How Much Money I Spent Travelling South East Asia for 3 Months!

How Much Money I Spent Travelling South East Asia for 3 Months!

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 travelling around South East Asia 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!

South East Asia Cost of Travel 3 months

My favourite quote!

Here is a breakdown of what I Spent in Each Country in South East Asia in 3 months!

Days Spent: 25
Money Spent: £600.00

Myanmar (Burma)
Days Spent: 13
Money Spent: £237.00

Days Spent: 32
Money Spent: £1180.00

Days Spent: 15
Money Spent: £453.00

{{To see blog posts from these places see – 

5 Awesome Places Not to Miss When Visiting Vietnam!

The Cost of Traveling around Myanmar!

5 Quiet Beaches in Thailand.

5 Places in the Philippines You NEED to Visit & How to Get to Them All!}}

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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For more Money posts check out:

How Much Money I Spent Travelling South East Asia for 5 Months.

How Much Money i Spent Travelling South America for 3 Months.

How Much Money i Spent Travelling Europe for 1 month.

How Much Money i Spent Travelling the Middle East for 1 Month.South East Asia Cost of Travel 3 months




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