How Long Can You Travel for $100?

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The price of a soda in Rome covers the cost of a full meal in Bangkok, and one night in New York costs the same as seven nights in Kuala Lumpur. averaged the prices for 42 of the world’s most visited cities and counted how many days of stay is $100 worth.

Shoestring Budget Travel Guide

Shoestring Budget Travel Guide

Traveling on a shoestring budget is for many people a necessity, but how is it possible to know how long it will last, and where it will last the longest?, a personalized online trip planner, have been measuring and have ranked the costs of travel in 42 of the world's most popular destinations in a simple chart.

Based on a $100 budget the research revealed a difference between the most expensive and the cheapest of almost nine days travel time. The three most expensive cities being Reykjavik, Oslo and Venice, and the cheapest being Goa, Hanoi and Marrakech.

In Sydney, Australia, for example, the travel budget will be spent before the end of the day, while in Marrakech, Morocco, it is possible to travel for almost 5 days. The most generous destination is Goa, India, with almost 10 days travel for $100.

If visiting Oslo, Norway, the cost of a single meal is the equivalent of three days dining in Goa, India. And one entry to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, will cover the cost of 13 people’s entry to the Bali Botanical Gardens.

To be able to compare such a wide range of places, researched prices of the most common needs of a traveler and took the average to find the daily travel costs. The results are based on one night in a hostel, three meals a day (two fast food meals and one cheap restaurant), a day pass on public transport (or five single journeys when not available) and the cost of entry to the most popular tourist attraction in the city.

Although it can look discouraging if planning a trip to Europe, and utterly depressing to go to Scandinavia, it’s useful to know how long a budget stretches when on the road.

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