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1. Posted by steph_444 (Budding Member 16 posts) 12y

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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. :)

2. Posted by kelster (Full Member 51 posts) 12y

As much as you absolutely can save I leave in 3 weeks & I don't think I have enough to do all the stuff I want to. Generally think logically about what activities you want to do, get a rough price & add it all up. Most guides tell you how much food is & I think I have allowed $25 (US) per day for food, which I think is a lot & am hoping to spend far less than this.
Transportation, we bought a round the world ticket. The costs depends on how far you go, how many continents you visit, how many flights etc etc. You can get ideas on the net of where you can go. We were travelling just slightly over the mileage we were allowed on our ticket & have therefore arranged travel overland for some of the journey.
The more you save though, the longer you can stay travelling

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 612 posts) 12y

Hi Steph,
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.

Good Luck

4. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

OMG, I'm taking £4,000 and that's it I hope it is enough - anyway I don't care I need to escape desperately it's sad and true That is all that I will save and I hope to get a job maybe whilst travelling in order so I don't return so soon. Maybe if I sell my car I may get an extra grand or two I have a loan I'm paying off too which doesn't help. But I don't care I leave in November and even if I have £1,000 (which is all that I have currently saved) - I am going - if I starve I don't care:)

5. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 12y

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 .........

6. Posted by Jayney D (Budding Member 28 posts) 12y

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!!