I can often get asked “how much spending money should i take to Ibiza” and go to all the clubs. A lot of people can go to Ibiza and be surprised that their £500 isn’t going to last them a week.
I have blogged about this in the past but it was two years ago and in that time prices and exchange rates have changed so i thought i would write an update as i found last year was a lot different to years previous.
The clubs in Ibiza are renowned for being expensive, when i set up this blog €30 to get in a club worked out at about £18, i have always thought this was a good deal, after all they are the best club in the world, now €30 is more like £30, still not bad if you were looking at only a couple of clubs on your trip but if you want to go to the clubs regularly then the cost starts to add up. For example, if you go to the main clubs say 6 nights out of your two week holiday then you will be looking at spending between £200 – £300 on club entry.
Once you are in the club then you can expect to pay €6 – €8 minimum for a drink and that’s if you only drink water. A couple of drinks in each club (presuming its water) and you’re looking at almost another £100, this means so far you are looking at up to £400. Again, i personally don’t think this is a large amount of money to pay for 6 nights in the best clubs ever, however i have had people asking me if they can go to the clubs every night and still have change from £500, The answer is simply no.
Again this is something completely unique for each person who visits Ibiza. If you’re eating crisps then your screwed! with the exchange rate it has made things like bags of crisps and snacks twice the price of what they are in the UK!
In general though the food wasn’t to much of a wallet buster. We found eating in places like BarM, Iticia, Kanya didn’t bust the bank but i would say you will need a minimum of £15 – £25 a day for food if you eat breakfast/lunch and dinner, if your going for 14 nights then expect to need about £350, if you want more fine dining then obviously you will expect to pay more. this means so far we are needing £750
You will be drinking in Ibiza no matter what! weather its water on the beach or a beer before you go out your going to be drinking! If for some reason you are on a water diet in Ibiza then you should be ok, a few pound a day will keep you happily hydrated.
If beer wine and spirits are your poison then you will obviously expect to spend more. Getting some drink from the bodega before you go out will cheapen up your night, Once your out the main popular bars can take a bit out of your wallet, beers are not to over priced but if your looking for a few cocktails then expect to pay £5 up. Obviously you can find cheaper bars to go in, but if you want to be in the thick of the action then expect to pay money. It would be really hard to put a price on this but i wouldn’t expect to spend less than £300 in two weeks and i don’t drink till i cant speak. after the drinks you will be needing about £1050
One recommendation is that if you hire a car for your holiday then get out of town and visit a supermarket to stock up your apartment. It wont save you 100’s but you will find that everything is a lot cheaper than the main centres.
Once your on the island you have got to travel round, even if its only to go to the clubs, you will still need money for it. You can always use the disco bus which wont break the bank but the chances are you will be getting a taxi back. If you need to travel from one side of the island to another e.g. San Antonio to Playa Den Bossa or Ibiza Town then you can be looking at about £30 – £35 if my memory serves me correctly. over a two period this could easily rack up to about £150, most of the time however you share a taxi so this wont be all for you to pay.
If you leave the club earlier then you could still catch the disco bus back, if not its possible to catch the regular bus back, however i don’t think this is really fair on the locals having to go to work on a bus full of clubbers going home!!
Remember if you get your club tickets from wherever the pre parties are you will often get a free bus to the club, you can often expect to stand in healthy queues to get on them.
In the day time, if you want to travel round the island then i would recommend hiring a car but i would pre book it and pick it up from the airport when you arrive. I found last year that getting a car for 1 week booking in advance was cheaper than hiring a car for 1 day when your in resort. Again if you have any comments about this then please leave comments below.
If you don’t have car hire and pay for taxi’s getting home from the clubs then we can up our total to about £1150
Sounds like a random one but if your there for two weeks the cost of a sunbed can stack up. a sunbed will cost you about £6 a day and unless your hardcore with skin that doesn’t burn then your looking at another £6 for an umbrella for the day. over two weeks you looking at another £100 and that’s not going on the beach every day.
Total after sunbeds £1250
In this post i have just gone through the main parts of your holiday that will take your money. I haven’t listed everything you will spend money on because that will be impossible. Everything is just my experience and everyone is different, A clubbing holiday in Ibiza however wont be done on a few hundred pounds unless you only go for a couple of days. Other things you might spend some money on might be boat trips, presents, souvenirs. I wouldn’t be happy without using the safe in the bedroom which may be a few pounds a day, also if you are not in an air conditioned room then you will need to hire a fan for your stay, again, this is a few pounds so a fan and a safe can take another £60 – £70 for two weeks.
Total after the safe and fan for the room £1300
All together if i was to sum it up short hand i would recommend having £150 – £200 to spend per day. Some days you will not spend it all and wont need to, other days you may spend more. I base this on going to a few clubs a week spending your days on the beach and eating out every night. If you can afford to take more then take more. If you cant afford that much then don’t worry, you can still go and have a great time with less but you cant expect to be in a big club every night.
One thing i will promise however is that no matter how much you spend you will not regret or begrudge one penny of it!
If you have been and think im wrong or think I’ve missed something out then please leave a comment below.