Skip Navigation

Is my money budget for travelling south asia for 5 weeks ok?

Travel Forums Asia Is my money budget for travelling south asia for 5 weeks ok?

  • 1
  • 2

Last Post

1. Posted by mikeuk20 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

Hey guys!

Will be heading to south asia end of june for 5 weeks..

Were thinking of travelling Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and I was just wondering if you think £1000 would be enough money for the 5 weeks? I have paid for my tickets and insurance and now have most of my spending money but I'm just wondering if it would be safer and better for me to take a little bit more than £1000.

The travelling agency seemed to think £1000 would be fine but its always nice to ask people who have been there and/or live there :)

Thanks very much

2. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 7y

No take some more. Always take more, more more more.

"Enough" is kinda subjective isnt it. Do you want to survive or do you want to live it up and experience everything?

3. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 7y

In terms of spending money for SE Asian countries I tended to budget £500 per month, so with your £1000 for 5 weeks you should be fine.
Obviously one country might be more expensive than others, and i am lend to believe that prices have gone up over recent months, but you still should be able to live pretty good



4. Posted by rag7 (Budding Member 41 posts) 7y

I would definitely take more than that personally. I spent more that much in two weeks when i went.

It obviously depends on how you live, take any excursions etc but to properly experience everything that these countries have to offer i think you will need a reasonable amount more.

5. Posted by mikeuk20 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

Wow i'm quite surprised I was expecting people to say maybe take a little bit more but £1000 for 2 weeks?! Ile have to try take about £2000 then so will have to start saving!

We are not expecting to stay in really posh hotels or anything were going to just go for pleasant ok rooms, our first guest house we have booked was £2.50 each a night for a twin room with shared bathroom in Bangkok city centre!!

Thanks though if I hadn't have got any replies I may have ended up not taking enough

6. Posted by mikeuk20 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

Sorry I completed over-read JD's post, it seems theres two sides of the coin lol and some people think its fine others think more! Maybe ile try take £1500!

7. Posted by becky552 (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y

My friend and I are going to be in Thailand for just under a month and going to see if we can do it on 300 british pounds each. I'm a little worried now lol but then a week of that is where we will literally do nothing but laze on a beach.

8. Posted by mikeuk20 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

Lol Becky if you keep your costs down and stay in cheap guesthouses you might be able to do it! Just look online for cheap accomodation! Were thinking of having a week to just chill out and soak up the sun aswell!


9. Posted by jaypierce (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y


I hope that you realise that your going to get a rat box for like 5 pounds a night for 2 ppl! If you think otherwise then your going to have a shock!

My advice is take 2k pounds. Better to have more that watching your budget and not enjoying yourself.

I have been to Thailand 5 times. From bangers and nearly all the islands south to Koh Lanta so I do know what I am on about.


Just ask and I'll try to help out.


10. Posted by mikeuk20 (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

Lol well the place were staying at was recommended to us by my travelling partners friend as it caters for a lot of young travellers and to be honest I have a bed, a fan, and a shared bathroom for a couple of nights.. sounds like what I had in my first year at uni ha! But yeah, going to try and take some more! However were not looking to be staying at really nice hotels, might stop at one for a couple of nights!


Also on Travellerspoint

Why travellers need good insurance

worldnomads promo code - SAVE7