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 katieflorence has been a member since 23/10/2009. Posts: 11
$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 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,645
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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 katieflorence has been a member since 23/10/2009. Posts: 11
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.