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1. Posted by nzkiwi88 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

We are two Kiwis looking to come to America around September this year, we are 21 and 23.
The plan is to do a Trek America trip for 26 days and go back to Anahiem to do Disneyland/Universal Studios/Hollywood etc... for 5 days.

What we want to know is how much spending money would you recommend for this trip as everything will be prepaid for before we leave. We aren't massive overspenders and we also would like to know is it easy to get to the Johnny Ramone statue at the cemetary which is in L.A somewhere?

One last thing how much would you be paying for the average beer at a bar? we know some places will be more expensive than others but just roughly how much? How much would you set aside for food each day bought from a supermarket per person?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. :)

2. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 285 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Johnny Ramone is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This is easy to find on a major street.

Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

3. Posted by diannevern (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Beer in a joint $2.50 12 pack in a super market $7-$8 Meals in Resturants $30 per day from a supermarket probably half that.

4. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I did a Trek America trip in '05 and loved it You'll have an awesome time. Have a look over your itinerary and make sure to budget for all the "optional extras" they list (usually a list of attractions/activities you'll get the chance to participate in throughout the trip). Food is pretty darned cheap in the USA, theres plenty of cheaper restaurants, unlike restaurants tend to be here in NZ ;) Anaheim's a lovely place to base your theme park hopping from, and with the 2 of you together you should be able to find decently priced motel accommodation there. I've done 2 several-month-long trips to the USA so if you guys need any more advice, or have any questions about your Trek America trip feel free to ask :)

5. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Prices vary considerably in the US according to location. Each and every state has separate tax laws so you'll probably never pay the same price twice. You're smart to buy most of your meals at a market to save giving tips. I haven't seen a $2.50 beer in many moons - here in the Pacific NW it's more like $4. and up (we drink quality craft brews in this beer town of Portland).