The Best Travel Cheap To Paradise Locations in the World

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9Travel cheap to paradise while you build your online business, write your first novel, or retire early and enjoy this amazing world of ours.

Cost of Living in Paradise
Country Location Period Low Medium High
Thailand Chiang Mai Per Day $15.00 $24.00 $27.00
Vietnam Nha Trang Per Day $11.00 $27.00 $35.00
Malaysia Borneo Jungle Per Day $13.00 $27.00 $34.00
Sipadan Per Day $16.00 $41.00 $53.00
Penang Per Day $12.00 $28.00 $40.00
Perhentian Islands Per Day $22.00 $39.00 $43.00

Travel the world and live on less than $20 a day in some paradise locations.  Once you have the facts about the cost of living around the world, you may just be jumping on a jet and flying off to paradise.  You may also be quitting your job earlier than you thought and following your dreams because you don’t need as much as you though to travel the world.

Travel cheap to reduce the stress on your start-up business or life.  

You see, many new businesses fail just because they run out of money before the income matches the expenses.  Travel cheap to assure your new life will succeed.  Or if you are retiring, travel cheap to make sure you don’t run out of money before you run out of life.  Or if you are writing your first novel, travel cheap to make sure you get it published before you run out of money.  All of these strategies require you to reduce your overhead.    

People always ask me, how can you afford to travel so much?  I have a better question.  How can you afford to stay home?  You might be amazed how little it will cost you to live in some parts of the world. I have been traveling the world since 2007 and I’ll bet I spend less money living in some of the world’s most beautiful places than you spend living at home.  Travel cheap an you won’t need to wait to start living your dreams.  

I have visited 61 countries at the time of this writing.  I just started compiling the costs as I go, but I will populate this with more data as I move about the planet.  Click any of the below links to see pictures and more information about how to travel cheap in the respective destinations.  

12For each destination we estimate the cost of living there for a month for food, lodging and transportation for Low, Medium and High budget travelers.  A Low budget traveler is more likely to stay in a backpacker hostel, eat low priced food and ride public transportation.  A Medium budget traveler is likely to stay in Hotels but also service (furnished) apartments ( and a hostel from time to time.  A High budget traveler will spend more time in service apartments, spend more money on food, and use a taxi more than Medium and Low budget travelers.  At the bottom of this page there is a Monthly Multiplier Table that shows the multipliers we used to convert each type of daily expense such as food, lodging, and transportation into monthly numbers.  

Basically, a Low budget traveler will have a higher multiplier for low budget expenses and a High budget traveler will have a high multiplier for high budget expenses.

But first, here is the Monthly/Daily Cost of Paradise Table.  These are actual places that I have visited and represent my actual observations.  I will try to keep the daily/monthly costs updated so you will know where to travel cheap.  You can click any of the links below to read and see the pictures I took while visiting there along with an discussion of things to do in that destination and what things cost.  Finally, I just recently started posting expense observations.   Not all 61 countries are posted yet.  So here is a link to the travel blog of the 60 Countries I Visited before starting Vagabond Buddha in August 2016. 

Below is the Monthly Multiplier Table.  The Blog Link for each above paradise location will have the following table explaining the Low, Medium and High living expenses for each paradise location.  Just click any of the above links to see pictures of that location and the following expense table.  This Monthly Multiplier Expense Table is explained at the bottom of this page.  Monthly Multiplier Table:  The Medium level traveler is estimated to stay in an Airbnb (1 bedroom Apt) 14 nights per month (14x multiplier), a moderate hotel 12 nights per month (12x) and a hostel (4x) per month.  The Medium traveler is estimated to eat at high end restaurants 4 times per month (4x), to eat at neighborhood restaurants 44 times per month (44x) and a food cart 12 times per month (12x).  Thus, the Low, Medium and High living expense estimates per month are determined using the above multiplier table.  Notice that the table does not include excursions, entertainment or alcohol.  World Traveler versus Vacationer:  When you are of the vacation mind-set, and only get 10 days off per year for your vacation, you probably spend more money than this.  And you come home 10 pounds heavier with a $2,000 bill on your credit card for a 10 day vacation.  When you switch to a world traveler mind-set, you will learn how to travel cheaper than you would at home, meaning you won’t be spending money like a drunken sailor on vacation,  You can relax and just enjoy your new life on the road.  You have to moderate your food and drink and lifestyle so you will stay alive and within budget.   You will be seeing the world, but you can relax because you won’t be trying to do it all in 10 days.  Travel cheap and your choices will multiply before your eyes.  

Monthly Multiplier
Expense Cost Each Low Medium High
Airbnb (1 Bedroom Apt) $18.00 0 14 30
Moderate Hotel $17.00 0 12 0
Backpacker Hostel $9.00 30 4 0
High End Restaurant $9.00 1 4 8
Neighborhood Restaurant $3.00 30 44 48
Food Cart $2.00 30 12 4
Subway/Train/Metro $0.00 20 26 8
Bus $0.60 20 10 0
Taxi $3.00 6 10 20
Total Per Month $459.00 $720.00 $824.00
Total Per Day $15.30 $24.00 $27.47

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