In this Blog, I’m going to discuss the expenses in Australia, what my daily average is and for what I spend the most money. Of course, it will be different for everybody but if you have a similar travel style as I do you can orientate yourself on this Blog to budget your next Australia travels.
For what do I spend the money?
Australia is expensive, very expensive and so my expenses are much higher than in other countries. Especially transport and tours are expensive. I bought my own car, and most of the time someone else paid for the gas as I paid for the car. Because of my car, I also saved a fortune on Hostels as they are highly overpriced and have terrible quality. I mostly slept on free campsites and only paid for campsites 3 times as there was no other possibility. The most significant expenses, therefore, are related with my car, I build a bed inside, had to pay insurance, roadside assistance, and new stuff to cook and sleep on as well as a tent and mattresses. In the end, I sold the car with a small loss but it was bearable. Even though I cooked most of the time or had sandwiches for lunch, food ranks second place. Even if you only prepare a salad, you will spend around 10 dollars. The cheapest thing, therefore, is pasta or rice with tuna – and that’s also the thing I ate most of the time. Also, I didn’t spend any money on alcohol as I don’t drink and so I saved a fortune.
Tours high expenses with no “wow effect”
Tours are costly too, and often there is no chance to do the things without the tour. The two biggest tours I did was on Fraser Island and a day diving in the Great Barrier reef. To be honest, these tours were extraordinarily overpriced and nothing I would love to do a second time – the Fraser Island tour was probably my own fault (read here more about it) – but the diving in the Great Barrier Reef was not really spectacular, compared with the dive I did in Thailand or Indonesia – and thus 5 times more expensive.
My average is 72 euros per day
In total I spent 3995 euros in 56 days – that’s an average of 72 euros a day. This includes everything like the car, food, and tours.
What can I conclude
In conclusion, I can tell you that Australia is very expensive and it’s better to have a decent budget to travel to this country instead of doing it on a budget. As a result, I didn’t enjoy my time in Australia and missed out on a lot of things as I can’t/don’t want to afford it. I can imagine that it’s a different story if you don’t have to care about the money, but if you do, then you can find better options and places then Australia.
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- Total countries I visited until now: 34
- Planes: 8
- Busses: 36
- Trains: 18
- Boats: 20
- Km driving: 7000
- Km running: 1992