Trip Figures/Costs

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 18:52
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Just figured out our trip costs and got quite a shock.
In 2003 we were away for three months,done 17000kms at a cost of $1743.20.
This trip,6 weeks we drove 11062kms at a cost of $1737.80. 6000kms less for the same cost.That one hurts.
Cost all up per day in 2003 was $100/day and this time it only went up to $110/day.Now this trip we took as much food as we could,took all films for both cameras,batteries,mantles for lights,etc and camped out as much as possible.Also last trip we had bigger expenses going to places like Green Island,Skyrail,Thursday Island,heaps of wildlife parks,Kakadu cruises etc.
These are based on two adults and two kids(5 & 7) ,tenting all the way and a deisel vehicle.Vehicle ave-10.78km/lt, last time 10.68km/lt,not bad.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 19:38

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 19:38
we used to budget $100 per 1,000 k's for fuel (6 cyl diesel), now it is nearly twice that for the same vehicle. We've always minimised the 'touristy' things and bush camped as much as possible. Typical costs would be like yours, $1700 for fuel, around $450 for accom and entry fees etc for a three month trip, two adults and three kids. we never got carried away about food costs as you eat whether at home or away and the difference between buying it in the bush or carrying it with you is relatively small if you factor in the increased weight, wear and tear and fuel consumption.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 20:02

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 20:02
In 1995 we did 19605km @ ave 82.85c/l & averaged 9.97km/lt in a 6cyl stn wagon.
Most we paid was 99.9c/l @ Border Village.

Total fuel bill was $1615.16
Accom $2618
Food $1941

we were away for 9wks and we stayed with friends for 20days. Staying in motels and park homes chews up the $$$. Total of $11,794.36. Best money I've ever spent. Do it again in a flash.

Next trip next year 4wd and camping.

It's now 10yrs later and fuel here in Perth is 1005.9c/l today. So I'll have to allow 3 times at least what we allowed last time around.

Budget - what budget. Spend until we run out then turn around and come home.

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Reply By: Member - RockyOne - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 08:41

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 08:41
Hi Nick,I will only cover one cost factor..Film/Developing/Printing.. I spent $2,400 my last year of film & postage with my 2xFM-2 & F-90 Nikons.Postage on each film was $3.50 and only one allowed in ea.Kodachrome film packet..I did a Gulf (Nth) & a HighCountry (Sth) plus some 4x4 parks..Now I spend $000.00 as I have a Sony 707,Kodak SLR/n (takes all my Nikkor lens) and latest,highly reccomended digicam is Canon S-70 with wide angle 28mm (35mm eq) to whatever)..Remember film does'nt last forever.(I have spent/am spending hundreds of hours in Photoshop CS/Mac fixing deteroiated color-slide/negs pix with 'nicatoine stains" in them). Get them onto Quality,Name Brand CDs as soon as you can..I now take far more pix out in the bush than I ever did with "pay per pix" film,but,return home with far fewer because I edit them as I take them or at nite..Means so much less work at home.Wonder how much you are spending on film & assc costs per year.!MPG:8!
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:55

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:55
Now that's a rig. lololol

Not a Mac man but you seem to have everything.

I could probably fit it into my bus. lolololo

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Follow Up By: Member - RockyOne - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:04

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:04
Hi iMusty,Yes,the two LCD's seem a lot of "real estate"until I get into Final Cut Pro (Video edits) and Photoshop CS (PIx)..The right hand one is professionaly calibrated by "Colourhead"* / OpticalĀ® *Melbourne so I know I have my colors right.Like the look of your bus rig..We get heaps of southern Mobile homes etc here ea winter,overniting down by river.Good spot...Enjoy your journey..Through life..RockyOne
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:15

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:15

The only real good way of getting an acurate pic of the bus is to squint your eyes with a hangover. lololol

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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:53

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:53
Theres a members swap file that I saw a while back that was awsome for costing a trip. Check it out.
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