How Much Does it Cost to Travel The Philippines? Here’s the answer.
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On this episode, I look at what a travel budget for The Philippines might look like. Honestly, I had no idea what the prices would look like here before I came. As you might know if you’ve been following the channel, I didn’t do any research before leaving on my trip to the Philippines. So, I didn’t know how much it would cost. I made assumptions that it would be similar to places like Malaysia, and I think I was pretty correct in that.
So, how much does it cost to travel the Philippines? Less than I would have expected. Are the Philippines expensive to travel? No. Not at all.
Let me break down my costs and budget for you a bit.
For a month of travel in the Philippines, I have $1500. This is leftover money from last month when I got lucky playing in the US. That means, I could have a budget for travel in the Philippines of about $45 a day.
Looking at what I’ve been spending so far on the trip, I’d say that’s going to be really easy to do.
For example, yesterday I spent $20 on a hotel room, $13 on food, and another $5 on guides and entrance fees. Today, I spent $18 on a hotel room, $10 on food, and $3 on transport. So, my budget over the past couple days here in The Philippines is about $35 a day. Of course, I expect that budget to go up as I head to more expensive places like Palawan. I also expect that to go up as I do some activities that will cost some money. Maybe like a diving trip.
Of course, the cost of travel to the Philippines is also going to depend a lot on how you travel. Personally, I’m on a mid range budget. So, I’m staying in private hotel rooms, taking public transport, and eating at restaurants. If you wanted to travel the Philippines really cheap, you could do that too. I think if you were to stay in dorms, eat street food, and take the cheapest transport possible, you could likely travel the Philippines on less than $30 a day. Of course, if you want to be staying at fancy eco-lodges and resorts here, your budget could obviously be extremely high. There’s no fixed price to travel here, or anywhere for that matter.
So, those are my answers for now. I will try to keep you guys updated on the cost of travel in the Philippines as I know that interests a lot of you. I will also keep you up to date with my money situation. Let’s see if I can stick to my budget of traveling the Philippines for less than $1500 in a month.
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