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How much money would I need for a six month trip?

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1. Posted by rastacourage (Budding Member 23 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I'm planning a trip throughout Asia. I would like to WWOOF in India for three months (where food & board will be taken care of), and spending 2 months throughout India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. If I have time and money, I would like to go to China for 2 weeks, and possibly even Kyrgyzstan. I am going to end my tour in Israel, living on a kibbutz which will also be essentially free accommodation/food, plus a small stipend.

I don't need to worry about flights, and the volunteer/tour groups will cost around $7000 to go to all these countries. I am going to at least attempt on living $30 a day for the places I can, although I would like some room to splurge. For food and accommodation and spending money, how much money would you say I need?

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3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1841 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

These are generally cheap countries where if you really want to, you can live on $30 a day, and quite comfortably sometimes.

If you have the travel side covered, then good as that is expensive.

How much? As much as you can get.

4. Posted by emblem12 (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

These countries where you want to is not expensive places.I think so you should take normal amount .like 10$ to 15$ is enough for live and stay there.

5. Posted by 2travelmakers (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!


we are traveling through asia since 3 months, and it is not our first trip to asia.
it depends on which countrie in asia you want to visit.
india is really cheap, so 30 dollars are really enough. i think you will be able to safe some money for the other countries.
in laos, cambodia and thailand you should be also ok. but it depends on what you want to do and where you want to stay.
if you are traveling alone, the budget option are always dorms, where you can also easily meet other people. But if you want to stay in private rooms, doing big party every day with a lot of beer, travel not by bus but with planes there might be the posibility to spend more money than 30 dollars. if you want to visit angkor war, the ticket might also blow your budget.
in china, just stay away from the big cities and use the slow trains and not the fast ones, then you should be ok.

enjoy your time :-)

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Jul-2013, at 08:40 by 2travelmakers ]