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Is $32,000 Aus good enough to get around on?

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

I have about €16,500 to get around on, the Dollar is strong now so it doesn't sound quite as impressive as it used to. I don't know much about markets, is the Euro weaker or is the Dollar just stronger? I'm heading to Australia first, so that's about €32,000 Australian. I'm just backpacking moving from place to place, would you get around on this?

2. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 8y

Where are you going and for how long?

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 8y

Marcus

This is at least the 3rd thread you have created on the same or similar topics (here and here )

As Sander stated in the last thread, if the answers people have been giving are not good enough, perhaps you need to be more specifc in the questions you are asking. As Andy's question indicates, this time you have not given specifics either so it's hard for people to reply with accurate answers. Whether you could survive on that amount of money depends entirely on where you are going and for how long, and how you want to travel eg hostels, hotels, eating out or cooking in hostels etc, which is what the answers have said in the previous threads.

I think it's clear that 32K Australian is a lot of money and far more than what most people would have when setting off travelling.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 21, 2008, at 12:07 PM by bex76 ]

4. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 8y

Don't know how long you are planning to go away for, but if you are planning to stay in hostels you will easily be able to get by for a year as long as you don't plan on constantly being drunk.

I travelled around the world for 7 months on quite a lot less money and most of the time I was away I was staying in the more expensive countries rather than places like India, Vietnam, Cambodia etc which are very cheap.

If you let people know a few more details they will be able to judge a lot better.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 21, 2008, at 8:57 PM by aharrold45 ]

5. Posted by amsie55 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

I know this is an old thread, but I too was wondering about how much money is suficient to bring to OZ. BUT 32,000??
I'm lucky to be bringing 3,200! yikes. I will be backpacking for a year as well, but I plan on working, have some friends North South East and West, and have a place to stay and job for when I get there. I hope my money will be enough, but I know of people that go there with nothing. It's just the experiance of making it on your on with hardly nothing in a foreign country that I'm after :)

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

Quoting amsie55

I'm lucky to be bringing 3,200! yikes. I will be backpacking for a year as well, but I plan on working, have some friends North South East and West, and have a place to stay and job for when I get there. I hope my money will be enough, but I know of people that go there with nothing. It's just the experiance of making it on your on with hardly nothing in a foreign country that I'm after :)

I woulod not be mentioning that all you have is $3,200 when you enter because you will almost be guarenteed to be denied entry if you get asked that question and explain it as above. I've seen on a local tv show which is what goes on in Sydney airport as well as Melbourne where people with $7,000 have been denied entry with similar stories to yours.

If you have a job to go to straight away and stay in the cheapest hostels (preferably outside of Sydney) then it may be doable if you are real tight with your money, don't go out, don't drink alcohol (at least until you start bringing in the money), but if you are possibly going to be without work for more than a few weeks you will struggle unless your friends are willing to have you use them for money.

7. Posted by Tash-a (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Quoting aharrold45

[quote=amsie55]I'm lucky to be bringing 3,200! yikes. I will be backpacking for a year as well, but I plan on working, have some friends North South East and West, and have a place to stay and job for when I get there. I hope my money will be enough, but I know of people that go there with nothing. It's just the experiance of making it on your on with hardly nothing in a foreign country that I'm after :)

You could always head South to Adelaide??? Things are much cheaper (accommodation, food etc) and there is loads of work. The staff in the hostels will sort you out with a job in next to no time. :)

I agree, that scraping by on the bones of your bum in a foreign country can be amazing!!

8. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 7y

$32,000 should just about do it!

Thats more money than I have spent on all my travels I think?

I've been to 36 countries and spent around 3 years of my life travelling.

Hope that helps

9. Posted by Carrie23 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

I woulod not be mentioning that all you have is $3,200 when you enter because you will almost be guarenteed to be denied entry if you get asked that question and explain it as above. I've seen on a local tv show which is what goes on in Sydney airport as well as Melbourne where people with $7,000 have been denied entry with similar stories to yours

I've just read the above, and am a little freaked out. I am flying to Brisbane in Feb on a W-H Visa, but I'm only going to have about $3200 with me, just like amsie85 - will I be refused entry? I know its not loads but considering I am planning to get a job, as the visa enables me too, it never even occured to me that this could be a potential problem...

Help please!

10. Posted by JohnConnis (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

when applying for the visa, it states that you need £2000/2500?
This is to show that you have sufficient funds to eventually leave the country....
if you don't have this amount, i have heard of people borrowing, and returning the money when they've entered.