Budgets for Travel - Budget Travelers

Budgets Travel this page explains Travel Budgets for airfares, hotels, transportation, food, entertainment and daily costs -- Plan your Escape.

I am Andy Graham a Perpetual Traveler for 17 years, and 107 countries, and in my opinion the most complicated subject for travel is "My Travel Budget." There are some un-expected variables that cause Budget to either increase or decrease.

There is 130 Countries where people can live easy for 500 US Dollars per month. If you spend more, you are one of the richest persons in the country.

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"My first goal when entering a country is to find out the daily wages of my cleaning person, generally it is less than 10 US dollars per day in 85 percent of the planet."
- Andy Graham

If this person can live on their daily wages, then why not me? And often cheaper, as my location is not job dependent, I can move to the best locations without worries of moving away from my family or job.

Strategies to Budget Travel
Please realize that saving money, conserving money is the essence of Buget Travel. If you live paycheck to paycheck and do not have savings at home. Then perpetual travel or long-trips can be dangerous.

  1. CouchSurfingcom, adjust to the local economy, then leave
  2. Couch Surf and never stop Couch Surfing.
  3. Fly into Hub City, then promptly leave by Low Cost Carrier
  4. Fly into Hub City, then promptly leave by Bus, Train or Taxi.
  5. Choose a price of room, and reserve only this price.
  6. Package Tours, a great way to travel on vacations the 5 day, 6 nights in Paradise.
  7. Control Room Cost by Motorhome or Sailboat
  8. Hostel in Europe and when too expensive, sleep on Train

Note: Exit Strategy for Budget Travel
When traveling in countries where you do not have legal permission to live indefinitely, you need to keep enough money in reserve budget to fly home. There are many people trapped in countries living illegally.

Types of Rooms
Economy
Luxury
Business
Motels
Hostels

Problems by Hotel Budget
0-10 US Dollars per Day - Backpacker 1-6 Month Trips
10-25 US Dollars per Day - Experienced Travelers - Less than 30 Days
25-100 -US Dollars per Day - Volunteers - Missionaries - Flashpackers - NGO - Less than 30 Days
100-150 US Dollars per Day - Tourist - Package Tours - NGO - 5-21 Days
150-200 US Dollars per Day - Business Travelers - Government Workers - United Nations - 0-14 Days
200-300 US Dollars per Day - Resort - Maybe not good at buying value Tourist - 0 - 14 Days
300-500 US Dollars per Day - Resort - Short Trips
Over 500 US Dollars per Day - Luxury 14 Days

Type of Travel Budgets
Daily Travel Budget
Hotel Budgets
Airplane Budget
Transportation Budget
Food Budget
Restaurant Budget

What influences my Travel Budget for a Travel Destination?
Travel Budgets do not apply to countries, they should be applied to areas within in city, a travel budget can drop as much as 1000 percent. In the city of Mumbai, India the standard easy to rent room cost a minimum of 20 Dollars, while a person can find the same standard of room in the countryside of India for 2 US Dollars, the quality does not change, the location changed. As a rule of thumb, the bigger the city, the higher the Travel Budget needed. The E-ticket has enabled savvy traveler to completely avoid Tourist Traps and over-priced cities, while in the past we needed to stop for a business day in large cities, we now can arrange to enter and leave these area without stopping.

  1. Missionaries - There are countries, for example Guatemala where Missionaries are visiting in droves. Although well intended, they are paying irresponsible and unethical over-payments for services that falsely inflates the cost of Hotels. Their travel budget is often paid by the Church, and they tend to splurge.
  2. Business Travelers: This travel needs and deserves to stay in the highest and best accommodation, the problem arise when a person enters a country and there is no tourist. Then the Business Traveler decides to visit tourist attractions while on a Business Class budget, this inflates the cost for all services in the country and put on the same level as Business.

    Example: Sheraton in Iraq
  3. Non-Governmental Workers
  4. Tourist Traps - This is a bubble, a concentric circle around the
  5. Islands
  6. No Traveling Sale People
  7. No Movements of Locals within a country
  8. Countries Lying on Statistics, either trying to be richer or poorer to influence donations or investments coming to their countries, I think many poor counties want to be at the bottom.
  9. Countries that Require a Travel Itinerary

Slow Travel to Live in one Location 1-3 Month Travel Budget
Below is a list of the countries of the world, with a US Dollar amount next to the country

This listed used many sources of data to complete:
Minimum Wage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country

List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita 
This includes three lists of countries of the world sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita, the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year divided by the average (or mid-year) population for the same year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita

Daily Income Received by People on Average in Countries of Planet
This is an average, and countries that are underdeveloped will often have a ranking group that earns extreme amounts of money and distorts the average.

