Travel Budget – New Zealand

Prior to arriving in New Zealand my budget for this country was one of the big unknowns in preparing for the trip. This is because we were planning to buy a campervan (rather than rent), and had no guarantees how much money we’d get back when it came to selling. Additionally New Zealand is renowned for being a fairly expensive country to travel in, which given the amazing adventure sports on offer its not surprising costs add up.

Over the 72 days I spent in New Zealand the costs amounted to $5,336 total. And averaged out at $74.11 per day. (All costs are in NZ dollars btw not USD!)

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Travel Budget – Nepal

Before leaving for Nepal I set aside a travel budget of £600 ($860) per month. This turned out to be about right.

Your budget for Nepal will very much depend on whether or not you plan to do any trekking, as this tends to be where the costs add up. I spent 25 days trekking during my 52 day stay in Nepal, so my budget is likely to be higher than those who plan to stay at a lower altitude.
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