Budget

In average, we have decided to spend £30 per day including accommodation, visits, food and transport.

But we have also looked into the costs in each  country, see below.

Country Daily Budget Accommodation Total Daily budget No of days Total per country
China 25 16 41 21 £861,00
Vietnam 19 6,5 25,5 13 £331,50
Cambodia 16 6,5 22,5 11 £247,50
Laos 19 5 24 10 £240,00
Thailand 19 7,5 26,5 12 £318,00
Nepal 20 15,5 35,5 11 £390,50
India 15 20 35 40 £1 400,00
Sri Lanka 14 6 20 10 £200,00
Philippines 8,5 6 14,5 12 £174,00
Malaysia 16 7,5 23,5 8 £188,00
Indonesia 15 6,5 21,5 20 £430,00
Singapore 30 20 50 3 £150,00
Australia 25 45 70 5 £350,00
Chile 15 10 25 10 £250,00
Argentina 20 14 34 34 £1 156,00
Uruguay 25 25 50 4 £200,00
Paraguay 20 10 30 1 £30,00
Brazil 25 15 40 20 £800,00
Bolivia 19 9 28 14 £392,00
Peru 25 10 35 15 £525,00
Ecuador 10 10 20 10 £200,00
Colombia 22 8 30 8 £240,00
Venezuela 37,5 16 53,5 6 £321,00
Costa Rica 15 10 25 10 £250,00
Nicaragua 32 19 51 9 £459,00
Honduras 20,5 9,5 30 6 £180,00
Guatemala 19 13 32 7 £224,00
Belize 30 15,5 45,5 9 £409,50
Mexico 25 30 55 23 £1 265,00
  1. Greg
    12 July, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Hello !

    Thanks a lot for your blog it is full of good information about south america. I’m planning a trip for 5 months there and this is very helpful !

    I had a question concerning your budget. the figures you show here are the figures you were planning or what you actually spent ?

    Have a nice enf of trip !!
    Greg from London

    • 16 July, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Hi Greg

      Thanks, glad you found blog useful.

      This was projected spend. The only I would add to this is, double the price of what it normally says about price in guides for Brazil and Argentina. We were over budget in both countries.

      These countries are very expensive.

      Enjoy trip, it’s amazing.

  2. Greg
    16 July, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks a lor for your answer !

    I have read the same about Brazil and Argentina. Most people say that you can now compare them to Europe.

    Enjoy your trip !

  3. Meg
    14 August, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Hi -hoping to do something similiar next year , are those daily budgets per person?
    Thanks!

    • 15 August, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      This is per person. Good luck with your planning. Any questions you have please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  4. Meg
    16 August, 2012 at 11:02 am

    thanks very much, enjoy the rest of the trip!

  5. kim
    6 November, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Hi,
    Is the total per country for only 1 person or does that include your whole travel group? If so how many people is that based on?

    • 6 November, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Hi this is per person. There were just two of us travelling. We were under budget for most of Asia apart from Cambodia and Thailand because of the floodings they had.

  6. Chris Maxwell
    27 January, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Did you make it into Guatemala? Next month I am planning on traveling from Oaxaca to San Cristobal and then into Guatemala, where I plan to visit Tikal ruins. If you visited Tikal, I wondered how you thought it compared to the other sites in Mexico that you visited and also, generally how you thought the costs in the 2 countries compared. Thanks

    • 28 January, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Hi Chris. We did not go to Guatemala in the end so we have no idea of costs unfortunately. We found Mexico to be very cheap though and amazing. Feel free to ask for anyone regarding San Cristobal and Oaxaca. Enjoy!

    • 28 January, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Sorry, i cant really help you.

      We didn’t make it to Guatemala as planned because it proved too complicated and we were running out of days. So we cannot comment on Tikal. Uxmal I thought was more impressive than Chichen itza.

      I thought Mexico was relatively cheap. Sorry I can’t be of any help.

      Kwasi

  7. Jessica
    24 August, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Hey🙂

    Me and a mate are heading to India at the start of next year for about a month and a half. Were you guys strict in this budget or did you find you had room with the amount your budget allowed? And what type of accomodation did you stay in?

    Thanks

    • 25 August, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Hi Jessica
      I’ve had a look at our accounts and we had budgeted £2,940 for India for 6 weeks and we actually spent £1,595. This included £326 on accommodation, £497 on transport, £452 on food, £160 on visits, and £151 for extras (souvenirs, clothes…). This was for the two of us.
      We stayed in guesthouses mainly. I’m happy to share the places we stayed in if that helps.
      You will love India!

      • Jessica
        26 August, 2016 at 12:43 am

        Oh that’s awesome!🙂 would be great if you could share the places you stayed if it’s not too much trouble.

        Did you have any trouble with safety etc?

  8. 5 September, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Jessica
    Here are the places we stayed at during our trip:

    Varanasi: Scindhia Guesthouse
    Delhi: Vivek Hotel
    Jaipur: Sunder Palace
    Jodhpur: Ganpati Guesthouse
    Jaisalmer: Surja Hotel
    Udaipur: Panorama
    Mumbai: Sea Shore
    Panjim: Casa Paradiso
    Agonda: Chattai
    Hampi: Shanthi Guesthouse
    Benaulim: Oshin Holiday Care
    Fort Cochin: Adam’s Old Inn
    Alleppey: Motty’s Homestay
    Mamallapuram: Daphne

    We never felt at risk in India. They will stare (a lot) and take sneaky photos but we have never experienced any bad behaviour.

    Let me know if you need anything else.

    Cheers

    Julie

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