Ok so the reason for this page is because many people have asked me the famous question:
“How much did it cost to go backpacking in 8 months to USA, New Zealand and South Asia?”.
Below are the costs and I must stress they include everything like car hire, food, accommodation, internal flights etc.
To see exactly what I did in each place then go back to the backpacking trip page (click here).
Flight Tickets = £1300 (booked with Around the world experts)
(UK – Washington DC (made own way to LA) – LA – Auckland – Hong Kong – UK)
Netbook (2nd hand) = £105
Sleeping bag = £15
Travel Insurance (outbacker) = £205
Camera = £100
USA for 3 months = £4098
New Zealand for 4 months (earnt £1000 working and free accommodation for 3 months so included this) = £2755
Hong Kong (2 days) Thailand (1 month) Singapore (3 days) = £1588
Additional flights purchased from Singapore – UK (as we wanted to come back early) = £300