Just been thinking about traveling everywhere lately and I was just wondering. For those who have or are planning a round the world trip right now, how much did you or do you plan to save spend on your trip? What kind of budget should you have for a year/18 months/2 years? Let me know some countries/continents you went to and whether you spent more or less in different places, as well as how you arrange air transportation for that sort of trip. I am really clueless about it as I have mainly been planning a trip to Europe right now. Thanks for any help/advice/tips that you can give. Much appreciated.
Cost vary wildly depending on what you intend to do, but I've heard a figure of £6000 GBP to be typical for a British backpacker for about 12 months - all inclusive.
I did it differently, taking partner and 2 kids, for £28,000. Sounds ridiculous, but that's only £7000 each and we were far more luxurious than hostels!
RTW fares range from £700-1700 for anything from 4-15 stops and different mileages. You can extend your distance by travelling overland of course. (Try wexas.com)
Asia is cheap to eat - Thailand probably best. Four of us ate for £8, including drinks, and I reckon we could've done it for a lot less.
Insurance will cost you a couple of hundred for a year or two - you may not be able to get it for more than a year at first.
Australia and New Zealand are slightly cheaper than UK - probably more on a par with USA and Canada. Europe - particularly UK - is Rip Off City right now. If you're on a budget, you won't be staying long.
Best bet is to arrange working visas so that you can top up your account here and there, or at least get free accommodation.
Not sure if its reassuring but I know someone who travelled for 18 months on €2500, they got cheap accomodation in hostels, picked up little jobs in the same hostels to get bigger discounts, stuck to local transport instead of main tours .........
Well I plan to travel next summer for 1-2 years and realistically I can only save £2000 if I want to survive for the next yea. Although I am planning on doing some teaching abroad so don't expect to live off the £2000. Even though I am on a decent wage now, I cannot see how I can save more than this without starving myself from now until then!!
This travelling lark is well complex!!