Counting the Cost of New Zealand and Australia
17/12/2010 - 31/07/2011
New Zealand and Australia are EXPENSIVE. Particularly after we had spent so much time in South America. There were a number of expensive 'one-offs' in both Aus & NZ. These were things like river-rafting and sky-diving.
We bought a car in Cairns, Queensland and sold it in Adelaide, South Australia. 'Food' takes up a big chunk of cash but is just a general grouping for all consumables such as toiletries, sun cream and anything else that might come from a supermarket,
Because we have been so lucky with HelpX placements in this part of the world, the cost of living for us was actually very good. NZ was clearly very expensive considering our short stay, cheap travel option and the kindness of some lovely Kiwis.