Skip Navigation

1. Posted by coxsey (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hey all... newbie to the site, well ok for like 5 minutes lol

So yeah, ive found this diamond of a website www.ozintro.com yesterday, just got back from Barcelona, and met so many aussies, it was crazy.... but all in a good way. hence looking at travelling to Aus once i Graduate in September : D

was just wondering, like many I to am looking at the 12 month ting out their, possibly even longer, but hey! see what happens when i get out their, thats half the fun right.

so i was wondering how much money wise would you reckon i'd "roughly" need for the 12 months, cause i am thinking of doing so good olde farm working/fruit picking, you know being out and about and all. so ill be getting some kinda of slight income. But! im also hoping to pass my driving this easter, sooooo im even thinking of getting and old banger and driving round.... get a few travels on board from hostel maybe.....

i was thinking £4-5,000 ( i know, your probably laughing in the back over their lol, but hey seems visiable) ... ever the optimistic that i am ; ) this is with my return/flexi ticket already paid for... Happy days! : )

niks:)

2. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 7y

Write it all down, it's about £8-£15 per night average for a dorm bed.

Probably get a discount if you book for a week/month(s). Might get a bed for £50 per week.

50 x 52 = £2600 per year roughly. Give or take £350(guess)

Food = £30 - 40 per week, easy,

40 x 52 = £2000 add+ (£500) easy

Internal flights, activities, clothes, essentials, emergencies.

You are looking at $7000-8000 really.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 14, 2009, at 1:15 PM by andy11 ]

3. Posted by divaboy (Full Member 75 posts) 7y

Quoting andy11

Write it all down, it's about £8-£15 per night average for a dorm bed.

Probably get a discount if you book for a week/month(s). Might get a bed for £50 per week.

50 x 52 = £2600 per year roughly. Give or take £350(guess)

Food = £30 - 40 per week, easy,

40 x 52 = £2000 add+ (£500) easy

Internal flights, activities, clothes, essentials, emergencies.

You are looking at $7000-8000 really.

I would say that is a conservative budget I'd say 50 GBP a day is a fair budget including activities etc etc

4. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 7y

Mistake, i meant £7000-8000 not $

5. Posted by divaboy (Full Member 75 posts) 7y

Thats what I have worked my budget to to be for when I come over for a year in 27 DAYS TIME!!

Where abouts are you now andy ??have you found work easy to come by??

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

£50 a day is about right. have a look a this thread too:
http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=57102

7. Posted by k-j (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Hi! I'm sure you'll have a great time over here

Just be aware that fruit picking jobs are getting harder to come by, with the water shortages and the economy the way it is, there are far fewer jobs available in farming than there used to be, so be prepared with enough money to live on for a while until you can find something.

It's also far less expensive to stay in rural areas, although it will obviously take you a bit longer to get to the cities to see the sights!

Have a fantastic time!