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How much spending money do I need?

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How much spending money do I need?

Hi! I'm planning a two-week vacation ( road trip with my partner who lives in Denver). He'll be picking me up from LAX and we'll be heading to New Mexico then back to his place in Denver. I'd like to pitch in for gas and have my own spending money -- any idea how much I'd need to have on me?

We're not a very tourist-y couple and we're both introverts who prefer low-key activities.

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1. Re: How much spending money do I need?

There are fuel cost calculators available that you can plug in your trip route and the type of vehicle you'll be driving to give you an estimate of gas cost for the trip. For example:http://then.gasbuddy.com/Trip_Calculator.aspx

As far as your own spending money, that would vary so much that I don't even know how to guess. It depends a lot on what you include in that spending money (meals, snacks, souvenirs, gifts?) and the activities you do that you might want to pay for.

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