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1. Posted by Rogoashear (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hello,
My husband and I are looking at taking a rtw trip about this time next year. We are looking at visiting SA, flying in to Rio de Janeiro (spending a week ish there) and bussing it to Cuzco, via Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia (spending probably no more than a few days in each place we stop off at on the way). We hope to stay for a month to 6 weeks in Cuzco, where we will have a place to stay but will need to provide our own food/fun money. From there we want to head over to NZ spending 2-3 weeks there, then visiting friends in Bangkok. After this we hope to see Kathmandu (spending 1 week approx here), then flying to Delhi and travelling around India by train for 1-2 months, ending with a week in Goa before heading home. This is only a general idea of places we really want to hit.
I was just wondering if anyone could give me a rough estimate of how much this sort of trip might cost excluding flights. We only need the basics food and accommodation-wise, plus money for seeing sights etc. I am mainly curious about cost of living in each country we plan to visit, I would just like to know a rough idea of how much we should plan to set aside for this!!

Thanks very much!!:)

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 7y

Cost of living will all depend on how tight you are with your money. If you eat out every night your budget will not go anywhere near the same distance as if you buy supermarket food and cook where you are staying. Stay in 3 or 4 star accommodation and your money will get eaten up a lot quicker than staying in dorms at hostels or even doubles at hostels for that matter.

As a rough budget I'd say $50US a day in most parts of Asia, $70US a day in South America and about $100US a day in New Zealand. In some places you could get by on less than that and depending on what flights you got in South America that budget may also be reduced a bit. Those budgets would be for the two of you and would assume you mostly lived on Supermarket food instead of eating out and also assumes you are not the type that enjoys getting heavily intoxicated. If you do enjoy that often, you could add considerably more to that budget.

Save every single bit you possibly can because every dollar saved before you go is a bit more you have to make for a more enjoyable time.

3. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 7y

Our rough budget for some of the countries you mention:

Brazil - £40 a day (it's expensive to eat out here!)
Argentina - £20-25 a day
Peru - £15-20 a day
Bolivia - £15-20 a day
NZ - £60 a day
Thailand - £25 a day, sometimes up to £30 depending on where you are and what the exchange rate is.

These amounts were for myself and my boyfriend and included accommodation (we always have a private double with bathroom), food, drink, transportation, day trips for the two of us. In Peru we didn't include the Inca Trail in our daily budget, we put that aside as 'special money' and in NZ we hired a campervan over Christmas so that's why the daily rate is so high there.

We eat out every day and have drinks too (where it's not too expensive).

We are going to India in 3 weeks and are budgeting for £20-25 a day there, transport is cheap and lots of overnight trains to save on accommodation costs!

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 17, 2008, at 6:37 AM by loubylou ]

4. Posted by lizzie5366 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

hello there

I’m also trying to figure out when i can go on a RTW trip.

My ideal journey is
New York
Las Vegas
LA
Fiji
New Zealand
OZ - Sydney work for 12months.
travel around oz
Bk 2 Sydney
Bangkok

I’ve read a few post and I’ve found most people are saying you need around a £1000 a month. is this just for food and accom or do you think it would include a few tourist attractions.

also which way round should I go. I’d like 2 go in Sept 09 so would going America 1st be the best option for weather, what places should I stay clear of for things like monsoon season and things like that?

many thanks for your advice in advance

5. Posted by ginger_mat (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y

Quoting loubylou

Our rough budget for some of the countries you mention:

Brazil - £40 a day (it's expensive to eat out here!)
Argentina - £20-25 a day
Peru - £15-20 a day
Bolivia - £15-20 a day
NZ - £60 a day
Thailand - £25 a day, sometimes up to £30 depending on where you are and what the exchange rate is.

LoubyLou, are these rough budgets to cover both you AND your boyfriend? Or is this how much you're budgeting EACH??

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting ginger_mat

Quoting loubylou

Our rough budget for some of the countries you mention:

Brazil - £40 a day (it's expensive to eat out here!)
Argentina - £20-25 a day
Peru - £15-20 a day
Bolivia - £15-20 a day
NZ - £60 a day
Thailand - £25 a day, sometimes up to £30 depending on where you are and what the exchange rate is.

LoubyLou, are these rough budgets to cover both you AND your boyfriend? Or is this how much you're budgeting EACH??

They're for both of them. Read the next line:

Quoting loubylou

These amounts were for myself and my boyfriend and included accommodation (we always have a private double with bathroom), food, drink, transportation, day trips for the two of us.

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

There seems to be a big gap in the two estimations for the New Zealand daily budget.

One says $100 and one says £60 for two of them.

Should I go in the middle and say £40 per day?

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

I'd say 50 pounds for two ppl..... which is approx 60 NZD per person.

9. Posted by stag (Budding Member 31 posts) 7y

What you could do is look at the average price per night at a hostel in each country, add food and drink money onto that and there is your daily budget! There are a few good websites for search hosetls, i like to simultaniously use goodle earch as this shows you exact positions fo hostels you you can work out distances from places and airports.