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Would you survive RTW on E18,000?

Travel Forums General Talk Would you survive RTW on E18,000?

1. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

Could you get by on a budget with this? How much would you need to do a 12 month RTW trip?

2. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

Depends where you intend to go and your transport method? What type of accommodation you prefer, hotels, hostels etc. ?

3. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

Well, just hostelling I guess

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 8y

As long as you concentrate on SEA, India and the undeveloped world.

5. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y

But would be screwed in Aus/North America?

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 4, 2008, at 9:48 AM by Marcus1 ]

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 8y

Should be fine in Australia and North America too, just as long as you don't travel around too much (transport will be your biggest cost there) - and don't have to pay the RTW ticket from that 18,000. (e.g. have that amount purely as spending money during the trip).

7. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 8y

Have you considered getting a small tent and camping gear? Of course, depending upon your destinations taking a tent might be pointless. But from my experience I think you could get away with either camping wild, staying in the backyard of hostels or on camping sites - all which is a lot cheaper. As a rule you pay 5-15 EUR per night in hostels and cheap hotels in undeveloped countries and around 20-30 EUR for hostels in developed countries. Now imagine paying half or nothing for accomodation 30 % of the time of your trip, all thanks to taking a tent and camping gear. Do the math - looks great, doesn't it?