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1. Posted by darrylyoung (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Hey everyone!

Me and a friend are looking to go on a round the world trip via STA Travel next October. We're doing the standard London - Thailand - Australia - New Zealand - Fiji - LA and planning on making it last anything up to a year.

Obviously we're planning on finding some work in the places we stay at longest (Australia and North America at least) but does anyone have a rough idea how much money we should each take? We're not trying to live the high life and we're not worried about staying in the cheapest hostels etc. We're doing it to see the world and meet some new people, not to live like we're back home with all the comforts! We've got some friends in some of the places so that will help a lot.

Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance, this seems a great forum! :)

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

1000 GBP/EUR/USD per month and person seems to be a good average of what people take after their RTW has been paid for.

Also read my answer in this thread (currently last post)

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=54578

Daily budgets per person:

London - 50 GBP
Thailand and SE Asia- 20 GBP
Australia / New Zealand - ?? (30-45 GBP I assume, please ask somebody else)
LA - 50 GBP, maybe less depending where you sleep

Should be easy to figure out the rough cost of a such a standard RTW ticket. Then your next worry is shots, visa, (backpacks), insurance, etc. These costs can easily eat up 300-1000 GBP depending what you need.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 6, 2008, at 5:09 PM by t_maia ]

3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 7y

You'd better plan on not finding work when you travel - times are tough all over, and here in the US, it's HELL!!! Oh, by the way, avoid LA at all cost - San Francisco or Seattle are the destinations of smart travelers. I'd also advise to see Indochina - much cheaper than Thailand!

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 7, 2008, at 11:15 AM by Daawgon ]

4. Posted by wanderitch (Budding Member 81 posts) 7y

I'm looking at having 7-8k and travelling to SEA-AUS-NZ and back to Uk. Im thinking 2k for flights, couple of trips and jabs etc.
2k for each place after that with 2 months in SEA and just one in AUS and NZ.

If I dont go too crazy I think this should be enough. I dont plan on working anywhere though.

5. Posted by karlyfu (Budding Member 62 posts) 7y

Quoting wanderitch

I'm looking at having 7-8k and travelling to SEA-AUS-NZ and back to Uk. Im thinking 2k for flights, couple of trips and jabs etc.
2k for each place after that with 2 months in SEA and just one in AUS and NZ.

If I dont go too crazy I think this should be enough. I dont plan on working anywhere though.

How long are you going for, is it 3 months total? that should be plenty whether your talking pounds or dollars :)

6. Posted by wanderitch (Budding Member 81 posts) 7y

Sorry just spotted I had a reply in this thread. My travel plan I identified there was four months. My girlfriend did a four month trip 2 years ago and she can be very strict with her money. Yet she says my fucnds are by no means a lot. I am hoping to add a few more weeks on the trip. I was considering Africa but I just found out that the Kruger, delta and falls trip is over a thousand pounds on its own, which is a 14 day trip including accommodation and some meals. For that reason I'm scrapping Africa and I think I will do a bit more in Asia. I cant leave until the end of Feb though so if I spend over 2 months in Asia I will miss all of the nice weather in Australia so I might do Aus and Nz and then go back to asia because I dont think it makes much difference to the cost of the ticket. I'm panicking about planning this trip at such short notice now. If Im going to take the leap I need to book my flights and hand my notice in quite quickly.