Is 380 USD enough money for FOOD for a 7-10 day road trip for one person in America?

I like to eat well when I go on vacation

Not the ramen or spam you would eat if you were trying to save

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  • 6 months ago
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    Based on 28 meals (8 days), that would be an average of $13 per meal. Of course, like me, you may only eat twice a day and snack.

    Point of reference:

    Average fast food meal (McDonald's, Taco Bell) $6 to $8

    Average fast casual meal (Chipotle, SmashBurger, Five Guys) $8 to $15

    Average casual table service (Chili's, Applebees, Olive Garden) $15 to $25

    Average carry out large pizza $8 to $12

    You can do a few cheap meals and then splurge on a special meal or a night of drinking.

    You can certainly stretch your dollar with snacks and at grocery stores.

    So, it can certainly be done

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  • 6 months ago

    $380 should be enough for fast food places but dont expect 3 meals out of it. Id say lunch and dinner. And maybe some dollar menu items

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  • 6 months ago

    Just maybe, but you won't be eating fancy and will have to budget. Not ramen but no fine dining.

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  • 6 months ago

    Where do you plan on eating? Go to places like that in your town, look at the menu and note the prices. Do some arithmetic.

    $38/day is a little low, unless you are going the cook your own food route.

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