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Travelling ALL of Asia - how much should I save?

  • Domesticated

    Joined Travelfish
    14th November, 2012
    Posts: 1

    Hey everyone,
    This question might sound totally superficial and maybe a lot of people have asked it before, but I am standing right at the beginning of my travel planning and I am planning on leaving home (which is in Austria) in 2014, 2015 the latest, so I didn't really do so much research about the topic yet, especially because I haven't finished with my current adventure yet :D
    Anyway my plan is to travel ALL of Asia. I would leave from Moscow, get over there via Transmongolian Railroad and then just travel everything, in a time of 1-1,5 years. I would like to spend enough time to see the main sights in every country (I'd love to stay for the details too, but this would take me forever I guess). I am also considering of going to Australia and New Zealand right afterwards and extend my travel time to like 2 years, depending on my financial situation then.
    Anyway, my question is how much money should I plan on saving for my Asia trip? Approximately? Including everything (travel costs, food, accomodation, insurance, visa e.g.)
    If anyone has traveled to Australia/New Zealand afterwards I'll be glad on advice too :)
    Thx a lot :)

    #1 Posted: 14/11/2012 - 17:38

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  • neosho

    Joined Travelfish
    13th August, 2008
    Posts: 386

    With a 1 to 2 year timeline before you ever leave may I suggest you do some research on this site and come back with more specific questions and information about yourself and interests. You will be more apt to get answers.

    #2 Posted: 15/11/2012 - 02:32

  • chinarocks

    Joined Travelfish
    17th June, 2011
    Posts: 740

    Notwithstanding the vagueness of your question I will try and answer you from my own experiences.

    I travelled through China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Malaysia. €800 - €1,000 per month was what I found to be an adequate amount.

    If you are looking to travel for 18 months, then including flights and visas you may want to aim to have €20k - €25k.

    All of this advice comes with a large health warning however, as every individual will differ.

    #3 Posted: 15/11/2012 - 09:42

  • goonistik

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location Philippines
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    The cost of travel in the developed Asian countries like Japan and Korea are much higher than in the developing countries. You are looking at a daily budget of $80+
    In the developing countries like Laos, $20-30/day is feasible. Bhutan is a special case. The Bhutanese government is promoting low-impact, high value tourism and the costs are more like $200/day.

    #4 Posted: 15/11/2012 - 20:39

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