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how much spending money should we take ?

Asked by: 7th July 2011

how much spending money should we take? heading to costa teguise in august family of 4 2 adults 2 kids – 12 & 8. staying self catering also wanting to do main exercusions like submarine, rancho texas, camels, water park etc. thanks


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  1. debbie entwistle on Jul 08, 2011

    I am not sure about excursions as we don’t normally do them as they usually work out quite expensive. For 2 adults and 2 bhildren for a week I would probably say take about £850 for food, drink etc if you are self catering. When we go just the 2 of us we spend around £700 in a week but that is drinking every night and eating out at more expensive restaurants than you would do with the kids in tow.

  2. David myers on Jul 08, 2011

    Its all down to how much you want to spend really, i was out there early June just the 2 of us and i was spending about 25 euro for 2 meals and a couple of drinks, but if you want a 3 course meal and plenty of drinks you could double the cost very easy, all the exercusions like you mentioned work out dear car hire works out cheapest, but its best to book the car hire before you go on the internet for best deals

  3. Kitty on Jul 08, 2011

    About £1000 a week. Probably more if you want to do the sights. I would agree with David about hiring a car. Much more convenient and not too costly.

  4. Peter Lammas on Jul 09, 2011

    if you go with my lot you will need about £2000 per week just for food and beer, they must think we won the lottery.

  5. gordon on Jul 10, 2011

    how can u spend that much on booze n food? maybe this is how we can afford 4-6 hols a year. is that including the cost of the holiday?
    we take approx 400 euros for food n drink a week
    cost of holiday is 400-600quid. 2ppl self catering.

  6. larry connell on Jul 17, 2011

    Come on Gordon 400 euro, I can spend that in 2 days with my lot, I agree with peter, your kids think it grows on trees, does it!
    Dont worry about the cost stephen, just have a good holiday and take your debit card, worry about the cost when you get home.

  7. gordon on Jul 17, 2011

    we dont drink, or smoke. so only buy food and bits n bobs plus we have 5 hols a year so thats approx 5000quid… bit more than yer average person

  8. KatyB on Jul 17, 2011

    We go for a month in August, so do have to watch what we spend, but we can usually last on about £1000 max, we do hire a car to get about, and eat at many of the varied restaurants. Buy rolls and make up for lunch if you have children, there’s plenty of variety about, so enjoy it. Especially the fruit its delicious. You will want to return, so make the most of the lovely climate and beaches, and spend what you can afford.

  9. gordon on Jul 17, 2011

    eating breakfast in hotel, making rolls and snacks for lunch, and eating out every evening and a few drinks, even the coke is more expensive than beer. and we spend approx 50-60euros per day which aint too bad, just proves you dont have to splash out on stuff to have a good holiday.

  10. Chocoholic on Jul 19, 2011

    How much for a family of 4 going SC for 10 nights. We are 2 adults (1 non drinker), a 12 year old boy and a 24 month old baby who really doesn’t eat much and only drinks milk or water from his own sipper cup. Only planned trip is to the water park.