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Cost of Living - LTC 40 Day

Travel Budget

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 in your FnEZ adventure.

For the entirety of our 40 Day LTC Trip -- "The Ultimate Journey", we would recommend a budget of 1300 - $2100. Any travel budget will fluctuate between personalities, so ask yourself: "What type of traveler are you?"

The Hippie brings about $1200-$1400 for the 40 days. They eat local food, bargain well at the market, find good prices on drinks, and picks and chooses their optional activities wisely! Often likely to continue traveling after their FnEZ trip is complete.

The Backpacker saves up about $1400-$1700 spending money. A bit more frivolous, but is aware of their budget. They take in most activities they are interested in, without going too extravagant. The backpacker likes to party, but is always looking for a good deal.

The Rock Star throws down $1700 - $2100+: They are not too worried about their budget and 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.


Cambodia:

Food & Drink:
Local Meal - $2-3
Western Dinner/Lunch - $6-8
Glass of Beer - $0.50
Pitcher of Beer - $3-5
Shot of Tequila - $1
Cocktail Bucket (Giant cocktail) - $8-15

Entertainment & Activities:
Traditional Dance and Buffet Dinner (incl. transportation) - $9
Phare Circus (incl trans) - $20
Landmine Relief Centre & War Museum (incl transportation) - $15
Mini putt - $5
Tuk tuk to explore Angkor for the day- $5-10
Tonle Sap lake boat cruise - $15
Phnom Penh Killing Fields - $6
S21 Prison Tour - $3

Shopping & Miscellaneous:
T-shirt at Night Market - $2-4
1 Hour Massage - $6-10

Laos:

Food & Drink:
Local Meal of Street Food - $1.25 - $2.50
Fresh Baguette Sandwich - $2.50
Western Meal in Restaurant - $4-6
Big Beer - $1.25
Big Beer in Restaurant/Bar - $2

Entertainment & Activities:
Vang Vieng Tube Rental - (includes transport) - $14
Tubing in Cave and Kayaking Day Trip (incl. lunch,water) - $12
Rock-Climbing (Half Day) - $20
Hot Air Balloon Ride - $80
Bowling - $2.50/game
Pool Entrance - $5

Thailand:

Food and Drink:
Typical Thai Meal at a Restaurant - $2 - $5
Green Curry Chicken - $3.50 - $4.50 (includes a plate of rice)
Pad Thai w/ Seafood - $3 - $4
Fresh fish/seafood meal - $4 - $7
Pad Thai from Street Vendor - $1.75
Western Meal - $5.50
Half a Fresh-Cut Pineapple - $0.60
Fruit Shake / Iced Coffee - $1-$2
Can of Coke - $0.60
Big Beer at 7/11 - $1.80
Big Bottle of Whiskey at 7/11 - $8 - $10
Big Bottle of Water - $0.50
Big Beer at Bar/Club - $3.50
Fruity Cocktail - $3.50
Whiskey Bucket (Giant Cocktail) - $8

Entertainment & Activities:
Cooking Class, 5 dishes - $29
Muay Thai Fights, Admission - $8.50
Bungee Jumping – $43 (1st Jump), $29 (Jumps after)
Drift Karts - $23
Xorbing - $17
Zipling - $52
3D Art Museum - $8.50
Temple Entrance/Donation - $1-2
Monk Chat (donation) - $3
Fun Dive (Already Certified) – $82
Discover Scuba-Diving (1 Dive): $70
Discover Scuba-Diving (2 Dives): $94
Sunset/Snorkel Cruise - $15

Shopping & Miscellaneous:
Designer label jeans $15 - $25
Designer shoes: $15 - $40
T-shirts: $3 - $6
1 Hour Thai Massage: $6 - $10
Laundry Service: $1/kg