Urgent budget advice for 4.5 month rtw

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1. Posted by dcholland (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi, my girlfriend and I are embarking on a 4.5 month rtw trip taking in Singapore (3 days), Australia (7 wks), NZ (5 wks), Fiji (8 days) and USA (6 wks).

We've managed to scrape together around £8k - £9k (USD 15.7k - 17.6k) for the whole trip for both of us. We're on a daily budget of £61 -£68.

We would appreciate some opinions on whether we will have enough money for transport, accom, eating etc and still have enough left for trips and all the fun stuff!

I realise this all depends on how we go about it, but as a rough guide do people think we have enough money?

Thanks for your help

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3383 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I guess your budget is a lot of money. In my opinion you will easily manage. You have a budget of 68 pounds per day for the both of you right? That's enough. That is a little more then 1.000 pounds per month per person. A good nail of thumb to budget your travelcosts is for developed countries at least 700 pounds per month. You have far more.

3. Posted by koalabear (Full Member 121 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

For 4 months you have more then enough ... Have a great time

4. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You should have enough, but in places like Australia and US, don't expect to be staying in double rooms all the time as that will add a lot to your costs especially in the US where $25US a night for a dorm room isn't anything out of the ordinary but more like $18-20US is normal so a double over $60US a night isn't too much to expect even in the cheapest places so more in more expensive cities. Dorm rooms most the time with the occasional double room for some romance shall do your budget.

To give you a bit of an idea of my budget, in US I budgeted $50US a day and that was for 1 person always staying in the cheapest dorm rooms and never eating out. So a double room is considerably more than double a cheap dorm bed normally. I also didn't do many tours except cheap ones at hostels. Most the time I was able to stick to budget, but in some places like Las Vegas (if you do a Grand canyon tour or more than one canyon tour), Hawaii (Big Island where tours cost a fortune) and New York where money gets eaten up as quick as it is printed, I couldn't stick to budget whilst still seeing lots of stuff.

Be sure when in Australia not to make the same mistake as a lot of tourists do by getting stuck down in Sydney for ages. It is only worth about 4-5 days maximum but people usually spend far longer and find the budget is getting eaten up very quickly in one of the worse places to see in Australia (in my own opinion).

Have a great trip.