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£5500

Posted by emma066 on 18/2/2010 at 23:46

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!

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Posted by francesstella on 19/2/2010 at 00:01

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

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Posted by emma066 on 19/2/2010 at 00:03

Thanks, so how much did you spend in total?

Also, I am going in low season!

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Posted by francesstella on 19/2/2010 at 00:23

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

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Posted by emma066 on 19/2/2010 at 00:27

Cheers for the info!

Anyone else?

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Posted by christay2009 on 19/2/2010 at 01:22

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

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