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Finances

This page contains an overview of our EXPENSES BY COUNTRY. All overland travel and expenses are listed in the tables below. Visa and flight costs are listed at the bottom of the page and are not factored into our daily averages.

China (12/10/2006 to 20/12/2006)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (RMB, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (RMB, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)4 360, 652, 558, 42326%63, 9, 8, 7
Food & Drinks3 888, 582, 498, 37724%56, 8, 7, 5
Accommodation3 580, 536, 459, 34722%52, 8, 7, 5
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)2 445, 366, 313, 23715%35, 5, 5, 3
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)788, 118, 101, 765%11, 2, 1, 1
Internet478, 71, 61, 463%7, 1, 1, 1
City transport511, 76, 65, 503%7, 1, 1, 1
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)342, 51, 44, 332%5, 1, 1, 1
Total16 392, 2 452, 2 100, 1 591238, 36, 30, 23

Note: Currency conversion from Yuan on 31/12/2006, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 69 DAYS were spent in China.



Laos (12/10/2006 to 10/01/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (KIP, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (KIP, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)1 076 000, 125, 107, 8219%51 238, 6, 5, 4
Food & Drinks1 038 000, 120, 103, 7919%49 429, 6, 5, 4
Accommodation590 000, 69, 58, 4511%28 095, 3, 3, 2
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)2 053 000, 238, 203, 15737%97 762, 11, 10, 7
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)264 000, 31, 26, 205%12 571, 1, 1, 1
Internet450 000, 52, 45, 348%21 429, 2, 2, 2
City transport46000, 5, 5, 41%2 190, 0, 0, 0
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)30 000, 3, 3, 2less than 1%1 429, 0, 0, 0
Total5 547 000, 645, 549, 423264 143, 31, 26, 20

Note: Currency conversion from kip on /01/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 21 DAYS were spent in Laos.



Vietnam (10/01/2007 to 12/02/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (VND, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (VND, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)2 730 000, 200, 170, 12918%82 727, 6, 5, 4
Food & Drinks3 536 000, 260, 220, 16723%107 151, 8, 7, 5
Accommodation2 263 000, 146, 123, 10715%68 576, 4, 4, 3
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)3 477 000, 255, 216, 16422%105 363, 8, 7, 5
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)1 987 000, 145, 123, 9313%60 212, 4, 4, 3
Internet453 000, 33, 28, 213%13 727, 1, 1, 1
City transport591 000, 43, 37, 284%17 909, 1, 1, 1
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)367 000, 27, 23, 172%11 121, 1, 1, 1
Total15 404 000, 1 131, 960, 728466 787, 34, 29, 22

Note: Currency conversion from dong on 04/02/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 33 DAYS were spent in Vietnam.



Cambodia (12/02/2007 to 28/02/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (KHR, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (KHR, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)275 000, 81, 69, 5211%17 187, 5, 4, 3
Food & Drinks636 000, 188, 159, 12126%39 750, 12, 10, 8
Accommodation373 000, 110, 93, 7115%23 312, 7, 6, 4
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)751 500, 222, 188, 14330%46 937, 14, 12, 9
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)181 500, 54, 45, 3513%11 344, 3, 3, 2
Internet95 000, 28, 24, 184%5 938, 2, 2, 1
City transport150 000, 44, 38, 286%9 375, 3, 2, 2
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)18 000, 5, 5, 30%1 124, 0, 0, 0
Total2 480 000, 732, 622, 472466 787, 46, 39, 30

Note: Currency conversion from Dong on 08/03/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 16 DAYS were spent in Cambodia.



Thailand (only Bangkok) (28/02/2007 to 11/03/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (THB, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (THB, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)414, 14, 12, 93%38, 1, 1, 1
Food & Drinks3 474, 118, 105, 7827%316, 11, 10, 7
Accommodation2 200, 74, 66, 4917%200, 7, 6, 4
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)780, 26, 24, 186%71, 2, 2, 2
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)1 936, 66, 58, 4415%176, 6, 5, 4
Internet2 035, 69, 61, 4616%185, 6, 6, 4
City transport1 034, 35, 31, 238%94, 3, 3, 2
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)1 091, 37, 33, 248%99, 3, 3, 2
Total12 964, 446, 397, 2931 179, 41, 36, 27

Note: Currency conversion from Bahts on 24/04/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 11 DAYS were spent in Bangkok, Thailand.



Nepal (25/05/2007 to 8/06/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (NPR, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (NPR, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)3 280, 54, 50, 3814%234, 4, 4, 3
Food & Drinks8 012, 131, 123, 9333%572, 9, 9, 7
Accommodation2 250, 37, 35, 269%160, 3, 3, 2
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)2 369, 39, 36, 2710%169, 3, 3, 2
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)5 490, 90, 84, 6323%392, 6, 6, 5
Internet1 060, 17, 16, 124%75, 1, 1, 1
City transport421, 7, 6, 52%30, 1, 1, 1
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)1 284, 21, 20, 155%92, 2, 2, 1
Total24 175, 396, 372, 2791 726, 28, 27, 20

Note: Currency conversion from Nepali rupees on 15/06/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 14 DAYS.



