so, how much do i need for a RTW then???

Travel Forums Round the World Travel so, how much do i need for a RTW then???

1. Posted by hazey (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

right, i know this is a bit of a tricky one and depends on so many other variables but if i was to do a RTW for say, 6 months stopping in

South Africa 2months
Singapore 1weeks
Japan 3weeks
California 2months
Central America 1 month

and doing the usual traveler kind of activities like a few excursions here and there, staying in hostels, eating out (but on the cheap), a bit of eating in, museums, days at beaches, a few nights out drinking and clubbing etc etc etc would anyone with a bit of experience in such matters care to guestimate how much i would safely need? (Not including flights)

ive done my own calculations but as this is such a new thing for me i just want to check how close or far off the mark i am!

many thanks

2. Posted by wittak (Inactive 55 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Not too sure about SA but I'm pretty sure that the three months that you are spending in Japan and California are definately gonna eat into it!

I'm planning a RTW starting in June/July this year and have trimmed my stays in Japan and the US down out of apprehension of this.

I've been informed that you can do Japan on 3000 yen/£15 but with the clubbing and excursions on top I would say you would be talking double there.

I would say at least $40 in the States clubbing/excursions on top of course.

Singapore and Central America will be cheaper of course.

I would hazard a guess at at least US$8000/£4200.

What did you work out?

3. Posted by BeckyR (Full Member 174 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

as well as costs once you are travelling do not forget pre trip costs, for purchasing essentials, visas etc . .

I referred to one of the RTW first time guidebooks when I went last year, which calculates the following:

LOWEST eg sleeping in dorm rooms, camping, eating cheap food from supermarkets, limited excursions, occasional beer, no lingering coffees in cafes! $10 per daily in developing & $22 in developed

MEDIUM eg cheap accomodation, few coffees at nice cafes per week, museums but limited adventure activites, no more than 1 or 2 beers per day $25 in developing and $50 in developed

HIGHEST eg occasional splurge on good hotel, unlimited coffee and liberal drinking, adventure activities, resturants $50 in developing and $100 in developed.

I did a mixture of all three, depending where I was and what I wanted to do. I used an interest free credit card.

Hope this helps B