We’ll use this page to keep track of our global expenses for the trip. Our goal is to keep it under 15 000€ ($20 000 US) for the whole year.
Plane: We bought a round-the-world ticket, for which we had to choose our stops in advance but that allows us to change the dates whenever we want! The price of such a ticket depends on three factors: the number of stops, the number of continents, and the total distance. To minimize the price of the RTW ticket, we bought separately our flights from Singapore to Sydney (-1 continent) and all our flights intra-Asia (really cheap). The RTW ticket cost us 3 200€ for all our other plane tickets through Zip-World, a french travel company specialized in trips like ours and which seems pretty professional.
Insurance: One of the most important thing in our trip. We had to choose an health insurance for 1 year, which could help us around the world, have good guarantees, with a reasonable price. We use our Australian WHV status (a specific Australian/Canadian/Japanese visa allowing us to work during 1 year in the designated country) to choose Chapka International: it have an insurance policy specifically designed for trip like ours, good guarantees, and it only cost 385€ for 11 months. We found many insurances on the web, with different prices and different reviews: for the French-speaker who would need it, here is a good comparative study.
|Visa||Australian Visa||264 €|
|Visa||Indian Visa||70 €|
|Visa||Vietnamese Visa||80 €|
|Health||Anti-palu meds||85 €|
|Insurance||Chapka International||385 €|
|Equipment||Bag + secret pocket + sleeping bag||120 €|
|Equipment||Indian guide book||15 €|
|Tickets||Round-the-world Tickets||3 200 €|
|Tickets||Kuala-Lumpur – Singapore bus||35 €|
|Tickets||Singapore – Australia||160 €|