Over 200 Dollars per day and from 3000-6000 Per Month

  1. Liechtenstein -- $289.03
  2. Qatar -- $241.72
  3. Luxembourg -- $205.81
  4. Norway -- $172.26
  5. Switzerland -- $138.49
  6. Denmark -- $121.94
  7. Jersey -- $120.86
  8. Ireland -- $117.42

116 Per day 3500 Per month

  1. Faroe Islands -- $108.17
  2. United Arab Emirates -- $103.66
  3. Netherlands -- $102.80
  4. United States -- $101.08
  5. Cayman Islands -- $101.08

100 Per day, 3000 per month

  1. Austria -- $99.14
  2. Virgin Islands British -- $97.85
  3. Finland -- $97.63
  4. Belgium -- $96.34
  5. Sweden -- $95.48
  6. Australia -- $94.19
  7. Kuwait -- $92.90
  8. Guernsey -- $90.97
  9. France -- $89.46
  10. Japan -- $86.45
  11. Canada -- $85.81
  12. Germany -- $85.59
  13. Macau -- $84.95
  14. 83 Per day 2500 Per month
  15. Iceland -- $83.66
  16. Brunei -- $82.37
  17. Gibraltar -- $80.65
  18. Italy -- $78.28
  19. United Kingdom -- $78.28
  20. Isle of Man -- $78.06
  21. Spain -- $77.85
  22. San Marino -- $77.20
  23. Singapore -- $76.13
  24. Falkland Islands -- $76.13
  25. Greenland -- $74.84
  26. European Union -- $70.75
  27. Greece -- $68.60

66 Per day 2000 Dollars per Month
 

  1. Hong Kong -- $64.52
  2. Bahrain -- $57.85
  3. Israel -- $57.63
  4. New Zealand -- $56.56
  5. Slovenia -- $53.76
  6. Bahamas The -- $52.47

50 Dollars per day 1500 Per month Budget
 

  1. Aruba -- $50.11
  2. French Polynesia -- $49.25
  3. Puerto Rico -- $47.53
  4. Cyprus -- $46.67
  5. Portugal -- $44.73
  6. Malta -- $41.51
  7. Trinidad and Tobago -- $40.65
  8. Czech Republic -- $40.43
  9. Equatorial Guinea -- $38.49
  10. Guam -- $37.63
  11. Korea South $35.91
  12. Slovakia -- $35.27

33 Dollars per day, 1000 Dollars Per Month

  1. Taiwan (Republic of China) -- $33.76
  2. New Caledonia -- $33.55
  3. Oman -- $33.33
  4. Estonia -- $30.32
  5. Antigua and Barbuda -- $29.89
  6. Croatia -- $29.89
  7. Saint Kitts and Nevis -- $29.68
  8. Cook Islands -- $29.03
  9. Saudi Arabia -- $28.82
  10. Venezuela -- $28.60
  11. Barbados -- $27.53
  12. Hungary -- $27.31
  13. Anguilla -- $26.24

25 Per day Budget
LESS THAN 750 DOLLARS PER MONTH

  1. Poland -- $23.87
  2. Latvia -- $23.66
  3. Lithuania -- $21.94
  4. Libya -- $20.86
  5. Chile -- $19.78
  6. Uruguay -- $19.78
  7. Mexico -- $19.57
  8. Northern Mariana Islands -- $19.57
  9. Russia -- $18.92
  10. World  -- $18.49
  11. Lebanon -- $17.63
  12. Malaysia -- $17.63
  13. Palau -- $16.99
  14. Turkey -- $16.99

