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Oz January 2013 - need some help

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Oz January 2013 - need some help

1. Posted by Logan.a (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone my name is Logan and I am 20 year old guy from midwest USA. All my friends are broke or in school so I will be coming alone. I have been reading the forums here for a few days and it seems like almost everyone is coming from the UK, hopefully you guys don't hate Americans too much ;)

I have plenty of money saved up but would like to get a job to off set some of the expenses. I run my own online business so my plan was to come for 1-2 months and depending on how things go possibly stay longer if I could get an apartment with some people so I could resume my biz online.

Just guessing on expenses for 2 months would be...

1 way ticket - $1000
$3000 for hostels ($50 night average) does this sound right?
$1200 on food ($20 a day)
bars/entertainment/etc -$1000
am I missing anything and does this look about right?

This will be my first time traveling and being alone I wanted to know if its easy to meet people to go out with at night do things during the day. Im not trying to spectate oz alone thats no fun haha.

thanks guys