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1. Posted by Simon1983 (Budding Member 50 posts) 9y

Hello! I am going to be going on a (sort of) round the world trip. I won't be buying a RTW ticket.

Here is the basic plan. Fly to Rio, travel south through Uruguay and Argentina. Go North through Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador hopefully finially getting to Quito. I hope to have about £3500 - £4000 for 6/7 months.

Fly to Auckland, work work work work. Travel NZ then go to Oz and work work work. Then travel through SE Asia/China.

From a previous thread I am confident I can work enough in NZ and Oz to save for the rest of the journey.

But does £3500-4000 seem enough for 7 months in SA?

What would happen if I arrived in NZ with only a few pennies? I will have a WHV but is there a minimum you need before entering the country?

Cheers in advance!

Simon

2. Posted by Walkaways (Full Member 106 posts) 9y

Hey there,

I don't know what you plan to do or what kind of travel you'll be going round SE Asia with but i'd say that £3500-4000 would be enough if you do it cheaply. SE asia is very cheap but you must remember that travel from one country is quite often best to do by plane - especially if you're considering the Phillipines and Indonesia. Even then though shorthaul flights would be quite cheap i'd imagine but its best you check that yourself. I personally would consider a round the world flight ticket if i was in your position simply for the fact that a single flight to brazil costs around £500-600 and if you go to STA travel or somewhere you can get a tailor made ticket for a couple of hundred more.

Im going to take about £3000 to travel SE Asia myself but that will be nearly every country (i hope), and it's preparing for the worst. The flights are what will set you back the most so all i suggest is to research flight deals and make a detailed itinerary to stick to.

Goodluck

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Quoting Simon1983

But does £3500-4000 seem enough for 7 months in SA?

Probably. £4000 is $US 39 / day, which is very doable. £3500 is $US 34 / day, which you can get by on. I'm assuming you are mostly staying in hostels, which will keep the costs down.

Quoting Simon1983

What would happen if I arrived in NZ with only a few pennies? I will have a WHV but is there a minimum you need before entering the country?

Remember that unless you have a job lined up, you'll need some money to live on while you are looking for a job and waiting for that first pay cheque.

Cheers,
Greg

4. Posted by El Boot (Full Member 106 posts) 9y

Quoting GregW

Quoting Simon1983

But does £3500-4000 seem enough for 7 months in SA?

Probably. £4000 is $US 39 / day, which is very doable. £3500 is $US 34 / day, which you can get by on. I'm assuming you are mostly staying in hostels, which will keep the costs down.

Quoting Simon1983

What would happen if I arrived in NZ with only a few pennies? I will have a WHV but is there a minimum you need before entering the country?

Remember that unless you have a job lined up, you'll need some money to live on while you are looking for a job and waiting for that first pay cheque.

Cheers,
Greg

i think the £3500-4000 spending money applied to the south america leg of the trip..

again you will have to specify the type of trip you are goin on...

Im going in october for 5 months with some mates and doing all our travelling over land, we will be staying in cheap hostels except for a few weeks over xmas...we will also be doing a few tours...

for the 5 month we are bringing around €6-7000 each which is around £4000-5000.....