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1. Posted by AsiaNext (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm currently in the beginning stages of planning my first trip to Asia. I'm planing on going to china, thailand, cambodia, malaysia, laos and possibly vietnam. I plan to do it the budget way, staying in hostels and such but I want to bring enough money that i will have a good time and i won't miss out on anything. I'm planning on 3-4 months. Airfare not included, whats a good amount of money (CAD) to have readily available?
Any help would be greatly appreciated

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you set $23US a day + the return airfare that should allow plenty of luxuries if you stay in the cheap accommodation. Most days you could get by on $20US or even less, but it's better to budget a bit too much than budget really low and find you spend too much. So that is approximately $800CAD per month not including your return airfare from Canada as I am not sure about that cost, so you'd have to add that on to the $2400-$3200CAD for 3-4 months. Have a great trip.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 23, 2007, at 8:34 PM by aharrold45 ]

3. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hmmm, it depends on the time of year you travel. At peak season, GBP15 is an ok budget including bus/train travel, any less than this will be tight unless you are ok to really rough it. Obviously, some places/days/times of year you will spend less and sometimes more (eg if you are travelling over xmas), but I've found this a good average to go by and it allows for the odd luxury. This is the case for SE Asia...I haven't been to China though.