How Many Days Can I Travel In [Insert Country Here] With $1,000?
Published on February 10, 2010
Although I wouldn't agree with everything on the list (some outdated) this generally gives a good perspective. Out of all the countries listed I've found India the most fascinating and it's friendly on the wallet too :)
This can be never true for Switzerland!
The cheapest even "20 Bed Mixed Dorm" is about 40 $ a day in a cheaper town... with no food, no travel.
..so only way: couchsurfing + bread + water + walk.. yeah! maybe even more with begging..
How old are these facts? Australia is stupidly expensive these days. Take an average meal out where the main will cost A$50 and then they'll charge A$10 for each side. Or how about a packet of cigarettes for A$25. That's nearly £20.
Hmm I would say Argentina is out of date. My budget is $30 per day and technically you can do 30 days here but it's really tough, 52 days is out of the question without couchsurfing the entire time.
shit like this is ridiculous...why be cheap when on vacation? Is that the goal? See how little money I caan spend per day in a foreign country? Try this with a wife...losers
Great article but I wished there was a more detailed breakdown. Judging from my limited travel experience, taking China as an instance, I travelled there for 10 days and had spent nearly a grand. That includes a return flight from Beijing to Shanghai. Though I did stay in a mid range hotel and that might justify the extra cost.
The only thing I don't like about that is it seems major transportation is not included, so unless you only spend time in one or two cities, the tally is going to be less. Going pretty good on a budget I only made 10 days in Japan on $1000 and 24 in China. But I did touristy things every day, ate moderately priced meals, stayed in hostels, didnt drink much, and traveled city-city every 3 days or so. My best guess would be that take the number that is listed, divide by two, and that is a more moderate spending amount.
Interesting find. I like the concept. Wonder how a chart like this would look if you JUST couchsurf?
Hal -- I'm sure we could do better though. Who needs to pay for a hostel when there are perfectly good public benches to be had?