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Daily Budget in South East Asia

  • katiefloren-
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    Hi all,

    My boyfriend and I are planning a 5 month trip around south east asia, jan-may 2010. We'll be dividing our time approximately:

    - 2 weeks in Cambodia,
    - 4 weeks in Vietnam,
    - 2 weeks in Laos,
    - 4 weeks in Thailand,
    - 4 weeks in Malaysia,
    - and 4 weeks in Indonesia.

    We've set ourselves a daily budget of $60 (between us) - and I was just wondering if that would be enough?

    We're happy to rough it on the whole, take trains/buses rather than planes, but would like private rooms rather than dorms, and like a beer or two in the evening!

    Is this enough money?!

    Thanks in advance for any comments!

    #1 Posted: 23/10/2009 - 22:08

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    $60 should be adequate -- accommodation will be your main cost, but as you're sharing rooms, that helps a lot. Indo and Laos are generally cheaper than Thailand and Malaysia, so that should help as well.

    #2 Posted: 24/10/2009 - 08:23

  • katiefloren-
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    Joined Travelfish
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    Thanks somtam2000, that's really good to know! A lot of the guide books say to budget around $30 per person per day, but I wasn't sure how up to date that info was and wanted to get another opinion!

    #3 Posted: 24/10/2009 - 21:52

  • MADMAC

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    Somtam
    I found Laos cheaper on accomodation but more expensive on other things like food. Maybe it was my narrow experience or maybe that's because of where I live and where in Laos I was. But comparing Muk to Savankhet, Muk is cheaper in the food department for sure.

    #4 Posted: 27/10/2009 - 23:59

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