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Southeast Asia, daily budget???

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1. Posted by travloverr (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

For a young backpacker in Bangkok, is 900-1000 baht per DAY excluding accommodation (we have a seperate budget for that) alright?

Other than it not including accommodation, this also doesn't necessarily include shopping. This is more of a general budget for each day spent in Bangkok and seeing the city.

Just to add, if anyone has any idea, would these budgets be enough (same conditions as above) for the other places we intend to see?

Singapore: SGD 65-70/day
Kuala Lumpur: MYR 100/day
Hanoi: USD 25-30/day
Bangkok: THB 900-1000/day
Phuket: THB 900-1000/day

Thanks in advanced for the input.
(Just to add, personally I'm not big on drinking and don't plan to do any real shopping so I'm hoping the budget is okay. I'm also not looking to do any tours, etc...)

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 12, 2008, at 5:45 AM by travloverr ]

2. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

For Singapore it should be more than enough. Meals are cheap if you eat local food, about $5 a meal including drinks at hawker centres or coffeeshops, slightly more if you do foodcourts. That's provided you don't go ordering many different dishes at a go for tasting. Depending on where you'll be visiting some tourist attractions can be quite pricey - F&B outlets at these places aren't good in general so you might like to bring your own. Transport is cheap and fast compared to the Western countries, there's also now a tourist pass you can get for travel on the buses and MRT.

I think overall you will even have enough to splurge a little at a nice cafe or bar, or some shopping.

Have fun!

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


2 years ago, i backpacked for couple of months. i lived on a budget of rm100/bht1000 per day at all the countries (except s'pore). it covers accomodation and food, even transportation. you'll get by alright.
welcome to the 3rd world countries, my friend.