How much for a month in Australia.
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Oct 16, 2012 2:25 AM Last Post By: JonMW
Oct 3, 2012 9:54 AM
How much for a month in Australia.Hi Folks, I was wondering if anybody could give me an idea on how much it would cost in US dollars for a budget traveler for a month in australia during February. I plan on going to to Sydney and surrounding beaches, Melbourne area, Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island, and the beaches of the Gold Coast. Thanks in advance for your advice.
Oct 3, 2012 10:00 AM
1I, too, will be spending one month traveling the east coast of Australia (Sydney to Cairns). I spent about $2200 on my flight Los Angeles > Sydney, Cairns > Los Angeles). $20 on an ETA Visa. $360 on a rail pass (railaustralia.com.au). With those things out of the way, I'm budgeting about $100/day for myself including hostel stays, food/drink, and activities. Multiply that by 30 days and I guess I'll be looking at around $3000 for the month, give or take.
I'll be there in January, have fun in February!
Oct 3, 2012 1:51 PM
2It can be done for much less than $100/day. Hostels should be $20-30 in cheapest dorms depending on location; and maybe $10 for food of you cook your own food in hostels, buy in bulk and eat lot's of ramen noodles :)
Travel overnight if you can and you can sleep in trains/busses so you can skip the hostel that day, or check the hostel boards in the big cities to catch a lift with other backpackers. This is a pretty good way to get around, especially between the big cities on the east coast.
Oct 3, 2012 5:52 PM
Oct 4, 2012 12:48 AM
Oct 5, 2012 2:41 PM
5given your timeframe and where you want to travel to, i would guess you are looking at at least $150 per day. if you are travelling over an extended period of time and relaxing more then yes, $100 or even 65 might be feasible. but generally the shorter the vacation (even when budget travelling) is going to be more per day
Oct 7, 2012 4:40 AM
6Can be done on $500 per week. $210 for hostels ($30 a night), around $100 a week on food, and the remainder split between transport, incidentals, and whatever. But it'd be pretty tight and all depends on how smart you are with getting between your locations... and how much you consider drinking an integral part of the experience. Look out for carshare on gumtree and other message boards.
Oct 15, 2012 4:05 AM
7I'm a bit curious that if the OP has accommodation and transport (minus petrol) sorted out, what is left over that is costing 100-150 $AUS/pp/day?
I'm getting close to the point in time when I need to decide if I'm going to include Oz on a RTW trip. I'm doing it with frequent flier miles and these tickets are better booked far in advance, especially out of Oz to South America.
These costs/day are a bit disconcerting...
Oct 15, 2012 2:27 PM
8Poster 6 offers some ideas, if you are concerned Jon hit the google button and you will soon work out what costs are relative to your lifestyle. Poster 2 offers a different way of travelling as well. The question of cost is asked on this forum a few times a week. The general consensus is 150.00 a day. Your move
Oct 15, 2012 7:19 PM
$50 covers the essentials (food & bed). More needed if you eat out or drink often.
Transportation costs will be highly variable depending on how much and how fast you get around. I probably averaged around $30-$40/day for my car (rego, insurance, maintenance, depreciation, & petrol).
Most retail prices are about 25% more than in the US, which was in line with how the US dollar traditionally compared to the AUD. With the current strength of the AUD, foreign money doesn't go nearly as far as it did just a few years ago.
Activities/tours can really skew the average quite easily. For example. the bridge climb in Sydney is over $200 and only lasts a couple of hours. A day touring wineries can be anywhere from $50 to $200. A day at the beach is free.
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