Budget Planner – 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix

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How much will it cost you to attend the 2017 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit on April 14-16. Read our budget planner to find out!

With good value race tickets and reasonable accommodation prices, the Bahrain Grand Prix is among the cheapest destinations on the 2017 F1 calendar. It’s possible to do Bahrain on a budget, but your spending will quickly add up if you eat at decent restaurants and drink alcohol, which is available but expensive.

Average costs below are per person based on a stay of 4 nights on Grand Prix weekend with race tickets, accommodation & spending money. The budget does not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach Bahrain.

Cheap Charlie

  • Weekend cost $360 USD (€340 EUR)

  • 3-day University complex ticket = $144
  • Cheap apartment hotel in Manama for 3 nights (per person, twin/double share) = $90
  • Spending money ($40 x 3) = $120

The Cheap Charlie - Explained

The Cheap Charlie stays in a hostel, buys the cheapest weekend ticket (General Admission),  takes their own food and drink to the race, doesn’t drink alcohol trackside and either makes their own food away from the track or eats at budget restaurants such as McDonalds. If possible, the Cheap Charlie will look to eliminate the cost of accommodation altogether and either stay with friends or couchsurf.

Average Joe

  • Weekend cost $720 USD (€670 EUR)

  • 3-day mid-range ticket (e.g. Turn 1 grandstand) = $267
  • Mid-range hotel in Manama for 3 nights (per person, twin/double share) = $180
  • Spending money ($100 x 3)  = $300

The Average Joe - Explained

The Average Joe buys a low to mid-range Grandstand ticket for the weekend, stays in a 3-star hotel or apartment, buys food and drink trackside, and can afford a reasonably priced restaurant meal at night as well as a few drinks at the pub. Average Joe’s budget doesn’t stretch to anything more than the cheapest of the merchandise items on sale at the track.

Extravagant Eddie

  • weekend cost $1450 USD (€1345 EUR)

  • 3-day Start-Finish grandstand ticket = $400
  • 5-star hotel in Manama for 4 nights (per person, twin/double share) = $450
  • Spending money ($200 x 3)  = $600

The Extravagant Eddie - Explained

The Extravagant Eddie buys the most expensive Grandstand seat on offer, stays in a decent hotel and goes out to some of the city’s best restaurants and clubs. They will take taxis rather than public transport and spend up big on merchandise at the track. They may risk blowing their budget with a trip to the trackside Casino.

Click here for estimated daily travel costs in Bahrain. Leave a comment and tell us your money-saving tips.

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