How much money for two months?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Apr 14, 2013 7:53 AM Last Post By: amobr82
Apr 13, 2013 9:06 PM
How much money for two months?I know this is very vague, as I'm still toying with the idea and no real plans. I'd like to be over there next summer for the 2014 world cup. So perhaps from London, I'd get a RTW ticket? I'd spend a short time in Argentina ( 2week), Chile ( 2 week), 3 weeks in Brazil, a week in Mexico and a weekend in New York.
I am used to backpacking, and would be aiming to budget as much as possible, with food, drink and accommodation. Any help/ advice at all would be much appreciated. Thanks :)
Apr 13, 2013 10:30 PM
1A round-the-world ticket is just that: round the world. London-Brazil-Mexico-USA-London is not! You should be able to find a multi-city fare for this route but be warned, it's highly unlikely to be cheap by any means.
Chile, Argentina and Brazil are by far the most expensive countries in South America. Brazil during the world cup will be even more expensive (Rio hotel owners think nothing of increasing their prices by 500% and more during Carnaval, so I expect the cup and Olympics will be exactly the same). It's impossible to give a figure without knowing your plans better, but $60 a day would be an absolute minimum I'd say, and in Brazil during the footie quite a lot more.
Have you thought about where you'll go in each country? 2 weeks in Argentina and 2 in Chile is not much...
Apr 13, 2013 11:21 PM
2AS above...this is no RTW ticket,but a 'multi stop'.
Its an expensive route for sure...just for the flights.At least £2000.
Then..as mentioned above.Brazil during the WC is going to be horrendously expensive.The other countries on your list still expensive by SA standards,and of course NYC is not cheap.
Your week in Mexico will be the cheapest part.
60 days travel in those places and at that time,I'd say at least £5000. Plus the flights and insurance etc.....something like £7,500 plus.
Apr 13, 2013 11:24 PM
3That is travelling backpacker style of course...hostels,cheap food.If you want to go out a lot and also go to watch live games,you will need to push the budget up a fair amount!
And as noted by polyglot.....2 weeks in Argentina/Chile is not a lot.In 2 weeks you may need to fly around there as well,or you will be spending all your time on buses.
Apr 14, 2013 7:53 AM
4Brazil is extremely expensive right now and prices will rise even more for the games. I think the U$60 mentioned above is very conservative currently, esp. in big cities like Rio; U$100 per day (not including accomodation and long distance travel) would be more like it to not have to worry and constantly pinch pennies (with an effect on your health too). For the games, accomodation particularly (and long distance transportation) and probably food (inflation is worsening as we speak) is expected to rise dramatically. Last year at Carnaval in Rio, U$83/night was the cheapest rate for a bunk bed in a multi-person hostel dorm in a not-so-great neighborhood, so expect 5X+ that for the games.
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