15 Dollars per Day Budget
LESS THAN 500 DOLLARS PER MONTH

  1. Grenada -- $16.34
  2. Seychelles -- $16.34
  3. Brazil -- $16.13
  4. Argentina -- $16.13
  5. Panama -- $16.13
  6. American Samoa -- $15.91
  7. Gabon -- $15.70
  8. Romania -- $15.70
  9. Mauritius -- $15.48
  10. Costa Rica -- $15.05
  11. Kazakhstan -- $15.05
  12. Montenegro -- $14.41
  13. Suriname -- $14.19
  14. Bulgaria -- $13.55
  15. Saint Lucia -- $13.55
  16. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -- $12.90
  17. Serbia -- $12.47
  18. South Africa -- $12.26
  19. Angola -- $11.83
  20. Botswana -- $11.83
  21. Colombia -- $11.40
  22. Azerbaijan -- $11.18
  23. Dominica -- $11.18
  24. Iran -- $10.97
  25. Cuba -- $10.54
  26. Belarus -- $10.32
  27. Dominican Republic -- $10.11
  28. Niue -- $10.11
  29. Belize -- $9.89
  30. Peru -- $9.46
  31. Macedonia $9.25
  32. Namibia -- $9.25
  33. Jamaica -- $9.25
  34. Cape Verde -- $8.82
  35. Thailand -- $8.82
  36. Algeria -- $8.60
  37. Ecuador -- $8.39
  38. Tunisia -- $8.17
  39. Bosnia and Herzegovina -- $7.96
  40. China $7.74
  41. Jordan -- $7.74
  42. Maldives -- $7.31
  43. Turkmenistan -- $7.10
  44. Albania -- $7.10
  45. Fiji -- $7.10
  46. El Salvador -- $6.67
  47. Armenia -- $6.45
  48. Morocco -- $6.24
  49. Guatemala -- $6.02
  50. Marshall Islands -- $5.59
  51. Samoa -- $5.59
  52. Ukraine -- $5.59
  53. Vanuatu -- $5.59
  54. Syria -- $5.38
  55. Iraq -- $5.38
  56. Egypt -- $5.16
  57. Georgia -- $5.16
  58. Bhutan -- $4.73
  59. Congo -- $4.73
  60. Micronesia $4.73
  61. Swaziland -- $4.73
  62. Indonesia -- $4.73
  63. Tonga -- $4.73
  64. Paraguay -- $4.30
  65. Sri Lanka -- $4.30
  66. Honduras -- $4.09
  67. Bolivia -- $3.87
  68. Kosovo -- $3.87
  69. West Bank and Gaza -- $3.66
  70. Guyana -- $3.44
  71. Philippines -- $3.44
  72. Djibouti -- $3.23
  73. Tuvalu -- $3.23
  74. Mongolia -- $3.01
  75. Papua New Guinea -- $3.01
  76. Sudan -- $2.80
  77. Cameroon -- $2.58
  78. Korea North $2.58
  79. Moldova -- $2.58
  80. Yemen -- $2.58
  81. Côte d'Ivoire -- $2.37
  82. Nicaragua -- $2.37
  83. Nigeria -- $2.37
  84. Solomon Islands -- $2.37
  85. Uzbekistan -- $2.37
  86. Kiribati -- $2.15
  87. Mauritania -- $2.15
  88. Pakistan -- $2.15
  89. Vietnam -- $2.15
  90. Zambia -- $2.15
  91. India -- $1.94
  92. Kyrgyzstan -- $1.94
  93. São Tomé and Príncipe -- $1.94
  94. Senegal -- $1.94
  95. Cambodia -- $1.72
  96. Haiti -- $1.72
  97. Kenya -- $1.72
  98. Laos -- $1.72
  99. Lesotho -- $1.72
  100. Benin -- $1.51
  101. Chad -- $1.51
  102. Comoros -- $1.51
  103. Mali -- $1.51
  104. Bangladesh -- $1.29
  105. Burma -- $1.29
  106. Ghana -- $1.29
  107. Tajikistan -- $1.29
  108. Afghanistan -- $1.08
  109. Burkina Faso -- $1.08
  110. Rwanda -- $1.08
  111. Tanzania -- $1.08
  112. Timor-Leste -- $1.08
  113. Togo -- $1.08
  114. Uganda -- $1.08
  115. Mozambique -- $1.08
  116. Central African Republic -- $0.86
  117. Ethiopia -- $0.86
  118. Gambia The $0.86
  119. Guinea -- $0.86
  120. Madagascar -- $0.86
  121. Nepal -- $0.86
  122. Sierra Leone -- $0.86
  123. Niger -- $0.86
  124. Eritrea -- $0.65
  125. Guinea-Bissau -- $0.65
  126. Liberia -- $0.65
  127. Malawi -- $0.65
  128. Somalia -- $0.65
  129. Congo Democratic Republic of $0.43
  130. Burundi -- $0.43

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