How much did 3 weeks in Portugal cost?

We departed Malta on January 24, arrived in Portugal later that day, and stayed until February 13. For the purpose of budgeting we are including any costs from January 24 onward, including the flight to Portugal. The expenses outlined below are for 2 people and are in United States dollars (USD).


January 24 – February 13

Total Number of Days


Total Expense

$2,829.26 USD

Average Daily Cost



Transportation (airlines, metro, train, Uber, etc.)


  • We were fortunate, our flights from Malta to Portugal were only $48 per person!



  • The entirety of our time was at AirBnBs.

Food (restaurants, grocery store, snacks, etc.)


  • In Portugal we split our time between eating our and preparing meals at our AirBnB.





  • Bathroom supplies, umbrellas, allergy medicine, donations, etc.

Mobile (SIM card)


What does this not include?

While these are costs associated with our travels, they are not country-specific, which is why they are not included in this expense report. 

Trail Wallet

To help keep track of our budget and expenses, we have been using an app called Trail Wallet, which is what allowed us to easily track and report category-specific expenses. Click here for a separate post about Trail Wallet. 

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1 Comment

Rosemary · February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

You seem to have had an amazing time. I’m so sorry we didn’t get to meet up in Portugal, it would have been fun to hear from you directly. I think the RTW reset is a great idea and I’m looking forward to hearing what’s next for you. Whatever it is, be sure to keep telling the stories.

best wishes


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