Pulau Langkawi is a relative cheap place to visit as it is a duty-free island. A can of beer could cost as little as RM2 while a bottle of premium vodka would set you back about RM40. The cost of food depends a great deal on where you choose to eat. You could get a cheap breakfast of roti canai for RM2 or frequent high-end resorts for burgers and fries that could cost RM30. Motorcycles and cars are available for rent from as low as RM40 to RM70 a day. Tours and water sports are slightly more expensive with island hopping priced at RM30 for a half day, paragliding at RM80, and waterskis at RM60.
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi starts from as low as RM49. You could also get package deals of return flights and 2 nights stay in a nice hotel from RM259/pax.
The tourism boom in Bali has raised price tags around the island but Bali still remains a cheap place to visit. A meal at a warung (food stall) can cost as little as 10,000Rp (RM3) per meal. If are not renting a motorbike that costs from 50,000.00Rp (RM14) to 85,000Rp (RM23), you could flag down a metered taxi that starts with a flag fall of 6,000Rp (RM2). Most taxi trips cost about 20,000Rp (RM6) to 90,000Rp (RM24) if you are not leaving town. Alternatively, hire a driver for a full day of sightseeing from 450,000Rp (RM120) to 750,000Rp (RM200).
20 minutes away from Bali is Lombok, the quieter, less developed and equally affordable alternative. You might find Senggigi a tad bit more expensive but look around and you will find inexpensive places. You could easily get a meal for 50,000Rp (RM14) and large beers for 30,000Rp (RM8). For car rentals, expect to foot about 150,000Rp (RM40) to 175,000Rp (RM47) while the price range for hiring a driver is 350,000Rp (RM94) to 700,000Rp (RM188) for a day.
Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Lombok from as low as RM209. Alternatively, package deals for return flights and two nights stay in a nice hotel starts from RM579/pax.
Krabi is slightly more expensive than other areas in Thailand; however prices in general are much, much lower than in the West. So how much spending money to bring? This depends on how active you are planning on being: by far the greatest expense you will encounter here are the sightseeing tours and/ or daily transport rental (car, boat). Below we list some average prices in Thai Baht to help you plan your budget:
Phuket is Thailand's largest island and perhaps its most famous. It is a popular destination for many travellers as it has many high end resorts, beautiful beaches, bars, restaurants, and a variety of activities. Here are some sample expenses in Thai Baht which come from the budgets of actual travellers:
Ko Samui is an island of the eastern shore of Thailand in the Gulf of Thailand. It's a relatively large island and on of the most popular on the eastern side of the country. You can choose to either fly into Ko Samui or arrive by boat. The airport is about a twenty minute ride from Chaweng and costs about 120 baht for the ground transportation. Here are some sample expenses in Thai Baht which come from the budgets of actual travellers:
Compared to elsewhere in Asia such as Phuket or Goa or Bali, Boracay Island is more of a mid-range destination for costs. There are fast-food restaurants and many Filipino places where all the locals eat that are quite cheap, but once you sit down at a restaurant on or near the beach the price goes up. A budget meal could cost about RM10 while beers could cost from RM4 to RM9. Tuk tuk from ferry port to hotels range from RM3 to RM12. As for massages and boat trips, expect to fork out between RM18 to RM34.
Located midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and the largest city of Central Vietnam, Da Nang has grew to become a popular vacationing spot for those looking to explore the attractions of central Vietnam while soaking up the sun's rays on the city's beaches. Taxi rates are reasonable with the standard rate of a 28km ride to Hoi An at about 200,000 dong (RM31). Renting a motorbike to travel to Hoi An from Da Nang costs about 80,000 dong (RM12) -150,000 dong (RM23) per day from most hotel and rental companies here. Eating is cheap too. To reduce costs, try taking the bus or train.