Hey everyone, I am coming from NZ to cycle the TA, and am keen to get an idea of how much I will need to save to ensure I dont run out of money!It is really variable depending on your choices. It is best to have plenty available and just spend what you want/need to. $2k or so very do-able. $1k is possible, but you have to watch your pennies. That said some folks might spend $5k. I prefer to keep it down to $2k, but like to have a good cushion so I don't have to watch too closely. Having 1.5-2 times what you expect to spend keeps it laid back.
I will be camping the majority of the time, and have my cooker with me, trying to do it on the cheap. Thinking 3 months shuould be enough to cross.
Any rough ideas? Thanks in advance!
It was pretty easy to stay for free better than half the time without stealth camping.
Some of the little things tend to add up. Snacks, energy drinks, sunscreen, and other small items add up. Food can vary a lot depending on your choices, but it is nice to eat well. Still if you watch yourself you can keep costs down.
Three months is plenty unless you really want to take your time. Again it is better to not have a deadline. We allowed 12 weeks but took 73 days.