Passplanet's Global Costs

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Costs expressed in US$

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The below table is a recapitulative table of the cost of various items in each country visited.  
Due to the inflation rates of some countries, those prices are obviously subject to change. 
Prices are also not constant in all the localities of a country (we usually kept the cheapest prices) and products are sometimes slightly different.  
The results are different from the area's cost tables as slightly less products were retained here to allow comparisons. 

 

    China HK Thai. Laos Myan. Camb. Malay. Sgpr Nepal Guat. Hond. Nicar. C.Ric. Pana.
Exchange Rate per US$ 
(time of visit)
8.25 7.8 38 7700 350 3800 3.76 1.72 76 7.65 15.3 13.3 326 1
Rmb HK$ Baht Kip Kyat Riel Ringgit S$ Rupiyaa Quetzal Lempira Coroba Colon US$
Water(1) liter 0.00 0.00 0.14 0.21 0.10 0.14 0.27 0.00 0.20 0.13 0.26 0.00 0.00 0.00
Coca cola can 0.30 0.38 0.32 0.45 0.34 0.53 0.32 0.58 0.53 0.39 0.65 0.53 0.67 0.50
Local beer 660ml 0.36 3.85 1.05 0.65 1.00 0.92 2.66 3.02 1.05 1.04 0.65 0.75 0.92 1.00
Ice cream Magnum 0.42 1.28 0.58 0.78 0.78(2) 0.79 0.77 1.22 0.78(2) 1.31 1.18 1.35 1.23 1.20
Cake/bread   0.24 0.26 0.26 0.19 0.21 0.13 0.27 0.58 0.20 0.33 0.33 0.23 0.46 0.25
Banana kg 0.61 0.64 0.26 0.06 0.11 0.26 0.40 0.87 0.39 0.13 0.13 0.15 0.15 0.20
Meat dish basic 1.21 3.21 0.53 0.91 0.43 0.39 0.80 1.74 0.80 1.31 1.63 1.50 2.45 1.35
Toilet paper roll 0.24 0.64 0.21 0.13 0.14 0.21 0.27 0.29 0.33 0.13 0.13 0.23 0.14 0.25
Soap Safeguard 0.61 0.64 0.39 0.52 0.46 0.39 0.43 0.70 0.25(5) 0.46 0.46 0.47 0.52 0.50
Wash.powder 1 dose 0.24 0.26 0.05 0.13 0.04 0.08 0.27 0.58 0.26 0.07 0.09 0.09 0.11 0.10
AA Battery x2 2.42 2.56 1.05 1.17 0.71 1.00 1.20 1.45 0.86 1.83 1.63 1.58 1.30 1.20
Film 200 x36 Kodak 3.03 3.21 3.16 3.25 2.50 2.50 3.19 2.91 1.45(5) 3.92 5.56 6.24 6.32 5.15
Development   2.67 3.85 4.11 3.25 3.27 3.45 4.79 6.10 2.90 7.84 7.19 16.99 12.12 13.00
Internet hour 0.36 0.00 0.53 2.60 2.60(2) 4.00 0.66 1.74 0.34(5) 1.31 1.63 1.50 0.92 1.50
Tel to Eur. 1mn 1.21 0.38 0.66 2.60 4.00 1.63 0.66 0.13 1.25 0.78 0.29 2.11 1.25 1.25
Stamp to Eur. 10gr 0.65 0.35 0.45 0.45 0.10 0.61 0.24 0.58 0.59 0.46 0.65 0.75 0.31 0.50
Average GH Sgl 7.27 15.38 2.37 2.16 3.86 3.42 3.72 11.63 3.29 2.61 3.92 4.51 5.00 6.00
                             
TOTAL COST US$ 21.87 36.88 16.11 19.50 20.67 20.45 20.90 34.15 15.47 24.04 26.40 38.97 33.86 33.95
COST INDICE 1.29 2.17 0.95 1.15 1.22 1.20 1.23 2.01 0.91 1.41 1.55 2.29 1.99 2.00
    7 13 2 3 5 4 6 12 1 8 9 14(3) 10(4) 11
    China HK Thai. Laos Myan. Camb. Malay. Sgpr Nepal Guat. Hond. Nicar. C.Ric. Pana.

(1) Water : free boiled water in China; free tap water in HK, Singapore, Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama
(2) Articles not available in Myanmar & Nepal so same cost as in Laos
(3) A few items are ridiculously expensive in Nicaragua but, except those, the cost is similar to Guatemala & Honduras
(4) Costa Rica is actually the most expensive country to visit, due to the high entrance fees to nearly all the attractions (National Parks)
(5) Film = Fujifilm / Soap = another international brand / Internet in Kathmandu, much more expensive outside / Researched by David Woollan

 

Basic Expenses per day ( in US$)

The below table provides an indication of the minimum cost per day for each country. 
As it excludes other common costs such as the transportations, the visits or the beers, it should be used with caution. 

 

  /day China HK Thai. Laos Myan. Camb. Malay. Nepal Sgpr Guat. Hond. Nicar. C.Ric. Pana.
Water 2 liters 0.00 0.00 0.28 0.41 0.20 0.28 0.53 0.20 0.00 0.26 0.52 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cake/bread 3 pieces 0.73 0.77 0.79 0.58 0.64 0.39 0.80 0.20 1.74 0.98 0.98 0.68 1.38 0.75
Banana 1 kg 0.61 0.64 0.26 0.06 0.11 0.26 0.40 0.39 0.87 0.13 0.13 0.15 0.15 0.20
Meat dish 2 dishes 2.42 6.41 1.05 1.82 0.86 0.79 1.60 0.80 3.49 2.61 3.27 3.01 4.91 2.70
Guesthouse 1 night 7.27 15.38 2.37 2.16 3.86 3.42 3.72 3.29 11.63 2.61 3.92 4.51 5.00 6.00
                             
COST US$ / DAY 11.03 23.21 4.75 5.03 5.67 5.15 7.05 4.88 17.73 6.60 8.82 8.35 11.44 9.65