Booked flights,hotel and airport transfers whats next ?
You have paid the most expensive part. The next is your holiday spending money. First of all, you need to ask yourself to find out if you are a big spender on a Holiday ? If you are a big spender ofcourse you will need a bit more than others who spend less during the holiday time. You have worked for this holiday for a year long and it is your time to enjoy your moments in your Turkish holiday resort. You may do your shopping, eat out and have drinks. These will ofcourse cost you some money. There are ways to save some extra money out of your holiday too. Let’s start.
How much holiday spending money on bb or hb hotel ?
If you have booked bed & breakfast or half board hotel, you will have your basic breakfast at your hotel. You may sometimes fancy your English Breakfast out as your hotel will provide basic Turkish breakfast. So you are not paying extra for the basic breakfast. You will spend sometime at your hotel pool and have couple of drinks. Lets say you will have about 3 drinks in about 3 hours pool side joy. Your drinks at the hotel will be extra. A non-alcoholic drink at your hotel should cost around 15 lira each so you have already spent 45 Lira.
After your poolside rest, you take your wander out in the streets. You will notice a lot of restaurants and pubs welcoming you for your lunch. At a realistic guess, a normal lunch which means nothing big but tasty and filling will cost about 50 lira. If you take a bottle of famous Turkish beer EFES, it will cost additional 20 lira in a random standard restaurant. Thus will make it 70 Lira for your lunch out.
After your lunch you may ofcourse fancy a bit of walk in the bazaar or around the shops to spot your points for your holiday shopping. Then a stroll on beach front is a nice way to witness the sunset and find yourself a beach front pub. You may go in for one or two drinks. Again a bottle of EFES ( 50 ML ) aka large Efes will cost about 30 lira in a beach front pub. If you have two that is additional 60 for your day. If you are on half board basis hotel you may go back to your hotel for your dinner so it will not cost you. But if you are on bed and breakfast hotel in Turkey.
Then you will need to find a nice restaurant for your dinner. A nice dinner in a standard restaurant ( not one of those which are located in Marina or high street ) should cost about 80 lira. In the most restaurants they offer you the starter mezes for free of charge with a fresh baked pita bread. Again two bottles of large Efes beers another 40 lira.
So the totel you spend 120 Lira including your dinner and drinks. You may fancy going into one of the pubs or beachfront restaurants which offers night entertainment and have another 2 bottles of Efes which then will cost extra 60 lira. Going out clubbing differs for everyone therefore we didnt add it.
How much did i spend in a day ?
So far, you paid 45 lira poolside drinks + 70 lira for your lunch and a drink + 60 lira for your afternoon drinks + 120 lira for your dinner and drinks + 60 lira for your evening drinks.
Total: 45 + 70 + 60 + 120 + 60 = 355 Lira. But this is without missing anything. Think it is like a full package. And where the magic comes in the exchange rate. The exchange rate to GBP in Turkey at the time of writing this article is about 10 Lira to 1 Pound. So 355 / 10 = £35,50 Gbp a day. If you are staying for 1 week and lets say you do these everyday your spending money sums up to £35,50 x 7 = £248.50
This doesnt include your local excursion / trip bookings and shopping. But remember the most of the local excursions include lunch.