I’ve decided that these cost breakdown posts are a pain in the butt, as you can tell by how far behind I am. I think people find them useful though so I’ll try to keep it going.
Week 6 encompassed my last day in Melbourne and my first week in New Zealand and I knew it would be expensive since as it included an international flight and the Stray trip.
|Week 6, 3/4 – 3/10||Auckland|
|Transportation||$465||Stray ($325) + shuttles, ferry, bus, and bike rental|
|Lodging||$369||Airbnb + two hostel nights|
|Airfare||$850||$600 MEL -> AKL + $250 Delta change fee|
|Week 1 Total||$671|
|Week 2 Total||$90|
|Week 3 Total||$855|
|Week 4 Total||$310|
|Week 5 Total||$0|
|Week 6 Total||$1901|
|Airfare||$1943||SLC -> LAX -> SYD|
Ouch! At this rate I’ll have to start working for a living again. To be fair, poor planning and a bit of splurging accounts for much of that number. The Melbourne to Auckland flight was 600 bones because I booked it four days out and I incurred a $250 charge from Delta to extend my trip. I also paid $68/night for Airbnb in Auckland when I could have halved that by staying in a hostel but it did lead to a fun outdoor movie, a free dinner, and a cool fireworks show.