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1. Posted by Jordan.1985 (Budding Member 62 posts) 40w

I know it's personal choice and more is better but how much money do people take traveling to get them selfs going before taking a job?

I was hoping to hit 10k just slightly short of my target.

How much do you take to get going?

Thanks Jordan

[ Edit: Edited on 29-Feb-2016, at 13:49 by Jordan.1985 ]

2. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 653 posts) 40w

Is that 10k in pounds?

And what do you plan doing, travelling Australia or NZ on a working holiday visa?

3. Posted by Jordan.1985 (Budding Member 62 posts) 40w

Yeah I have work visa so if I run low on money I can earn more here and there. 10k in pound sterling.

4. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 653 posts) 40w

The short answer is that should be fine.

It depends on partying, travel style and all that. But if you said £50/day as a backpacker average that would get you 200 days. 50 may be on the low side (it would be for me) but if you said 100 it's still 3 months seed money.

You don't say how long you're travelling for, but if it's about a year you will need to be working a significant chunk of the time - backpacker jobs aren't hugely well paid so I would figure on working to stretch your time not to be able to save money.

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6. Posted by Jordan.1985 (Budding Member 62 posts) 40w

I have a work visa and am 12 years in Air conditioning so I'll be fine. Thanks for the info and help I'm going to hopefully be doing a years travel then see how I go from there.

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Mar-2016, at 03:49 by Jordan.1985 ]