15 Budget Friendly Destinations for Broke-Ass Travellers
I did some calculations the other day and it turns out I'm spending around $55, if not more, per day in my day-to-day life. That's a lot of money. Money that I could be using to travel!
I mean, I've opted for more expensive rent for a house I absolutely love. Mainly because I live and work at home, so I'm there pretty much 90% of the time. But this realisation got me thinking, my cost of living at home could easily and sustainably take me around the world.
But alas, I'm a home body. I crave the comfort and contentment that home brings. And I know plenty of people who just couldn't live a life on the road – with too many responsibilities, a family, close friends and a career to look after.
So, for those who do have budgeting commitments at home, I bet you want to travel cheaply. Well, I've done a bunch of research for you and found 15 cheap travel destinations for under $30/day.
A few things to take note before you get into the budgeting goodness:
+ These prices don't allow for you to live like a king (if only!). They include a bed in a shared dorm, eating street food, limited public transport and sightseeing, and doesn't include alcohol.
+ Prices are in Australian dollars. If you need to convert it, head over here.
+ The 'extras' section is budgeting for public transport and entry fees. Again, these are limited. Budgeting means using those glorious feet of yours and opting for the less touristy sights.
Now, let's get into it!
Hungary – $29/day
PERU – $25/DAY
Russia – $25/day
Ecuador – $23/day
MYANMAR – $22/DAY
MONGOLIA – $22/DAY
CHINA – $21/DAY
MOROCCO – $20/DAY
PHILIPPINES – $20/DAY
SRI LANKA – $20/DAY
NEPAL – $19/DAY
Note, a trekking guide costs around $23/day
INDIA – $18/DAY
COLOMBIA – $16/DAY
Laos – $16/day
VIETNAM – $13/DAY
I'd like to make note that most of these images I've sourced from Unsplash and are all royalty free. So a massive thanks to those talented bunch of photographers who share their beautiful work with the interwebs. You guys rock!
Do you have any budget-friendly countries that haven't made the list? Share them in the comments below.