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1. Posted by N1U9F8C7 (Budding Member 47 posts) 6y

Hi Everyone!

I am going backpacking in a weeks time and have saved up a fair amount of cash.

I am just wondering if anyone can tell me from past experiences or whatever about how much money they spent a day in SEA?

Will £600 a month be ok?

Thats £20 a day!

Can i get by with even less than that?


2. Posted by dlovallo1 (Full Member 119 posts) 6y

what countries are go going to visit? because it depends on how much you are travelling around in each country, Im doing a similar trip too in about 6 months want to spend about 2/3 months in SE Asia. And i'm going to plan about £500 a month for accomm/food etc and then an extra £100-200 a month for travelling from place to place in countries.

3. Posted by sepilokfui (Budding Member 75 posts) 6y

That budget is very sufficient (room, food, transport) for all the countries in South East Asia except Singapore. Don't stay there long is the key.

On top, any less will be a tight budget. Besides, you would want to do some activities too and activities are expensive. Avoid flying, take bus/train.

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6. Posted by N1U9F8C7 (Budding Member 47 posts) 6y

Thanks for your help both of you!

dlovallo1, I forgot to put that actually.

The countries i am visiting in SEA are:

Malaysia - 15 Days
Thailand - 60 Days
Laos - 15 Days
Cambodia - 15 Days
Vietnam - 30 Days

7. Posted by pwangchu (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

You are on a real tight budget. May be it depends on where you stay and what you are doing.

8. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

£20 a day is fine! The only place it might be a bit tight is in Malaysia...

9. Posted by sheds141 (Budding Member 25 posts) 6y

yeah I found Malaysia to be a fair bit more expensive then the other countries on your list, but you will make that money up in Laos as it is dirt cheap.
happy traveling!

10. Posted by _Sarah_ (Budding Member 24 posts) 6y

Yes, Malaysia I would say would be the most costly place that you will be travelling to on your list. However if you choose to take public transport, such as buses and trains rather than flying, this will help bring down the cost of your stay here.

I would suggest for all countries listed that you buy your food from small hawker stalls / locally run restaurants as this will keep your food bills to a minimum. Plus also I found that they all served the most delicious foods!