Travel the world! cheaper than you think.
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Feb 24, 2013 10:30 AM Last Post By: travelinstyle46
Feb 21, 2013 11:06 PM
Travel the world! cheaper than you think.Firstly this in not a how to guide. its simply the way i would of done it if i knew back then what i know now. £1000 can get you a one way ticket and enough spending money to fly and stay in Oz. As soon as you arrive in Oz, book yourself cheap hostel accomodation. lets say £100 a week. buy the the essentials of food to survive. Now the best part, start to search for farm work, ideally an hourly pay with free board and keep. This will enable you to spend virtually nothing. Most places will keep you on for 3 months which is great because this is the requirment to apply for your second year and its a decent amount of time to save that money. If you have managed to find the right work and stuck with it for 3 months you will find yourself with an average saving of around $10,000. based on hourly rate of about $20 and 6 days working weeks. Bingo! leave the farm, start booking trip of your lifetime.
Feb 22, 2013 12:17 AM
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Feb 22, 2013 5:03 PM
Feb 22, 2013 5:06 PM
Feb 22, 2013 5:29 PM
5You cant just turn up to Australia on a one way ticket, unless you have a visa. I am assuming you are talking about a WHV? Dont you have to show you already have a certain amount of funds to receive one?
Feb 22, 2013 6:02 PM
6What farm pays $20/hour + room and board for day labour? If it was so profitable and so easy, then why are 12.8% of Australians (2010 figures) living below the poverty line (defined as $358/week)?
Feb 22, 2013 6:29 PM
7That's impressive if you can save $10k in 3 months for unskilled labor. Do you have to pay any tax on that? I think many would end up getting less than $10k, and also waste a lot of their money in Australia... For example, you mention that this is not the way you did it.. why not?
Feb 24, 2013 3:19 AM
8Agree with Lucapal. Stay at home, save up and enjoy a proper trip. If you CAN'T save up enough money to travel at home, then turning up to Oz looking for unskilled labour isn't going to get you a huge savings pot. The pay will barely cover basic living costs and the odd treat. To get good money, you need skills and qualifications.
Then I would add research visas and the job market properly because you can't just show up and get instant work.
Feb 24, 2013 10:30 AM
9Obviously sam, you are living in a fantasy land. First, you omit mentioning that you are assuming a WHV. That's limited by age. It's also limited in the number that are issued each year (you may not get one) and requires you to arrive in OZ with either $5k AUD or $3k AUD and have a return ticket.
Second, you assume you will find work that pays $20 per hour for 6 days per week and provides room and board on top of that. Tell me exactly (or even a close estimate) how many people arriving in OZ with a WHV find such a job?
I won't even comment on the remark about a trip of a lifetime.
Clearly sam, you have limited experience and it would appear a limited grasp of the practicalities. Because something might be possible, it does not make it probable. Where you went wrong is in this sentence: "its simply the way i would of done it if i knew back then what i know now." You don't know now.
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