion or VAT reimbursement. It is not straightforward. .If you don't splurge, your expenses should be comparable in Spain and Britain, perhaps slightly less in Spain. .
I hope that isn't too harsh. I think you are in dire need of an "attitude adjustment." before you travel unprotected into the real world.
I am from the US, by the way, so travel in Europe is slightly more difficult for me. I enjoyed travelling with my back pack and hanging out with all sorts of people including British factory girls who were resourceful and not ostentatious..
You might save a few pence on the most expensive lines in a duty free or on board "mall," but I doubt it. El Corte Inglés is upscale. Why not compare. You might want to change brands to something local.Five days of cosmetics and clean knickers shouldn't take up much room. Pack them and take them along.
We also do not know your assets or your sophistication in accessing them, but you seem naive and defensive. If you have a bank card from elsewhere, you may access the funds from an ATM in any city in Spain. In Barcelona, the ATM languages are German, English, Spanish, Catalan and a few more. Malaga should be similar. As I remember, there is an opportunity to choose to receive different.currencies. You might need Sterling for a side trip to Gibraltar. Euros are better everywhere else. I keep a safety belt with a few hundred Euros/dollars/pounds for emergencies. It comes in handy for taxis when I arrive late. I really don't need it.
I met many charming and unpretentious British factory girls when I was backpacking. You would do well to seek out some of them for advice. Some of them on the islands were completely unadorned. I don't remember make up.
I should tell you that I am married now and my wife doesn't like to back pack. She bought some lovely things at El Corte Inglés. She says the nightgowns are stylish and better quality than in ordinary US shops. US boutiques might be better. .Her perfume is expensive (Cartier and Boucheron). I buy it on line for her at discounters. I'd hate to think of the cost in Paris. .
Good luck to you. Study abroad is a life-changing experience.You will grow up fast.