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Daily Budget in South East Asia

Posted by katieflorence on 23/10/2009 at 22:08

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!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/10/2009 at 08:23 admin

$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.

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Posted by katieflorence on 24/10/2009 at 21:52

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!

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Posted by MADMAC on 27/10/2009 at 23:59

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.

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