Your budget for your backpacking trip in Australia depends on many factors. First of all, it is up to you how much you actually want to do. In addition, it is very important to assess how ‘good’ you are travelling on a low budget?
Not everyone is equally eager to always look for and take the cheapest options. There are many backpackers who occasionally want to save time by taking a flight or prefer a more comfortable room. Nothing wrong with that since there are cheap domestic airfares if sorted well in advance.
How long you want to travel is also important. If you want to see a lot within a short period of time – and do not want spend 90% of your day on the bus – it will cost you more than if you take it slower. Also, important to note is determining the content of your days. Spending the entire day on the beach or taking walks is cheaper than going out on a tour every day. The cliché that you can make it as crazy as you want it is really applicable.
With whom / how much do you travel?
Travelling with a group is usually cheaper than solo travel. Very large groups don’t always sit well with everyone, but most of the time eating together and sharing a room with someone can easily save you money. Even if you travel alone, it is not difficult at all to find someone with whom you can share these things. Either by meeting other travellers at tours or in your hostel, or by scrolling through some backpacker’s Facebook Pages.
Costs in Australia
Average prices are difficult to give. This is very much dependent on the above factors. A hostel room, for example, you can arrange a room anywhere between 25-40 AUD a night. This is not really a luxurious room, but if you want to, you should think more towards 60-80 AUD a night. The prices differ enormously in terms of food. In the supermarket you have a bottle of water for 75-euro cents and for about 5 dollars you have a nice meal. If you want to order this in a restaurant, you pay twice or three times the price. However, we put below some information about some basic things.