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Travel budget for ten days in Melbourne

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1. Posted by ElyseJulianne (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Hey guys! Ok. So I'm a bit panicked. I'm not gonna have as much money as I had wanted to have for my trip to Melb this December so I was wondering, how much would you all budget for a ten day trip?

I do have a few things set up (and paid for)already, which lightens the load. But this is what my schedule has on it so far:

18th: arrive at hostel(paid for), photography tour(paid for)
19th: photography tour(paid for),free
20th: tour GOR(paid for)
21st: tour GOR(paid for)
22nd: tour GOR(paid for)
23d: free
25th: free
26th: free, depart

As you can see, half my time and activities are paid for. But I want to make sure I will survive the rest of the time. To be honest, I really just wanted to see and feel the cafe culture in Melb. And the food! There are a few restaurants that have been recommended to me that I want to explore. And I would like to see some plays while I am there. Perhaps also a test match on the 26th.

I hear the public tram system within the city is good and easy. But I haven't familiarized myself with what it is like, so I wonder if realistically I will be taking more cab rides.

Aside from all that, and obviously food. I honestly don't know what other expenses to anticipate. It is my first time traveling anywhere. Some feedback would be great!! Thanks!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 4y

Melbourne is quite walkable, and the tram system is really superb. There's also a good connection from the airport to the city with the "skybus". The only time I ever took a taxi in Melbourne was when I was living in a house in the suburbs and needed to get to the airport at 4 AM.

Food costs are really hard to say anything sensible about. You could spend anywhere from AUD $15 to AUD $100 for a meal without calling it outrageous. Say AUD $30-$40 for what I'd consider an "average" dinner at an "average" restaurant; lunch should be a bit cheaper. But costs will rise quite a bit if you want to really sample the wide variety of quality restaurants (and drink some excellent local wines while at it).

3. Posted by ElyseJulianne (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

awesome thanks Sander ;)