Have you ever thought about the true costs of travelling and where your money would go the furthest? Many people have the dream to travel the world but often think that they need to have thousands upon thousands of dollars in the bank in order to make it work otherwise they will end up on the streets of some foreign land without a penny to their name while nothing could be further from the truth! Here are is a roundup of a couple of countries you can travel in seamlessly for way, way less than you might think – and with sites like Bingofind, you can check this all in advance to see where you can live awesomely for longer, even if you don’t have thousands and thousands in the bank!
This gem of South East Asia is landlocked and borders Cambodia to the south, Vietnam to the east, Myanmar to the West, China to the north and the rest is along the border with Thailand. While it costs to get in – depending on nationality – once you’re in, Laos is surprisingly affordable. For budget travellers who don’t mind roughing it, there are still parts of this increasingly popular country where you can get by on $20-30 a day, and that allows for a couple frills such as a beer or two, which by the way cost about a dollar per big bottle. Meals can be as low as a dollar for a noodle soup or can increase to as much as $20 for a full meal at a western chain that are now taking over the likes of the capital, Vientiane. On a savings of only $5000, you could have as much as 40 million Laotian Kip, meaning you could get by for several months with ease.
Depending what you plan to do in Tanzania you can do it on a budget. On a savings of $5000 you’d get around 12 million shillings which is a pretty good chunk of change considering you can get basic but equipped double rooms for around 60,000 a night in the smaller local villages on Zanzibar. Meals can be slightly cheaper, between 20-40,000 shillings depending what you get. Local buses around the island of Zanzibar can be extremely cheap, if they arrive. If you’re in a rush in Tanzania, expect to shell out for quicker transport, but if you are happy to wait around then don’t sweat it!
Formerly listed as one of the cheapest countries in the world according to the cost of living index, Egypt is cheap for both travellers and expats alike. With rents from two hundred euros and below depending where you are and food prices ranging depending on restaurant or if you shop in supermarkets, you can easily get by on around four hundred euros/five hundred dollars for a whole month of living in Egypt – even including local buses between cities if you want to move around a bit.
So if you’ve always wanted to travel but you think you need huge sums of cash to do so, never fear – hopefully this article has shown you that you don’t need to be a millionaire in your own country to be a millionaire – and live comfortably – in others.