My Complete Philippines, Laos, and Cambodia Spending Breakdown

In this blog post, you will see my complete Philippines, Laos, and Cambodia spending breakdown.

Travelling to Philippines for me wasn’t expensive because I stayed with my relatives. I really saved money on transportation and accommodation as a result. Because I went during Christmas and New Year, I also received a lot of “red envelopes” which Chinese people get from their older relatives during special occasions. I ended up getting $1000 USD from all my relatives combined which will help keep me going in this one year around the world trip.

Cambodia Spending


31 Days Philippines spending breakdown

  • Flight from Sydney, Australia to Manila, Philippines – $87.60 CAD
  • Starbucks – $8 (280 Philippine Pesos)
  • Donations – $2.88 (100 Philippine Pesos)
  • Clothes – $73.14 (2,560 Philippine Pesos)
  • Christmas gifts to relatives – $51.37 (1,798 Philippine Pesos)
  • Food – $1.14 (40 Pesos)

Total money spent: $224.13 CAD (7,844.55 Philippine Pesos)

Average spending per day in the Philippines: $7.23 CAD (253.05 Philippine Pesos)

Aeroplan Miles redeemed: 35,000 Miles for the one way flight from Sydney to Manila

3 Days in Laos spending breakdown

  • Flight from Manila, Philippines to Vientiane, Laos – $123.1 CAD
  • VISA on arrival – $55.44 CAD ($42 USD)
  • Taxi – $11.16 CAD (67,000 Kip)
  • Bottled Water – $2 CAD (12,000 Kip)
  • Food – $17.50 CAD (105,000 Kip)
  • Shampoo – $1.33 CAD (8,000 Kip)
  • Laos National Museum (with camera access) – $3.33 CAD (20,000 Kip)
  • Tuk Tuk tour – $13.33 CAD (80,000 Kip)
  • Bicycle rental – $1.67 CAD (10,000 Kip)
  • 2 Nights in Backpackers Garden Hostel private room – $32.21 CAD ($24.22 USD)

Total money spent: $261.07 CAD (1,566,420 Kip)

Total money spent without flight: $137.97 CAD (827,820 Kip)

Average spending per day in Laos: $87.02 CAD (522,140 Kip)

Average spending per day in Laos without flight: $45.99 CAD (275,940 Kip)

Aeroplan Miles redeemed: 20,000 Aeroplan Miles


Cambodia Spending


Laos was an expensive country to visit. You can find that out if you read any blog articles online. I didn’t stay too long and would probably return one day in the very distant future. I do want to see the Plain of Jars.

5 Days in Cambodia Spending Breakdown

  • Flight from Vientiane, Laos to Phnom Penh, Cambodia – $21.20 CAD ($15.94 USD)
  • 2 Nights in Tama Hotel – $51.37 CAD ($38.62 USD)
  • Taxi – $15.96 CAD ($12 USD)
  • Bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap – $17.29 CAD ($13 USD)
  • Cambodia E-VISA – $49.21 CAD ($37 USD)
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – $7.98 CAD ($6 USD)
  • Motorcycle Taxi $1.33 CAD ($1 USD)
  • Food – $49.04 CAD ($36.88 USD)
  • Water – $0.50 CAD ($0.38 USD)
  • Tuk Tuk – $10.31 CAD ($7.75 USD)
  • Presidential Palace – $13.33 CAD ($10 USD)
  • Tuk Tuk tour of Angkor Wat including tip: $19.79 CAD ($14.88 USD)
  • Angkor Wat ticket – $26.60 CAD ($20 USD)
  • Bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok – $38.57 CAD ($29 USD)

Total money spent: $322.48 CAD ($242.47 USD)

Total money spent without flight: $301.28 CAD ($226.57 USD)

Average spending per day in Cambodia: $64.50 CAD ($48.49 USD)

Average spending per day in Cambodia without flight: $60.27 CAD ($45.31 USD)

Aeroplan Miles redeemed: 20,000 Aeroplan Miles

Starwood Points redeemed: 8,000 Starpoints – 2 free night stay at Le Meridien Angkor Wat


Cambodia Spending


Overall, I think my Cambodian spending is a little bit on the high side. This is probably because Cambodia was more expensive than I thought. Of course, I could have stayed somewhere cheaper in Phnom Penh and I could have eaten at cheaper places.


Cambodia Spending


I also noticed many Cambodian businessmen approached me if I was interested in doing business with them. This is probably because Cambodia is currently an emerging market that is experiencing high growth.


Cambodia Spending


I enjoyed my time visiting all three countries and look forward to returning to both the Philippines and Cambodia one day. Hopefully, you found my Philippines, Laos, and Cambodia spending breakdown to be helpful with your future travel planning.

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