$AU5000 for 2 months in SE Asia?

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1. Posted by Oakey (Budding Member 64 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I would like to spend 2 months in SEA on my way back to oz from UK end of feb, recon i will have about 5000 ozzie dollars...

I have done Thailand for 3 weeks at the beginning of my current trip, but I fell into alot of tourist traps and speant far too much money, dont wanna do the same this time.

I will be flying into Singapore, would like to see a bit of malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and cambodia... wanna travel without having to scrape by too much, I will need to get back to singapore to connect with a flight to perth at the end of my tip (this is already paid for), so I will want to get a few flights out of my money.

Will 5000 dollars go a long way in the places I would like to visit? you hear storys of prople spending a few dollars a day and getting by, but I would like to do it without having to scrape by on a bowl of pad thai an a bottle of water a day...

Any advice appreciated

2. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I'd say that's plenty.

I spent around $3,500 (including flight from Aus) for 5 weeks in Thailand a bit over a year ago. Mind you this included going out drinking every 2nd night, staying in 3 star hotels, buying xmas presents, eating quite a lot of Western meals etc.

I went traveling together with a friend though, but still I'd say you could easily do SE asia with that money, I could have done my trip a lot cheaper. I think Laos/Cambodia and maybe Vietnam are cheaper, not sure on Malaysia. If you have already paid for your return flight id say youll be cruising


3. Posted by SpaceCadet (Full Member 71 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

oakey, that's too much money.
you'll be fine dude.