India (11/03/2007 to 25/05/2007) and (25/05/2007 to 20/06/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (INR, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (INR, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)14 611, 382, 259, 26517%168, 4, 4, 3
Food & Drinks29 440, 769, 722, 53431%338, 9, 8, 6
Accommodation12 528, 327, 307, 22713%144, 4, 3, 2
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)10 019, 262, 246, 18211%115, 3, 3, 2
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)15 690, 410, 385, 28517%180, 5, 4, 3
Internet7 086, 185, 174, 1298%81, 2, 1, 1
City transport2 305, 60, 57, 422%26, 1, 1, 1
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)3 240, 85, 80, 593%37, 1, 1, 1
Total94 919, 2 480, 2 329, 1 7231 091, 28, 27, 20

Note: Currency conversion from Indian rupees on 15/06/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 87 DAYS. The amount spent also includes two one-way plane tickets from Leh to Delhi.



Pakistan (20/06/2007 to 11/07/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (PKR, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (PKR, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)8 620, 150, 143, 10327%410, 7, 7, 5
Food & Drinks9 135, 159, 151, 10928%435, 8, 7, 5
Accommodation5 330, 93, 88, 6417%254, 4, 4, 3
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)1 888, 25, 23, 174%90, 2, 1, 1
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)4 006, 70, 66, 4812%191, 3, 3, 1
Internet895, 16, 15, 113%43, 1, 1, 1
City transport1 200, 21, 20, 144%57, 1, 1, 1
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)1 090, 19, 18, 133%52, 1, 1, 1
Total32 166, 561, 532, 3851 532, 27, 25, 18

Note: Currency conversion from Pakistani rupees on 06/08/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 21 DAYS. The amount spent also includes 8$ (US) for the northern areas national park.



China (only Kashgar) (11/07/2007 to 18/07/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (RMB, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (RMB, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)875, 122, 116, 8441%125, 17, 17, 12
Food & Drinks337, 47, 44, 3216%48, 7, 7, 5
Accommodation420, 59, 56, 4020%60, 8, 8, 6
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)20, 3, 33, 21%3, 1, 1, 1
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)309, 43, 41, 3014%44, 6, 6, 4
Internet151, 21, 20, 147%22, 3, 3, 2
City transport8, 1, 1, 10%1, 0, 0, 0
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)26, 4, 3, 21%4, 1, 1, 0
Total2 145, 299, 284, 205306, 43, 41, 29

Note: Currency conversion from Yuan on 06/08/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 7 DAYS. The amount spent also includes 80$ (US) for the taxi up to the top of Torugart pass.



Kyrgyzstan (18/07/2007 to 13/08/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (KGS, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (KGS, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)9 185, 258, 243, 18029%353, 10, 9, 7
Food & Drinks8 587, 241, 228, 16827%330, 9, 9, 6
Accommodation7 505, 211, 199, 14724%289, 8, 8, 6
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)570, 16, 15, 112%22, 1, 1, 1
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)2 598, 73, 69, 518%100, 3, 3, 2
Internet1 881, 53, 50, 376%72, 2, 2, 1
City transport477, 13, 13, 91%18, 1, 1, 1
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)1 060, 30, 28, 213%41, 1, 1, 1
Total31 863, 895, 844, 6251226, 34, 32, 24

Note: Currency conversion from Som on 06/08/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 26 DAYS. The amount spent also includes 60$ (US) for the taxi down from the top of Torugart pass.



Tajikistan (13/08/2007 to 4/09/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (TJS, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (TJS, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)1 611, 466, 468, 32949%73, 21, 21, 15
Food & Drinks559, 162, 162, 11417%25, 7, 7, 5
Accommodation827, 239, 239, 16925%38, 11, 11, 8
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)56, 16, 16, 111%3, 1, 1, 1
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)113, 33, 33, 233%5, 1, 1, 1
Internet117, 34, 34, 244%5, 1, 1, 1
City transport32, 9, 9, 71%1, 0, 0, 0
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)6, 2, 2, 10%1, 0, 0, 0
Total3 321, 960, 963, 677151, 44, 44, 31

Note: Currency conversion from Somoni on 29/09/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 22 DAYS.



Uzbekistan (4/09/2007 to 22/09/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (UZS, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (UZS, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)169 000, 132, 133, 9321%9 400, 7, 7, 5
Food & Drinks193 000, 151, 152, 10725%11 000, 8, 8, 6
Accommodation205 000, 161, 162, 11326%11 000, 9, 9, 6
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)91 000, 71, 72, 5012%2 000, 1, 1, 1
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)26 000, 20, 20, 143%2 000, 1, 1, 1
Internet32 000, 25, 25, 184%2 000, 1, 1, 1
City transport50 000, 39, 40, 286%3 000, 2, 2, 2
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)22 000, 17, 17, 123%1 000, 1, 1, 1
Total788 000, 617, 619, 43644 000, 34, 34, 24

Note: Currency conversion from Som on 29/09/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 18 DAYS.



