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  • adammcintyre

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    Hi guys,

    my trip is growing closer, only a couple of months until I fly out to BKK

    I'm trying to organise my budget for the first two months there, would $1,500 per month be enough to start with or should I take more?

    I'll have more money coming in afterwards, I'm just organising my work cash-flow and decided to take cash up front for the first two months as a safety net :)

    Any advice will be appreciated! :)

    #1 Posted: 23/9/2012 - 17:37

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  • tyler

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    With 1500$ (?US) you have roughly $50 per day. If you are staying in hostels and guesthouses, eating off of a stick and taking public transportation - you will have plenty of cash. It should be more than enough.
    But if your plan to fly everywhere, dive, use taxis, stay in 5 stars, drink heaps of beer and hang out in Nana for days on end - you'll want more...lots more!

    #2 Posted: 24/9/2012 - 00:20

  • adammcintyre

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    haha thanks for the feedback Tyler,

    I'm staying around there for 1 year+ and I do have more money at my disposal, I just want to keep to a budget so I don't blow it.

    As for the diving and other tourist activities, I will of course want to do those, but not cramming them into two months :)

    Thanks for the reaffirmation though!

    #3 Posted: 24/9/2012 - 06:27

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    Then your laughing. Have a great time.

    #4 Posted: 24/9/2012 - 09:17

  • altmtl

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    My budget is about 1000$ a month - 30$ avg. a day - without diving. Depends on the day - sometimes I spent $20 - others $60. Maybe 120$ when I send a package, get a plane...

    #5 Posted: 24/9/2012 - 22:08

  • adammcintyre

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    That's good to know @altml, thank you for your input, a lot less than I spend here in the UK anyway (Damn high rent prices!)

    I don't want to seem like one of those people who is looking to travel for the sole reason of it being 'cheap', but I also don't want to turn up in Thailand with a budget that won't suffice, and equally so, I don't want to blow all my cash.

    I would like to take advantage of a little geo-arbitrage as Tim Ferris puts it though [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]

    #6 Posted: 25/9/2012 - 01:41

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