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F--K Time Magazine’s list of 40 places to travel before you’re 30

Does it look like we're made of money and PTO, TIME?

TIME, published a liist called “40 Trips You Should Take Before You Turn 30” and all we at Metro can say is, f--k that.

Does TIME think we all happen to work in finance, and or aren't drowning in student loan debt?

This vacation bucket list is impossible, and extremely blind to the financial struggles of the modern day millennial.

We can prove it:

Let’s make this easy and estimate that the average 25-year-old (the group this article is likely aimed at) makes $50,000 a year (about 36,000 after taxes, and medical insurance), and has an estimated monthly student loan payment of $280 a month.

Let’s say this millennial pays let’s say about $1,200 a month for a room in apartment, and spends about $1,000 a month for food, water and other necessities.

Let’s also say that this 25-year-old works for a really nice company that has a generous twenty days of combined PTO and sick days.

This means that our little millennial has:

80 possible vacation days for these 40 trips (2 days per location, one of which is for travel)

$0 for anything else because they had to pay off their student loans, rent for their apartment, oh and food so they stay alive.

Here’s how much it costs for a round-trip ticket departing on June 1 and returning June 2 to each location Time Magazine listed (Note: This does not include ground transportation once you have arrived. All ticket prices found through Kayak are estimates):

Patagonia, Argentina: $1,258

Victoria Falls, Zambia: $2,058

Pacific Crest Trail, California: $377

Koh Phangan , Thailand: $1,478

Eil Malk Island in Palau: At least $1,200 for a one way ticket

Cancun, Mexico: $346

“South East Asia:” $1,686

New Orleans, Louisiana: $224

Maui, Hawaii: $798

The Swiss Alps, Switzerland: $1,226

Nagano, Japan: $1,618

Casa del Arbol in Ecuador: $593

Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.: $301

To Sua Ocean Trench in Samoa: $2,753

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, U.S.:$393

Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland:$4,652

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: $936

Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa: $1,620

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.: $318

Costa Rica: $493

Great Barrier Reef in Australia: $1,869

Machu Picchu in Peru: $999

Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Canada: $397

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in Belize: $487

Poison Spider Mesa Trail in Moab, Utah, U.S.: $393

Saint-Michel D’Aiguilhe Chapel in France: $781

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia: $293

Amazon River in South America: $936

Sahara Desert in Africa: $1,472

Black Rock Desert in Nevada, U.S. (Burning Man): $293

Ibiza: $978

Kenya: $1,446

Queenstown, New Zealand: $1,566

Grand Canyon, U.S. $285

Java, Indonesia: $1,061

Dubai, U.A.E.: $1,092

Plitvice Lakes in Croatia: $1,235

Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt: $1,170

Taktsang Palphug Monastery in Paro Valley, Bhutan: $1,820

Times Square in New York City, U.S.: $5.50

Total amount in budget: Zero dollars

Total PTO days: 80

Total spent: Roughly $42,907

Total PTO used: Way more than 80

Amount in debt: Roughly 42,907

Amount this list make sense: Zero

Matt Lee is a Web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely@mattlee2669.

 
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