Originally after telling friends and family about our upcoming dream to travel and see the world they of course were taken aback and had many questions for us. There were several of them after minutes of questioning who eventually leaned in closer and in a whispered voice asked “What does a trip like that cost?”.
We hadn’t traveled extensively before this RTW adventure, but after reading hundreds of other blogs and stories out there we found some meager travelers were able to stay in 3rd world countries for as little as $20 a person per day. Where we love a good bargain we knew we couldn’t dip that low to the point of just living on a bag rice from the grocery stores and sleeping on floors. We did however see a reoccurring budget for many around $50 a person per day or $100 per couple. In this $100 it includes everything; hotel, food, transportation, and entertainment. So we had our goal in sights…
$100 a day X 365 days = $36,500 a year
To see how close we have come to hitting our goals, below is a table we will continue to update that shows our average daily cost per country or for the full details you can download the spreadsheet.
|Country||Average Daily Cost|
|Trip Length||288.5 Days|
* Unweighted not counting country to country flight costs or pre-Mexico vacation resort
Total #1 = Complete trip total without Flights & Mexico Resort
Total #2 = Complete trip total