5 Cheapest Countries to visit in Asia

7, Jan 2021 | nepaltraveller.com

Want to travel abroad on a budget? Here is the list of some cheapest countries to visit in Asia including the daily budget of each country.



Cambodia is the perfect place to start your trip in Asia due to its central geographical position. The country is most known for its famous Angkor temples but it actually much more to offer.
From taking bike ride fields to chilling and relaxing in the beaches of the cheap islands, it is indubitably cheaper than its neighbor Thailand, everything here is at a very low price. You can find superb hotels and guest houses at just $3 a night. Make sure to try the local food like ‘Amok’ a fish cooked in banana leaves with coconut cream. The daily budget to be spent in Cambodia can be estimated at between $10 to $20.


Laos is often neglected due to the coastline, but it’s a huge mistake. This is a small authentic country that has a lot to offer.  Both authentic and welcoming, life in Laos is slightly more expensive than in Cambodia especially in touristy cities like Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Bus rides cost around $1 per hour and the classic fried rice that you can find almost everywhere costs roughly $2. Laos also offers an opportunity to do outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, zip-lining, hot air ballooning undeniably budget-friendly prices making it one of the cheapest places to travel in Asia. Laos’ daily budget is between $10-$20.


From forests, volcanoes, beaches to wildlife, Indonesia has so much to offer if you are willing to go off the borders. It is so versatile that it is difficult to establish a budget for the food accommodation as it differs from one region to another. As a rule of thumb, street food is the way to go to eat cheaply. Even though the daily budget differs from island to island in Indonesia, it is one of the cheapest countries in Asia to visit. Its daily budget can be estimated between $15-$25.

 Myanmar (Burma)

At first, it was inaccessible, but after the end of dictatorship in 2011, the country has been gradually opening up for tourists. Though the prices are rising from year to year as the government wants to make it a luxury destination, you can visit it while it’s still affordable. Myanmar’s daily budget can be said to be between $20 to $35.

The Philippines 

Even though visiting the country will cost you slightly more than the ones mentioned above, it is quite possible to keep a reasonable budget if you can avoid large cities. As usual, you can save a lot of money by spending it on street food instead of restaurants. The daily budget of The Philippines can be said to be around $25 to $35.


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