Money Matters

How much money do you take to London for your working holiday?

Money matters when you are travelling. Cause did you know, the heaviest baggage for a traveller is an empty purse?  Therefore, try and save as much money as possible for your travels. The more you have the more freedom and choice you have to do and see things.

But how much do you need? To apply for your working holiday visa you need to have the equivalent of £1890 in your bank account. You will need this amount to prove you can support yourself during your initial stay until you find work and somewhere permanent to live.

As well as having the equivalent of £1890 before you even set off you need to cover the following items:

  1. Airline ticket  $………….
  2. Travel Insurance  $………….. (check out our Travel Insurance section)
  3. Youth Hostel membership $……………..
  4. 1-2 weeks short-term accommodation for your arrival   $…………….
  5. Transportation in and around the country (countries) $…………..
  6. Passport $………….
  7. Visa/s $…………….
  8. Vaccinations $………………
  9. Backpack $…………….. (check out our Packing section)
  10. Other items (sleeping bag, shoes, travel guides, etc.)
    _______________ $……………
    _______________ $……………
    _______________ $……………
    _______________ $……………
    _______________ $……………

On arrival in London (or other cities in the UK) you need to budget for:

  1. Transport from the airport/seaport to your accommodation  $………….
  2. Meals x 3  $…………………
  3. Sightseeing (entrance fees)  $…………………
  4. Longer term accommodation  $…………………
  5. Spending money  $………………….
  6. Other items
    _______________ $……………
    _______________ $……………
    _______________ $……………
    _______________ $……………
    _______________ $……………

How to take your money to London

In decades gone past travellers cheques were the way to carry your money. Today’s travellers are much more likely to have a combination of cash, debit and credit cards.