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Budget for oz for 1 month in dec/jan 2012

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1. Posted by AD23 (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y


So I am travelling to Australia in the middle if December and leaving in the middle of January.

Just wondering how much money (€ or aud $) I would need for the month. And maybe per day??

I plan to stay at the cheapest hostels in dorm rooms, travel around and eat and drink on the cheap side.

I have flights and Xmas week and new year accommodation paid for but not the other two weeks as I don't know where I will be!

If anyone has any ideas, would love to hear them.

Would also like to do some attractions like the barrier reef and Whitsundays..

Thanks in advance!!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4896 posts) 3y

I generally say an average of AUD $75/day for staying in dorm rooms in decent quality hostels, buying supermarket food to cook your own meals, and travelling on once a week by public transport.

I figure since you'll only be there for a month, you'll want to see more than 4 places, so will travel around more. Probably also will want to do a couple of activities. To be on the safe side, I'd increase that average daily budget to AUD $100 (also because you're going at the very peak of high season, when things will simply be more expensive). So AUD $3000 (or ~€2000) should be a good baseline. Just watch those paid activities - it's trivial to spend much more money every day without feeling that you're splurging.

3. Posted by AD23 (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y

Thanks, €2000 is what I was thinking, I'm hoping not to go over it though.

Any ideas to keep my budget down would be a great help!

Thanks :)