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1. Posted by sjb333 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

I'm completely new to this site so please go easy on me :).

I'm looking to take a year out for travelling in Thailand, Oz and NZ next year (2014) and really just need some advice on money situations.

I WANT to work abroad and am happy to do any job at all for however long need be...I've been running a pub in this country for 2 years but I've just been made redundant (this week) so I will be just striving to save as much money as poss until January! I currently have about £4,000 saved away for my trip but I'd like a rough idea on how long that'll last before I need to think about getting won't put me off as like I said, I'm happy to work whatever and whenever.

I also have a travelling partner lined up but I'm not sure how reliable she will be now that I have lost my job and want to go yesterday (she may need more time), so, again, some advice on how easy it is to meet new people to trek oz with me would be greatly appreciated.

Also if I've posted this in the wrong place...I apologise!

Cheers guys!

2. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member 339 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Depends where you go. If you have £4,000 when you get to Australia, I'd say It'd last around 3 months. In New Zealand 3 to 4 months and in Thailand it could you last you six months plus.

As for meeting people, it is very easy. You'll have no problems and will meet plenty when you get out there.

3. Posted by CheersT (Inactive 2578 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Since you're on a tight budget your choices are simple... 1.) If you choose expensive destinations like Australia and New Zealand then you have to investigate Work Permits and how to secure employment because without a job you'll be broke in no time, or 2.) Go to an inexpensive destination like SE Asia, South America, Indian Subcontinent, etc. where your funds will last a long time.

Have fun.


4. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 885 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi Steve

As mentioned above, NZ is not a cheap destination (nor is Aus). A return airfare back to the UK will be at least GBP1000 and then here accommodation and food isn't exactly cheap (a 500ml glass of beer in a pub in Auckland is about NZD8, over GBP4!). On the plus side, wages aren't too bad - the minimum wage is NZD13.75 (GBP7) per hour. Look at Seek to see if there's anything job-wise going - if you can get something before you arrive in NZ, that'd be better for you. You will need a working holiday visa from NZ Immigration

Hope this helps! :)

5. Posted by dardar2402 (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

hola sjb333,
so i would suggest thailand and india