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1. Posted by MikeTredway (Budding Member 59 posts) 3y

Im going Oz in September, im going to take 5000 spending money and living cost.
In the real world how long will i last on 5000 obv ill have to save roughly 1000 for the
flight home back to gatwick, but worried about if i dont get a job i am easy going will do
any labour work at all just wondering how long i could live on that amount of money really.

Bit about me;
20 21 when i go love going to the gym and partying want to try something new while i have the chance
to do so, am going with a mate as well starting in Cairns and going to try work my way down the coast.
Any tips or advice would be helpfull


2. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member 330 posts) 3y

I'd say around 3 to 4 months depending upon how sensible you are with the money.

3. Posted by MikeTredway (Budding Member 59 posts) 3y

Sweet sounds good because want to try and get job ASAP really..

4. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin 813 posts) 3y

I would warn to be prepared for it not to last that long. The general guide of $70/day which is often suggested on these forums (budget accommodation, transport, etc with only periodic splurges on dining and big activities), means your $5000 won't quite stretch 2.5 months.

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4890 posts) 3y

If the 5000 is in pounds (really, international travel forum: currencies are useful to specify) :), then 4 months sounds doable though, as that's about AUD $8800. And I'd say the general average daily budget has crept up to AUD $75/day - but maybe that's just me forgetting how to live on ramen. :P

6. Posted by MikeTredway (Budding Member 59 posts) 3y

Sounds Good To Me Is Anyone Else Going At This Time Of Year?