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1. Posted by jessl89 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hey! I am new to this forum! I am 22 and living in Australia and although I have done some travelling around Australia I am looking to do some more, mainly in agriculture work and save up to go travelling overseas! I was just wondering how much money do you need to travel over seas?? And also is it easy to pick up work while over seas? Say London or in America? This is all new to me so any suggestions would be great. I will be travelling alone. I am looking to have some good times, I love drinking parties but also scenery and museums etc

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3. Posted by Tabatha (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hi Jess189

Honestly I would say for traveling in the US I would expect on $100 a day, basic hotel, food, transportation (some places it will be cheaper if you take the subway system rather than a cab) and recreation. If you budget right you can find ways to spend less money, staying at a hostel rather than hotel (and you can meet some great friends in hostels), groceries rather than eating out and finding free events or museums in that area.

If you search hard enough you can find work, manual labor jobs or farming but it may not be exactly what you are looking for.

Hope this helps

4. Posted by 52nova (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Hey there
Getting a legal job in the US will be pretty tough unless you have a fairly specific (in demand) skill. I used to live in the mountain towns of Colorado and I know there were a lot of jobs that were not necessarily "legal" but would employ foreigners for work. Getting these jobs requires a bit of getting in with the community (perhaps just chatting with a bartender) but it will definitely take more work than a US citizen getting a job. As far as budgets go, it is the big unknown isn't it? I have put together a list of some of the best resources I can find that actually offers definitive numbers on different places -- you can see it at -snip-. I would also agree with $100 budget in the US. The transportation outside of the major cities is not great. Hotels are not cheap and even hostels in the major cities are not cheap. Camping can be cheap if you go at the right time of the year for those things.
Have a great time!

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