How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World?

April 27, 2018

If you're reading this, you have probably considered walking out the office to your nearest airport with as much cash as you can muster and seeing where you'll end up. For those of you who like to plan your big trip to a greater degree of detail, hopefully this helps. 

 

This must be taken with a massive pinch of salt, as everyone has their own opinions on what constitutes good value, but this was our budget for our not-so budget trip. It can be done FAR cheaper, but as I approach my next big birthday, a good night's sleep is now essential, and I have been working for 7 years in order to fritter away my money exactly as I please. Night buses and dorms are so 2010. Perhaps most importantly, this was done travelling as a two, essentially halving all accommodation costs.

 

Our 8 month trip cost roughly £8000 each. This is where we went and how much each country cost

 

Russia

 - £50 per day @ 21 days = £1050

 - Hotel Friends by the House of Books, St. Petersburg

 

 

Mongolia

 - £30 per day @ 10 days = £300

 - Danista Nomads Hostel, Ulaanbaatar

 

 

China

 - £30 per day @ 42 days = £1260

 - Red Lantern Hostel, Beijing

 - Recommend CTrip website for budget accommodation

 

 

Myanmar

 - £35 per day @ 28 days = £980

 - Forest Home Resort, Ngwe Saung

 

 

India

 - £20 per day @ 77 days = £1540

 - Rahul Guesthouse, Varanasi

 - Recommend Make My Trip website for budget accommdation

 

 

Nepal

 - £35 per day @ 26 days = £910

 - Hotel Yala Peak, Kathmandu

 

 

Japan

 - £70 per day @ 28 days = £1960

 - Gyokuzoin, Osaka

 

 

Total = £34 per day @ 232 days =£8000

 

 

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