China (4/09/2007 to 3/12/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (RMB, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (RMB, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)7 951, 1 089, 1 077, 74836%110, 15, 15, 10
Food & Drinks4 054, 555, 549, 38118%56, 8, 8, 5
Accommodation3 425, 470, 465, 32315%48, 7, 7, 4
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)2 961, 405, 401, 27913%41, 6, 6, 4
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)2 348, 322, 318, 22111%33, 4, 4, 3
Internet845, 116, 114, 804%12, 2, 2, 1
City transport542, 74, 74, 512%8, 1, 1, 1
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)248, 34, 34, 231%3, 0, 0, 0
Total22 384, 3 064, 3 032, 2 106311, 43, 42, 29

Note: Currency conversion from RMB on 18/12/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 72 DAYS. We traveled all the way from Urumqi to Hong Kong and did some loops, hence a huge transport cost. Also Emilie's father was with us for a month so cost are not representative of our usual budget.



Macau and Hong Kong (3/12/2007 to 10/12/2007)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (HKD, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (HKD, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)280, 36, 36, 2510%35, 5, 5, 3
Food & Drinks967, 125, 124, 8634%121, 16, 15, 11
Accommodation760, 98, 97, 6827%95, 12, 12, 9
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)66, 9, 9, 62%8, 1, 1, 1
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)551, 71, 71, 4920%69, 9, 9, 6
Internet45, 6, 6, 42%6, 1, 1, 1
City transport104, 13, 13, 94%13, 2, 2, 1
Supplies (clothes, toilet paper, laundry, soap, ...)42, 5, 5, 41%5, 1, 1, 1
Total2 815, 383, 360, 251351, 48, 45, 31

Note: Currency conversion from HKD on 18/12/2007, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 8 DAYS.



Bolivia (31/07/2008 to 20/08/2008)
CategoryTotal Amount Spent (BOB, CAD, US, EUR)% of Money SpentAverage Per Day (BOB, CAD, US, EUR)
Transportation (long distance)590, 104, 84, 629%28, 5, 4, 3
Food & Drinks1 517, 268, 216, 15924%72, 13, 10, 8
Accommodation1 293, 229, 184, 13620%62, 11, 9, 6
Tourist activities (admission, guides, tours, ...)1 740, 308, 248, 18327%83, 15, 12, 9
Other (souvenirs, mail, ...)1 152, 204, 164, 12118%55, 10, 8, 6
City transport115, 20, 16, 122%5, 1, 1, 1
Total6 407, 1 133, 913, 672305, 54, 43, 32

Note: Currency conversion from BOB on 21/03/2009, the amount spent is for two travellers, for a total of 21 DAYS.



Other Expenses
August 2006:
Plane tickets (Toronto - Shanghai, one-way): 830$ each
September 2006
Chinese visa (3-month): 50$ each
Vietnamese visa (3-month, multiple entry): 192$ each
December 2006
Lao visa (1-month): 390 Yuan (RMB) each (obtained in Kunming/Yuannan/China) note: cheaper for all other nationalities
January 2007
Cambodian visa (1-month): 380 000 Dong (VND) each (obtained in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)/Vietnam)
March 2007
Indian visa (6-month): 2100 Baht (THB) each (obtained in Bangkok/Thailand) note: same for 1 month up to 6 months
Flight from Bangkok to Kolkota: 6575 Baht (THB) each (by Jet Airways India)
May 2007
Pakistan visa (1-month): 78$ (USD) each (obtained in Kathmandu/Nepal) note: also needed a letter of introduction from the Canadian consulate which cost 50$ (CDN)
China visa (2-month, 2-entry): 52$ (USD) each (obtained in Kathmandu/Nepal)
June 2007
Tajikistan visa (1-month): 78$ (USD) each (obtained in Delhi/India) note: included a GBAO permit for the Pamir region
Kyrgyzstan visa (1-month): 1660 rupees (INR) each (obtained in Delhi/India)
July 2007
Uzbekistan visa (1-month): 72$ (USD) each (obtained in Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan) note: plus 35$ each for a letter of invitation (LOI) through Stantours
Kazakhstan visa (1-month): 35$ (USD) each (obtained in Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan)
September 2007
Flight from Tashkent to Urumqi: 208$ (USD) each (by Uzbekistan Airways)
Flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver: 389$ (CAD) each (by Oasis Hong Kong)
Flight from Vancouver to Ottawa: 285$ (CAD) each (by Uzbekistan Air Canada)
August 2008
Flight from Montreal to La Paz and flight from Lima to Montreal: 1250$ (CAD) each (by US Airways)
Bus from La Paz to Lima: 55$ (US) each

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