Avoid Buying These 5 Items At The Airport If You're On A Budget

Oftentimes, traveling through the airport requires enduring long layovers where you’re stuck being hungry, bored or a combination of the two. This can result in spending unnecessary money and therefore inheriting buyer’s remorse. 

If you’re usually tempted to splurge while in the airport, just remind yourself that most items are priced with a steep markup. 

Here are 5 things you should avoid purchasing at the airport if you’re on a budget:


If you’re going to have a long layover, the best thing to do is to eat before your flight and pack food. Not only is it better for your health, as most food options at the airport are on the unhealthy side, but it will save you tons of money. 

bottled water

Reusable water bottles are great for the environment and you can refill it at the airport’s water fountains. 
Purchasing a bottle of water at the airport can cost you about $5 per bottle.


Of course, we all want to stay connected while traveling, but buying WiFi at the airport can result in heavy costs. Most airports offer free wifi for a limited amount of time and if you need more time, you’ll have to pay outrageous fees. 


If you forget your phone or laptop charger, try finding free ones to use at ports in the airport and purchasing a new one once arriving at your destination. 

Foreign Currency

If you need foreign currency, it’s best to head to a local ATM once landing. Trying to get foreign currency in the airport comes with high commission fees that are not worth it.

before you head out for your next trip; make a list and check it twice!

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