So I want to travel around a bit during my holidays if I get funding for university. Just for a week or two, just to closer by and thus not as expensive Asian countries. Later on I’d like to spend some years in New York, cos it’s awesome, and Barcelona, cos it’s beautiful and for the football, and Ukraine or Sweden with the very beautiful women and the climate, and Brazil, cos it’s Brazil… okay, to stop, my point being, for now I can only just travel cheap and nearby for short spells. So I’m fantasizing about travelling with some actual numbers to while the time away.
Cost of travelling to Japan:
For two travelers on a medium budget, about 15k Yen or $200 per day for accommodation, food, sightseeing and travel. So if I go with a friend and we go for about ten days, about $1000 each.
Can’t estimate ticket prices, but if I book months ahead from AirAsia it seems under $200 for return.
Cost of travelling to Korea:
Says a budget of about 100k won or $95 per day per person would be realistic. So again, for about ten days of travel, about $1000 each.
Can’t estimate ticket prices, but if I book months ahead from AirAsia it seems under $200.
Cost of travelling to Philippines:
A budget of about P1950 per day which is supposedly around $50 per day per person is considered a realistic budget. So for about ten days of travel, $500?
Same re: ticket prices as before for all places in Asia.
Cost of travelling to Indonesia:
Budget for about $40 per day, so ten days would be $400 again.
Air Asia ticket prices from Malaysia to Indonesia can be as low as $70 return.
So how much I need to save for four Asian holiday trips:
About a total of a bit under $4000 for all four trips. I have about $1250 saved up from work so far.
EDIT: I should have another $700 from web design competitions prize money, so make that total about $2000 saved up.