We’ve been working hard lately and crunching a lot of numbers. We pulled out the old statistics textbook and studied it thoroughly. We forced the planets to line up, the atoms to quantitate, and our cat to land butter-side up. The end result is a new mathematical and statistical method for calculating the average daily costs here at Budget Your Trip. Now, our travel budget will be more accurate than ever.
One of the primary reasons for doing this: everyone believes that they travel on a budget. Previously, we calculated the budget, mid-range, and luxury travel costs based on the type of trip that you told us you were taking. So, if you said that you were traveling on a budget, then your travel costs were used to calculate the low-end “budget” travel costs instead of the mid-range or luxury numbers.
However, we don’t do this anymore because you are a big fat liar. Yes, I’m talking to you, the woman who spent three hundred pounds sterling per night at a hotel in Edinburgh, but claimed that her trip was “on a budget”. And no, a “budget” trip to Disney World for an entire week would not cost $600 per day. And to you, the guy who spent two thousand Euros on alcohol in Paris, you clearly need to redifine your idea of “cheap”. We really like your party style, but could you have at least selected “mid-range”?
From now on, we’re running statistics across all of the spending data no matter the type of trip. We’re breaking it down with standard deviations, quantum physics, rocket surgery, and voodoo magic to ensure that your next trip will be as awesome as your luxury budget can afford, even though you still think you’re on a budget.
Just to remind you, all of the average daily travel costs come from actual travelers. If you can’t find budget data for a city that you’re about to visit, please sign up and contribute so that future travelers can benefit. Lately, we’ve been growing in leaps and bounds thanks to you. Recently, someone submitted travel data for city number 1,200!
As always, let us know if you need help, have questions, or want to beg for more travel money.