Spending Money

When traveling we’re all different in what we spend and objectives of our holiday; some of us want large or small souvenirs, some of us want to indulge in celebrations at the conclusion of our tour, some want to take home exotic coffees or wines, while others are after the no frills experience.

With that being said we have put together an approximate guide to the spending for each region.

Click on the different regions and see what approximate spending rates you can expect to pay.

Kokoda

Personal porter tip 80-100k (if using a personal porter)

Group Porter Tip 80-100k

Carved wooden pole 50k (porter will carve for you)

9 cans of soft drink (7k each) 63k

9 packs of Twisties (3k each) 27k

Billum (local hand made bag) and beanie 130k

Fruit 15k

Total 485k

This does not include any extras you may purchase from shops in Popondetta or Kokoda (snacks, water & souvenirs). You do not have to purchase the above suggestions, it is purely a guide to what trekkers have spent in the past, or would like to have purchased but did not have enough funds to buy these while along the trail.

 

Spending money in Port Moresby will also vary, $130 (230 Kina) should cover all of the meals however if you consume alcoholic drinks expect to pay 16 Kina or $8-9+ for a beer or wine and gifts/carvings start from $20 and go right up to $200.

Breakfast prices are around 40 Kina, the dinner menu ranges from 40 Kina right up to 90 Kina for reef and beef.

 

Mt Wilhelm

Group Porter Tip 30k

Carvings starting from 60k

5 cans of soft-drink 25k

5 packs of Twisties 15k

Billum (local hand made bag) and beanie 130k

Fruit 15k

Small gift 50k

Total 325k

This does not include any extras you may purchase from shops in Goroka.

The same Hotel spending money applies as listed in the Kokoda information above.

Porter and Guide tip from$85-130 depending on group size

Snacks (chocolates, chips) or soft drink over 18 days maximum spend $75

Souvenirs $100 -300

The few meals not included in the itinerary $60

Kathmandu is also a mecca for trekking gear from expensive authentic through to cheap imitations of major labels. Please beware that smaller Asian sizing is common and people who are larger in size or tall should avoid purchasing your important trek items here.

Suggested spending money required $ 450.

This will cover your meals, some drinks and snacks while traveling around Borneo. Meals are fairly inexpensive however this guide is suggested towards the high end of the spending budget.

Souvenirs $150-300

This will cover your meals, some drinks and snacks while traveling around Europe. Note some lunches are included in the tour and will reduce your daily spending budget.

$95-120 per day for personal expenses such as Hotel meals, drinks and snacks.

Souvenirs can range from $200-400

Porter and guide tips allow for $200-$300

$200-$300 for personal expenses such as Hotel meals

Souvenirs $150-300