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14,000 AUD for 5 months traveling Australia..is it enough??

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1. Posted by steffi.yng (Budding Member, 20 posts) 15 Sep '13 01:33

Hi all,

A friend of mine and I are thinking of going to Australia for 5 months in 2014...we have flights, visa and insurance paid for...and we are planning to have approximately 14,000 aud to travel with. We are travelers and very willing to travel on a budget...no splurging apart from a possible occasional splurge and on abit of diving. So you think 14,000 aud EACH will last the whole 5 months?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4383 posts) 15 Sep '13 01:44

That's an average budget of about AUD $93/day - each. I generally advice AUD $75/day as a minimum budget, so yeah, that sounds totally doable. The $75/day would give you beds in small dorm rooms in decent quality hostels, supermarket food to cook your own meals, a bus ticket to a next destination about once a week, and a low-budget activity about once a week. For your budget, you should be able to upgrade to a twin room every so often, or go out for lunch or dinner a couple of times a week, or maybe rent a car for a couple of stretches.

You will of course still have to watch actual expenses; it's not at all uncommon for people to blow through 2-3 times that much money per day without feeling like they're splurging - Australia's gotten mighty expensive in recent years - but since you describe yourself as travellers and should have some experience with that, I think you'll be totally fine.

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Sep-2013, at 01:44 by Sander ]

3. Posted by steffi.yng (Budding Member, 20 posts) 15 Sep '13 01:56

My friend (who might be able to save up abit more than that) is thinking of buying a cheapish car when we get there which i will pay her back for when in Malta...so that should help with travel costs although fuel will still be an expense...

Thanks for all the info, btw :) Very helpful

4. Posted by agap (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 17 Sep '13 09:47

More then enough....

5. Posted by steffi.yng (Budding Member, 20 posts) 17 Sep '13 22:53

That would be awesome! Hehe but we havent yet paid for any accommodation. Still think it's enough? Again, we're willing to do more things on a budget

6. Posted by steffi.yng (Budding Member, 20 posts) 17 Sep '13 22:54

Oh and we don't plan on working unless obviously dying of hunger heh