At the end of March next year a friend and I are going to South East Asia (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam) for around 3 months, and were hoping £2000 - £2500 would be enough money to take with us for that period of time, would love to hear your opinions on whether that would be enough?
People usually recommend that you can live comfortably on £25-30 a day this includes decent food, an air conditioned room, occasionally having a few drinks and the ocassional excursion.
So if u work it out an average of 30 days in a month thats 90 days. 90 x £30 = £2700 for 3 months. This is only what ive heard so if i was you try and work it out properly before you go adding in everything so you dont have to come back early.
Hope this helps, have fun
[ Edit: Edited on 05-Oct-2009, at 09:04 by connor693 ]
I have answered this question 4-5 times over the months. I figure $10/day for fan rooms, $10/day for food, another $10/day for transport or tours. Roughly $1K/month. I spent about $750/month during my 08 trip to SEA. I am a veggie and don't drink alcohol, but you will save $ by 2 of you in a room. Eat with the locals, bus rather than the train, drink water with your meals and you should be under $1K/month. Good luck with your planning.
Travelling about can substantially add to your costs. AirAsia is a fairly cheap way of getting around. The cheapest rooms are booked beforehand over the internet (especially since you start in high season). There is also the problem that the pound has gone down in value quite a lot in the last year.
March in SE Asia is the hot season, going to the even hotter April. Air-conditioning is good if you can afford it. Don't forget visas and inoculations/pills where necessary.
If I was you, I would be happier with another thousand pounds. Credit card?
I say US$40. to $50. a day in Indochina, and US$55. to $65. in Thailand - using 2* hotels and eating well
(better to make that trip a little earlier - especially in hot hot Thailand!)
I wandered Thailand, Laos, Vietnam with a quick trip to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat in June and July of 2008.
The trip without airfare was 2500k us. Mind you, I was running out of time and had to hop a couple planes.
I don't believe anyone should miss Angkor Wat. The whole of Vietnam was great fun, I have pics to prove it in my blog if your interested.