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Would you get around on $24,000?

Travel Forums General Talk Would you get around on $24,000?

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11. Posted by janewebber (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

24ooo, are you joking. i think it would be easier for you to buy a house and stay at home,watch tv.

12. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

What do you mean?

13. Posted by flaminjo (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

the question is bit confusing...
whatever i have understood, that you can stay in newzealand, for six months and have absolutely grand time there....
and if you are still left with something extra, i dont mind joining you!

14. Posted by gowriter (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

holy cow! that's one luxury backpacker.

15. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


16. Posted by Leanne81 (Budding Member 39 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

$24,000 that's amazing!!!!

You have me panicing now!

I've only got £3000 saved up for my travels. I'm going to be working my ass off over there just trying to survive.

17. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

thats a lot of money !! for 8 months in south america including flights and treating ourselves every so often including excursions, loads of souvenirs, nights out, nicer transport, etc we spent about $9,600 each

if you're not sure how to spend it you can send it to me and I can show you

18. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Personally, I'm becoming quite interested in the reasoning for all the "different" (but technically the same) questions you've been asking over time. The last 10 threads in which you have posted are all your own and you have contributed virtually nothing but one word/one line responses. It's becoming a little suspicious from a Moderator's perspective. Members, most notably Sander among others, have been forthcoming with as much information as possible given the lack of information you have included. At some point, it would be nice if you would elaborate on any of your possible travel plans (the reasons for your questions). The "hashed" and "rehashed" topics (Is this enough money, best hostels, best volunteer programs, etc) are becoming a bit tedious, especially for those who actually are trying to answer your requests.

Not all members actively participate in the forums but when they are truly planning some type of travel, they are quite happy to give additional information about their ideas/plans when asked to elaborate. You have been asked quite often. This unwillingness/inability to do so just gives others adequate reasons to stop responding to you. Rewording the same questions then posting them again will result in deletions under the rule about duplicate posts.

19. Posted by Marcus1 (Full Member 129 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I've never really travelled before, I'm just wondering if you were just moving from hostel to hostel would it be just enough to survive in developing world (South America, Asia) or how long would you be able to last in British Empire countries US, Canada, NZ? Would $24,000 just get you from place to place or would you be able to do activities as well?

20. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Once again, it depends upon the country. In some countries you could do activities as well, in others it would be from hostel to hostel.

Check out recommended daily budgets country per country. (The Lonely Planet site can be a good starting point, or ask here.)

For example, minimum daily budget for Europe in general is 50 EUR per day and person, a little bit less in South Eastern Europe and more in the UK and Scandinavia. This budget will get you from hostel to hostel and include some cheap activities if you scrimp on food by buying everything in the supermarket.

On the other hand a daily budget of 50 EUR in Egypt will allow you to stay in 4-star hotels, travel first class in trains, eat out every day and have plenty leftover for activities. The recommended minimum budget for Egypt is 15-20 USD per day and person, this will be hostel to hostel plus one sight every other day. Most people travel to Egypt with a budget of 25-30 USD per day and person. Similar is true for most countries in SE Asia.

So essentially you make a list of all the countries that you want to see, figure out how many days you are going to stay in these countries and then multiply it by the minimum or the recommended daily budget. MS Excel is a good way to do it. Keep in mind that apart from daily budgets you need to have money for your RTW ticket, insurance and other expenses.