In 2014 i travelled South East Asia for 5 months and i wrote a blog post detailing exactly how much i spent in each Country which you can view here. And with my love of South East Asia ignited from this trip it wasn’t long before i was heading back there to fill in the gaps from where i had missed last time so here is a post on how much i spent whilst i was there for 3 months from the end of 2015 to the start of 2016!
I was still on a backpacker budget but i didn’t watch what i was spending too much and what i love most about South East Asia is that you can spend as much or as little as you want!
Here is a breakdown of what i spent in each country and how long i was there for:
Days Spent: 25
Money Spent: £600.00
Days Spent: 13
Money Spent: £237.00
Days Spent: 32
Money Spent: £1180.00
Days Spent: 15
Money Spent: £453.00
Overall i was really happy with how much i spent. Vietnam was definitely the cheapest Country, followed by Myanmar which i was pleasantly surprised by. I knew the Philippines was going to be a bit more expensive than other South East Asian Countries but i thought i’d spend more than i did and i was in Thailand over Christmas and New Year so i paid more on accommodation than normal plus i had a lot of nights out which increased how much i spent but thats what i was there for so it was ok!
Extra things to note:
The total costs for Vietnam and Myanmar includes their visa costs- £40.00 for Vietnam and £34.00 for Myanmar.
I visited Thailand over Christmas and New Year so accommodation was a lot more expensive than i would of usually paid so on any other month other than December this would be a fair few hundred pound less.
In all countries i could of done the accommodation cheaper, i barely stayed in hostels and instead shared a private room with friends which cost a bit more.
In the Philippines i paid for 4 internal flights which are included in the above cost and in Vietnam i paid for return internal flights to Phu Quoc island from HCMC which are also included in the above price.
The above totals do not include flights between countries, i was pretty flexible with the dates i could go and only booked them a week or so before i left but if they had been booked further in advance they could of been cheaper.
HCMC, Vietnam- Yangon, Myanmar: £43.00
Yangon, Myanmar- Bangkok, Thailand: £50.00
Phuket, Thailand- Manila, Philippines: £75.00
Manila, Philippines- Bangkok, Thailand: £70.00
I hope this helps you budget when it comes to planning your South East Asia trip!
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