SouthEast Asia is a very cheap place to travel, which is just one of many reasons that makes it so much fun! Your personal spending on the trip will include your food, drinks, shopping, entertainment and any activities outside of those included your FNEZ adventure.
For the entirety of this 25 day adventure, we would recommend a budget of $900 - $1300.
The Hippie: Brings about $800-$1000 for the 25 days. Eats local food, bargains well at the market, finds good prices on drinks and picks, and chooses their optional activities wisely! Often likely to continue travelling after their FNEZ trip is complete.
The Backpacker: $1000-$1200 spending money. A bit more frivolous, but is aware of their budget. Takes in most activities they are interested in, without going too extravagant. Likes to party, but always looking for a good deal.
The Rock Star: $1200 - $1400+ Not too worried about their budget, they'll do almost everything, including lavish amounts of shopping and partying often. There won't be too much holding them back from activities, as this is their trip and don't want to let anything pass them by!
To help you work out your budget, here are just a few examples of prices in SouthEast Asia. All prices have been converted from their local currency to US dollars. Please expect slight variations.
Local Meal: $2-3
Western Dinner/Lunch: $5
T-shirt at Night Market: $2
Glass of Beer: $0.50
Pitcher of Beer: $2
Traditional Dance and Buffet Dinner (incl. transportation): $8
Local Meal of Street Food: $1.25 - $2.50
Fresh Baguette Sandwich: $2
Western Meal in Restaurant: $3.75 - $5
Big Beer: $1.25
Big Beer in Restaurant/Bar: $2
Vang Vieng Tube Rental: (includes transport): $15
Tubing in Cave and Kayaking Day Trip (incl. lunch,water): $13
Rock-Climbing (Full Day): $20
Hot Air Balloon Ride: $80
Big Bottle of Water: $0.50
1 Hour Thai Massage: $6 - $10
Pad Thai from Street Vendor: $1
Local Meal with rice at restaurant: $3.25
Western Meal: $6 - $10
Half a Fresh-Cut Pineapple: $0.30
Fruit Shake / Iced Coffee: $2
Big Beer (750ml) at 7/11: $1.70
Big Bottle of Whiskey at 7/11: $7 - $10
Big Beer at Bar/Club: $3
Fruity Cocktail: $3
Whiskey Bucket (Giant Cocktail): $8
Bungee Jumping,1st Jump (incl. T-shirt and photos): $63
Elephant Show: $6.25
Cooking Course: $21 Half Day or $28 Full Day
Zip Lining: $50 - $75
Live Muay Thai Fight: $10