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Budget for 7 weeks?

Posted by Joannacxxx on 23/7/2011 at 22:04

Hi there.
Just need some opinions really.
Im starting in Singapore on 1st of September, doing a group tour through ~Malysia, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, until 25th September. (All accomodation is paid for during this time).
Then from 25th Sept until 20th October I will be spending in Thailand alone. Hoping to go to Chiang Mai, then a bit of island hopping. I'm happy to rough it a bit, and I wont be out drinking, as I'll be alone and will want to keep my wits about me!
My Budget for the whole trip is about £1000, or $1700 USD. Do you think this will be enough for about 7 weeks?
Flights paid for, Visas paid for already! Also I'm debating whether or not Malaria tablets are necessary?

Many Thanks

#1 Joannacxxx has been a member since 26/5/2010. Posts: 10

Posted by eastwest on 24/7/2011 at 12:50

It depends mostly on what is included in your group tour. If it's everything except drinks you will manage. If you will also need to pay admissions, activities and meals during the group tour you won't have much money left for that independent stretch.

I'd say that for your independent trip you need roughly $25-40 per day

#2 eastwest has been a member since 17/12/2009. Posts: 778

Posted by SBE on 24/7/2011 at 13:54

Your risk of catching malaria is extremely low so won't need malaria tablets, but do use mosquito repellent. People worry about malaria but dengue fever is a far more common disease and there's no specific prevention or cure for that. Just try not to get bitten by mosquitoes too often. Dengue is transmitted by a different mosquito called Aedes aegypti and if you look at the mosquitoes around you, you will see they are nearly all that type....they have stripes on the body. They mostly bite around dusk or dawn but can bite at any time of the day or night.

Don't freak out unduly if you do get a mosquito bite or two though...everyone does and very few people actually get sick!

#3 SBE has been a member since 14/4/2008. Location: Global Village. Posts: 2,055

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