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1. Posted by kathrynjc (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys!

Me and a friend are planning a trip to Australia next December2015-May2016 (tentative dates??). I was wondering if anybody had tips on how to figure out what i'll be spending on food, accommodations, etc. I've found a few websites but figured asking people who may have done it already might be useful...

We would like to stay in hostels and i also have family who maybe be able to accommodate us for a few days at a time...
thanks! :)

2. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Taken from the Australia guide:

Nowadays, Australia is a rather expensive destination when compared with Western Europe or the USA. Accommodation and food are generally good quality, but even backpacker hostels charge around $20-$40 for a bunk bed. Hotel rooms are hard to find for under $100. When eating out most main meals start at around $15. A budget of $50 per day for accommodation, meals and transport should be considered the bare minimum.

That being said, in the forums we commonly recommend around AU$80 per day now, factoring in transport, activities, etc.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Nov-2014, at 04:28 by KellieBarnes ]

3. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1048 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!


This cost of living comparison might be of help too . Numbeo You may have to sign in to use it but it looks like it's free.

Change it if you are not from the USA.

Check the Travellerspoint accommodation section too,

Note - you might want to put your country of residence in your profile.