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1. Posted by snuppa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

i'm going on a RTW trip with my boyfriend, and we are wondering how much money we have to have... of course the more the better..

but we have about 7200-8000USD to spend each..

This is our route: Start in London
China - About a month
Kuala Lumpur - 1 week
Australia - 5 weeks
New Zealand - 2 weeks
Fiji - 2 weeks
Cook Islands - 1 week
Los Angeles - 2,5 weeks

Do we have enough money??

2. Posted by chalkers (Full Member 51 posts) 11y

Hey Snuppa,

Can I just ask why you are spending so much time in LA. 2,5 Weeks sounds like an awefully long time there. Sorry about my cureosity but i am just interested as to what you will be doing.

I spent 4 nights there, and found that that was more than enough time!


3. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

And whats up with only 2 weeks in New Zealand

4. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

And whats up with only 2 weeks in New Zealand

Ya...I thought 2 weeks in Queenstown isn't enough??? NZ is a such a beautiful country...

5. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

And 1 week in KL? You intend to finish all the shopping complexes there? What about Malacca, Penang, Perak, Selangor, East Coast in Peninsular Malaysia and our islands - Tioman for example and especially Borneo is a place you should not miss when talking about Malaysia! They are rich in culture that you won't forget! Even you think they might be Chinese but they may turn out to be Sino-Kadazan - one of the famous ethnic in Sabah!

6. Posted by snuppa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

i wrote wrong.. it's not just LA, it's California.. San Diego, San Fran etc..

the reason we're not spending more time in NZ is because of the money.. If we have more we would stay longer.. i would love to stay there longer but i don't think we have the money..

7. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hey Snuppa,

That seems like PLENTY of money to me!

I suppose LA and places like Aus and NZ will take the biggest chunks out of it, but you are spending a month in China where your costs will be signicantly lower.

Does that amount include flights btw?

8. Posted by chrisavfc (Full Member 104 posts) 11y

wish i had your money when im going in january!!

and im going for 8 mnths!!

9. Posted by snuppa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y


yeah, that is included the flight tickets also.. hopefully we will have enough..

10. Posted by rbisset (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

After paying for my flights and all essentials I will have about £4300 to take with me for a year. This works out at about $7600US. Hopefully this will be enough.

Someone at work just got back from 2.5 months in Southeast Asia and he spent £2500 but admitted he lived in relative luxury and took a few internal flights.

Looks like I will have to take full advantage of my Aussie work visa!