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1. Posted by paul067 (Budding Member 18 posts) 2y

Hi there,

I have savings and have made the decision to travel within the next year to Australia for a year, however I currently have £9,000 saved up which at this present time amounts to $16,500 Australian dollars.

So I am basically wondering from people who have travelled previously how far would that get me roughly? time wise?

I am open to staying at backpacker hostels and get coaches to and forth from town to town city to city, can you please advise I am open to all suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 2y

At an average daily budget of AUD $75-80, that should last you about ~7 months pure backpacker lifestyle; small dorm rooms in decent quality hostels, public transport, buying supermarket food to cook your own meals, entrance fees to some cheaper sights.

Adding on more expensive activities, tours, an occasional restaurant meal, going out at night, etc, will probably mean it will last less long - but that's rather impossible to estimate for someone not knowing your habits.

3. Posted by chrismch1 (Budding Member 34 posts) 2y

Hi Sander just wondering does your dally budget include accommodation as well?

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 2y

Yes; a bed in a dorm room in a decent quality hostel. (For that money you should be able to sleep in 4/6-bed dorms, If you'd want to stay in 10/12-bed dorms in grottier hostels, you could shave off a couple dollars more from that budget.)

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Mar-2014, at 14:01 by Sander ]