How much money do you need on the Camino de Santiago?
It depends on your requirements and budget. If you sleep in an albergue every day, it costs 10 Euros on average. But in a hostel you can get a bed for 20-25 euros per night. If you have breakfast in an albergue it costs 3 euros somewhere else it's 5 euros. Many places offers pilgrims' menus for lunch and dinner for 10 euros which means three courses and it's completely filling. You can cook for yourself which means 6-8 Euros per person. On top of this you will need coffee, drinks, other snacks for 5-10 euros per day. Make your short calculation for Camino Francés with our Cost Calculator
But you don't need to bring a lot of cash with you, you can use your card in the shops and you can withdraw cash easily from many ATMs in towns.
Nothing unnecessary just exactly what you need for your Camino