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How much money

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How much money

anyone got any rough ideas as to how much money we should take with us for a 3 week trip to Australia. We have 7 days in Sydney, 3 in Cairns, 3 in Adelaide, all hotels booked and paid for. We have 1 week of travelling down the gold coast with hotels to book, meals to buy, petrol to buy. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

South Pole
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1. Re: How much money

everyone is different but we travel on $A500/day

Sydney/Melbourne
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2. Re: How much money

That's such a hard question to answer.

Are you dorm bed in a hostel types or do you lean toward 5 star hotels?

How many of you are sharing car and petrol expenses?

To you expect to eat three meals a day in restaurants or will you be shopping in supermarkets and preparing your own food?

Are you teetotalers or does your taste run to fine wine and French champagne?

Are you planning on visiting lots of attractions like theme parks?

I would say that an absolute minimum, which would involve living quite frugally and occasionally eating out would be $150 a day pp and there's no upper limit.

Cairns, Australia
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3. Re: How much money

We have spent all our money so we need some more. Please budget to spend everything you have, mortgage your house and children to allow spending beyond your means.

signed

Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan

Prime Minister and Treasurer of Australia.

;)

Cairns, Australia
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Seriously though

one comment that I see quite often on travel boards is the remark that food in Australia is more expensive that at home. Food will cost more than you expect.

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5. Re: How much money

Petrol will eat up quite a bit of cash as Australia is a big place and you will be travelling quite a few kilometres. Check the price of petrol and work out the fuel consumption of your vehicle

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