27 Dec Monaco on a budget
The real title of this blog should be, lol you’re poor.
I can’t say I’ve ever felt poor, but I did in Monaco. Home to more millionaires and billionaires than any other place in the world I certainly felt like a pauper.
How did I afford this leg of my journey? Well I didn’t. Here’s how I did ‘Monaco on a budget’ which is really just an oxymoron.
Just to give you a glimpse into my budget, my lodging should stay under $1500 a month. So nearly half of budget swallowed in three days wouldn’t cut it. There were no discount hotels or cheap airbnb’s that I could find at all. In fact, you can just eliminate the word ‘discount’ from your vocabulary when referring to Monaco.
Food is amazing in Monaco! But, I tried to stay within my allotted food budget of €25 a day which seems annoying low for this city but I think I ended up around €35/day with mini bar charges, oops.
I still ate well, I just split my dinners into lunches as well. I had no shame asking for a takeaway box for my leftovers! I also discovered the hotel gym had tons of complimentary fresh fruit and a 24/7 gourmet coffee stand in the hotel bar so … Free breakfast! I know that sounds so cheap but I’m not a huge breakfast person, the hotel breakfast was €24, and I was way too lazy to go out and wander for breakfast like the poor person I am.
I walked everywhere, my FitBit was on fire and for the first time ever I was number 1 amongst my friends – this might also be the last.
I took ONE taxi ride, and for about 2 miles it was €16!
An hour later, I arrive at the bus station, the luxury bus with wifi arrives on time, direct to the airport,€20.
Monaco is definitely a site to see and I feel lucky that I had the pleasure of staying directly in the principality, but should you choose to visit, be prepared to spend the entirety of your retirement funds.
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