Costs

India part 1 (Ladakh, Kashmir, Amritsar, Dharamsala, Uttarakhand)
  • Tea: $0.20
  • Cheap rice, dal, chapati meal: $0.80
  • Meal in a restaurant, w/o drinks: $2
  • 3AC train for maybe 8 hours: $9
  • Nice clean guesthouse, double bed, no bugs, usually hot water: $10
  • 18-hour share-jeep on rugged roads: $24
  • Overall burn rate: $29.50/day
Nepal
  • Tea: $0.15
  • Dal Bhat: $1
  • Good coffee: $1
  • Rent a cheap bike for a day: $2
  • Taxi for 5km across Kathmandu: $3
  • Tourist restaurant meal, approx: $4
  • Nice clean guesthouse, double bed, no bugs, hot water sometimes depending on when it's sunny: $10
  • Rent a nice mountain bike for a day: $12
  • Overall burn rate: $31.17/day
Bhutan
  • Daily rate for a single traveler, including all meals, transportation, and guesthouse: $240
  • My flight (including this here because it's mandatory to purchase at least one flight): $243
  • Everything else: about the same as in India or a bit more, but it doesn't matter, because you won't usually be paying anyway
  • Overall burn rate: $292.60/day
India Part 2 (Darjeeling, Kolkata, Rajasthan, Hampi, Bangalore, Kerala)
  • Coconut on the street: $0.20
  • South Indian thali or breakfast: $1
  • Room in Rajasthan: $6
  • Camel safari, per day: $13
  • Double room in a big city or a resort town: $15
  • A day racing around Bangalore, including FRRO and plane-rebooking fees: $100
  • Overall burn rate: $31.25/day
Cambodia
  • Draft beer: $0.50
  • Cheapest noodle soup: $1
  • Meal of Amok or Lok Lak in a restaurant: $4
  • Clean private hostel room in Siem Reap: $5
  • Half of a clean, stylish, relaxed beach hut in Otres Beach: $12.50
  • Tuk-tuk and driver to get around Angkor for a day: $16
  • One-day ticket to visit Angkor: $20
  • Overall burn rate: $43.11/day
Singapore
  • Iced tea, coffee, barley, bandung: $1
  • MRT (subway) ride: $1
  • Meal of noodles or something: $4
  • Bottle of beer, happy hour: $7
  • Meal of shrimp or stingray: $10
  • Overall burn rate: $51.50/day
Australia doesn't count because I was with my family the whole time.

New Zealand (the 22 days I was on my own)
  • Bottle of soda: $3.20
  • 1 hr internet: $4
  • Beer in a bar: $6
  • Kebab or other quick meal: $8
  • Hostel bed: $20
  • 6-hour bus ride: $30
  • Shiny new waterproof rain jacket: $150
  • Touring bike rental for 10 days, including panniers, helmet, etc: $237
  • Overall burn rate (including the jacket and bike, but also 8 days of couchsurfing): $64.81/day
Bulgaria
  • Coffee: $1
  • Banitsa (pastry): $1
  • Loaf of bread and chunk of delicious Sirene cheese: $3
  • SIM card: $4
  • Overall burn rate: $12.63/day (keep in mind I was couchsurfing the whole time, so I didn't pay for housing or most of my meals.)
Motorcycling in Europe
  • A liter of gas, average: $2.01
  • A gallon of gas: $7.60
  • 5 days insurance for Bosnia, as decided on the spot by guards: $52
  • All the gas, total (174.2 liters or 46 gallons): $350
  • Engine replacement: $524
  • Misc other maintenance: $235
  • Deposit donated to John: $500
  • Total cost: $1694
  • Rate per day on the road: $74
  • Rate per day where the motorcycle satisfied my transportation needs (including rest days): about $40
Western Europe, part 1 (Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, not counting motorcycling costs)
  • Pretzel in Germany: $1
  • Gelato in Italy: $2
  • Kebab in Zurich: $12
  • Hostel bed in Munich: $25
  • Rate per day: $101
Eastern Europe (Bosnia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, not counting motorcycling costs)
  • Pint of beer: $2
  • Kebab: $3
  • Restaurant meal: $7
  • Hostel bed: $15
  • Rate per day: $34
Western Europe, part 2 (Germany and Netherlands)
  • Most things: a little more than the US
  • Beer in Germany: $3
  • Max train cost anywhere in the Netherlands: $30
  • Hostel bed in the Netherlands: $45
  • Train from Heidelberg to Amsterdam: $101 
  • Rate per day: $74
Total money spent during the whole trip (10 months): $17382

No comments:

Post a Comment