how much money will i need to stay in south east asia for two months including visa and trains to travell abowt
we went travelling in south east asia for 4 months on $6,000 each. That didn't include flights though. That gave us enough money to still do the things we wanted to do (diving, paragliding ect) but at the same time some of the accomodation we stayed in was a bit scary.
It also depends on which countries you are going to. Laos and Cambodia are very cheap but Thailand is obviously more expensive. I would highly recommend going to Borneo, cheap fod, great people and a beautiful place.
cheers almost 11 years ago
I lived in SE Asia for two months in January and February, and I spent about $2,500 USD. Trains are very inexpensive (about 1000 Thai Baht for an overnight train). I averaged between $30 and $50 a day, which included a lunch, dinner, and accommodation in a guest house.
You will find that the denser tourist areas are more expensive, but if you walk a few blocks away you can get much cheaper prices for accommodation.
Visas won't cost much, budget $20 USD for Laos and Cambodia entry/exit fees. It's also handy to take some USD with you as it's often cheaper in USD than with local currency.
Hope that helps! almost 11 years ago
it all depends of course on how much you're willing to spend and your "minimum required" comfort level: I have a friend who spent 3 months (Thailand, Laos, Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam) on 1000 Euros - plane to asia not included. You can manage on that taking few flights booked well in advance - air asia has a lot of destinations but you can also find some other low-cost airlines in the region; staying in hostels and cheaper bungalows - even in thailand you can find lots of decent ones for about 300 baht on the east coast and up to 600 baht in bangkok (roughly 6 to 12 euros); eating mainly on the street - one meal ranges from 0.5 - 1.5 euro from street stalls and 2-5 euro in a restaurant (more in the most touristy areas).
I spent about 1 month in Thailand alone, going from north to both east and west coasts down south, and spent about 800 Euros (shopping not included ;-). Prices also differ from period to period - we arrived before Xmas when it's kinda packed with tourists and prices dropped drastically after the first week in jan.
hope it helps,
Mihaela almost 11 years ago