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£5500

  • emma066

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    Hello fellow fishers!

    Me and boyfriend are travelling around Thai, Laos, Camb, Vietnam, Indonesia for 3.5 months...

    My questions is, is £5500 enough between us EXCLUDING internal travel costs (except the odd overnight train in Vietnam).

    It's roughly £51 per day between us... thoughts?

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 18/2/2010 - 23:46

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  • francesstel-
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    Hi Emma!

    I followed a similar route last year in March-May on a €20-25 / day budget. I was staying in pretty budget places (anything between €2-10) but doing tons of activities: eating out, going on boat trips, doing courses etc. So with a slightly better budget you should also be able to afford better accommodation!

    I've been told prices can vary drammatically if you're in a spot during peak season or an important event so keep that in mind!

    I didn't go to Indonesia so I'm not sure about prices there but I suspect they are pretty similar.

    Have a great time!
    FSH

    #2 Posted: 19/2/2010 - 00:01

  • emma066

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    Thanks, so how much did you spend in total?

    Also, I am going in low season!

    #3 Posted: 19/2/2010 - 00:03

  • francesstel-
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    I spent an extra 250 USD on 2 internal flights (a bit of a rip off! I'm sure you'll find better deals) and 200+ USD shopping in Hoi An (highly recommend it! Most amazing tailoring in a gorgeous little town). So in total about €2500 (i.e. £2200) excluding my return flight home.

    I found this budget to be pretty relaxed.

    Fire away if you need any other info I may not have thought of!
    FSH

    #4 Posted: 19/2/2010 - 00:23

  • emma066

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    Cheers for the info!

    Anyone else?

    #5 Posted: 19/2/2010 - 00:27

  • christay2009

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    it depends on your level of comfort and how you're getting around...

    so you're 5500 works out at being very roughly 80-85 dollars a day U.S

    Seems like a pretty decent amount if you ask me! the figure that gets batted around here is around 35$ (p/p) to live on a budget but comfortably while edging toward the $50 is getting into flashpacker territory.

    If you think something is worth the money then go for it and live off noodles for the rest of the week!

    I wouldn't be to worried though

    #6 Posted: 19/2/2010 - 01:22

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