Gap years need money, there’s no way around it. Granted not as much as you think, but unless you’re very lucky, you’re likely to have your eye on the bank balance before, during and after your year abroad. There are many ways to minimise your worry on this subject though and we’re here to help.
Read on for tried and tested advice on how you can reduce your expenditure along the whole experience. We’ve got fundraising tips, saving tips, spending advice and how you can enjoy the whole gap year experience on the tightest budget possible.
Our gappers have written awesome budget guides to the top cities and we’ve got great advice on haggling and bartering your way around the world on your gap year. There are also a few gems on prepaid cards, credit cards and just generally managing your money on the road. Financially speaking, reading every post here could be the best thing you ever do.
A gap year can be expensive, but don't let that put you off. Here's how one traveller used her minimum wage job to save for the backpacking adventure of a lifetime.
Going to New Zealand on your gap year is a must, but once you've paid for your flight you might need to watch your budget. Here's how to make your money go further than you thought.
Deciding to go on a gap year is easy, but saving for one is a bit more difficult. Never fear though, just follow this handy guide and you'll be booking your RTW ticket in no time!
If you want to visit New York, with just a little bit of planning and research you can find fun places to explore and activities that won’t have your wallet screaming for mercy.
When you’re travelling it really does pay to be savvy with your money, and Cash Passport, a prepaid card with no links to your actual bank account, is a great way to start.
Saunders and Ollie find themselves a little richer than they thought they were as backpackers when they arrive in Vietnam, and they want to share with you exactly how they did it.
Our live gap year vloggers Saunders and Ollie are back, this time with really good advice on how to manage those all-important finances when you’re abroad.
Learn to budget like a travel blogger and maybe one day you'll get to travel as much as they do too. Read on for the tried and tested expert's advice...
Eating, drinking, looking cool and using toilet paper – there are ways to make these things cheaper. Use Vicky’s top tips, and you’ll be on your gap year in no time.
Visit Barcelona and don't spend very much, if you have these top tips from gapper Anna. She knows a thing or two about (not) spending your euros.
There's no shame in bartering for the best price in some countries, so take note of Micheal Huxley's tried and tested advice on how to do it successfully to save you money.
You don't have to save up all the money you need for your gap year before you go, there are plenty of money-making opportunities out there if you know where to look...
The security of taking a credit card on your gap year could be a good idea. Be careful how you use it though, and just remember, it is actually real money...
The thing about gap years is they quite a bit of cost money (bugger). That's why we thought you'd like some money saving tips for would-be travellers.
How do you make your backpacking kitty go further? Here are some tips from experienced backpackers and gapyear.com members on how to travel on a budget.
Can you afford a gap year? We surveyed our users and were surprised to find out how clueless people are about the cost of travel. Jess Fitch explains.
Budgeting is a crucial part of a gap year, but it's all too easy to fall into bad spending habits on your travels. Here are the warning signs, and how to avoid them.
What can you do in a pricey metropolis? Experienced gapper and travel writer Francesca Harper has found us five free things to do in five of the world's most expensive cities.
Travel money tips are like gold, as let's be honest, travel money can get a little confusing at times. That's why it helps to have some travel money tips.
China can be a baffling country, so here's a quick guide to getting around and not busting your budget at the same time.