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how much money is everyone taking??

Travel Forums General Talk how much money is everyone taking??

1. Posted by adele87 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

I keep getting told i need around £4000 when i leave. but really really will not have that by July, and im unsure of how much i will need, just thought i could ask you guys. x

2. Posted by PeteMuzz (Budding Member 51 posts) 10y

Me and my girlfriend are looking at going travelling next year round OZ, NZ, Thailand, China etc and we are both looking at taking £6000 ish. From what i have seen and heard this is the average amount of money people take. It allows you not to miss out on anything you want to do and you wont run too short for money close to the end.

But then again some people seem to travel with only £100 to their names and they do fine.

Pete

3. Posted by Juliet06 (Inactive 33 posts) 10y

Me and my bf are heading off in 5 weeks time, and are on course for having about £5000 each. Budgets depend on a lot of factors, i.e. where you are going, whether you plan to work, whether you want to take part in expensive activities like skydiving or scuba diving. We've worked it out pretty well in that we get to travel for 4 months before having to think about jobs, because we're going to cheaper countries like India, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and then when we arrive in New Zealand we are planning on buying a camper van that we can stay in over the summer while we tour around picking up odd jobs fruit picking and the like, just to sustain ourselves while we're in NZ. That in itself is an investment, as it means we can sell it when we leave and hopefully get most of our money back for the return leg of our trip.

However if you were doing an RTW trip starting in, say, Canada and the US or not planning to work during your trip, you could probably bank on needing a lot more. It all depends how you want to play it too, whether you mind eating cheap food from street vendors and getting buses between destinations or if you want to eat out every night and take internal flights.

Read your Lonely Planets or Rough Guides for suggested budgets, I have found in the past that these err on the side of caution and I've been able to survive on less- but don't quote me on that!

Good luck with the planning!

4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

for seven months in south america we're taking about $28 per day, we've woked out that it'll allow some really big expense days which will counter balance the ones when we're hungover , too tired to do anything etc...