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Mélissa and Léo, students, 1300 euros per month: a trip to Sicily calculated "to the nearest euro"


DEAR HOLIDAYS - This is the time when one would like to forget everything. However, a constraint imposes itself with more or less force on the holidaymaker: the budget. Despite their low income, this young couple treats themselves to a week of “dolce vita”.

Even with a mini-budget of students, there's no question of staying home this summer for Mélissa and Léo.


For me, it's very important to go on vacation, to travel, to discover other cultures

", confides the 22-year-old young woman, in master STAPS (sciences and techniques of physical and sports activities) in Grenoble.

After Spain last summer and Greece in May, direction Italy in early July for the young couple.

And more precisely Palermo, in Sicily.

It's the first time we've been there!

», rejoices Mélissa.

For the young 22-year-old student, and Leo, 20, also in a master's degree in sports, this stay requires real accounting skills.

We are super thrifty

,” slips Mélissa.

Because it is necessary to manage to make their low monthly incomes – which boil down to their student grant (490 euros each), payments from the Caf (175 euros each) and odd jobs here and there – coincide with the expenses inherent in any trip: transport, accommodation, expenses...

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Source: lefigaro

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