Initially, I predicted that my 380 Days Around the World Spending Breakdown would be much lower. After tabulating everything, I was surprised to see that I spent more than I wanted for this big around the world trip!

One of the main reasons why the 380 Days Around the World Spending Breakdown is much higher than I anticipated is because I really pushed the envelope in terms of how many countries I visited. In total, I visited over 70 countries. Had I traveled more conservatively and only visited say…24 countries (2 countries per month), the figures would be a lot lower.

One rule of thumb when travelling is that the longer you stay in one place, the more money you will save. This is because you will get accustomed to local prices and you won’t have to take as much taxis, flights, trains or long bus rides.

Pre-trip expenses

  • Gears – $425.58 CAD
  • Electronics – $2,753.60 CAD
  • Security – $127.99 CAD
  • Washing, bathing, hygiene – $98.32 CAD
  • Vaccinations, medications and one year supply of contact lenses – $542.31 CAD
  • Clothes – $181.42 CAD
  • International driving permit – $39
  • Phone plan – $25
  • Travel Insurance – $816.90 CAD
  • Credit card annual fees – $1264 CAD

Total pre-trip cost: $5,457.22 CAD

I put the 380 days around the world spending breakdown pre-trip expenses separate. Because, if you already have your bags, vaccinations, electronics, and other gears, you won’t need to buy them again in the future. This makes your consequent trips much cheaper as a result.

In terms of my own pre-trip spending, one of the big reason I spent quite a bit of money is from electronics. I purchased a Macbook Air to use as my laptop while travelling. Also, I purchased a Canon G7X camera and I also had a GoPro Hero4. No regrets in terms of these spendings, I used both cameras and laptop quite which justifies the purchase.

380 Days Around the World Spending Breakdown

Middle East (Israel, Jordan + Palestine)

Total days spent in the Middle East: 9 days

Total money spent in the Middle East: $978.53 CAD

Average money spent on a daily basis in the Middle East: $108.73 CAD

Key expenses:

  • Food – $62.33 CAD
  • Accommodations – $190 CAD
  • Flights – $73.53 CAD
  • Intercity trains, buses, and ferries – $13 CAD
  • Touristy related expenses (tours, tips, tickets, etc) – $174 CAD
  • Taxis and Uber – $325.66 CAD
  • VISAS and Tourist Permits/Fees – $140 CAD
  • Points and miles spent – 40,000 Aeroplan Miles

I heard Jordan is an expensive travel destination, I didn’t realize Israel would be as well! Unfortunately, the middle east is not the most budget friendly place to visit.

 

380 Days Around the World Spending Breakdown

 

Africa (Egypt, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia)

Total days spent in Africa: 33 days

Total money spent in Africa: $3,793.01 CAD

Average money spent on a daily basis in Africa: $114.94 CAD

Key expenses:

  • Food – $271.26 CAD
  • Accommodations – $432 CAD
  • Flights – $493.41 CAD
  • Intercity trains, buses, and ferries – $171.17 CAD
  • Taxis and Uber – $43.94 CAD
  • Touristy related expenses (tours, tips, tickets, car rental) – $1,909.58 CAD
  • VISAS and Tourist Permits/Fees – $131.40 CAD
  • Points and miles spent – 9,000 Starpoints, 80,000 Aeroplan Miles, 6,000 Marriott Hotel Points

Hands down the most expensive continent I visited was Africa. Looking at my spending stats, it’s because of touristy related expenses such as car rentals and joining safari tours. If you lived in these regions, things wouldn’t be that expensive; but, you’ll miss out on seeing the beauty of each respective African countries.

 

380 Days Around the World Spending Breakdown

 

Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia)

Total days spent in Oceania: 18 days

Total money spent in Oceania: $1,251.13 CAD

Average money spent on a daily basis in Oceania: $69.51 CAD

Key expenses:

  • Food – $245.95 CAD
  • Accommodations – $262.07 CAD
  • Flights – $433.66 CAD
  • Intercity trains, buses, and ferries – $35 CAD
  • Taxis and Uber – $53.15 CAD
  • Touristy related expenses (tours, tips, tickets, etc) – $173 CAD
  • VISAS and Tourist Permits/Fees – $20 CAD
  • Points and miles spent – 55,000 Aeroplan Miles, 24,500 Avios Miles

Oceania should have been more expensive. Australia is definitely not cheap. Eating out is definitely not a good idea with the cheapest meals costing at least $15 or more. I ended up cooking all my meals when I was in Australia. Then, in Papua New Guinea, I got lucky. I had a friend living in Port Moresby and I stayed over his family’s home and he showed me around; otherwise, visiting the country is super expensive.

Indonesia on the other hand is a fairly cheap travel destination. What will increase the price is scams that you encounter. But, once you get the hang of overcoming scams, then you will definitely save a decent amount of money.

 

380 Days Around the World Spending Breakdown

 

Asia (Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Vietnam, South Korea, China, Taiwan)

Total days spent in Asia: 128 days

Total money spent in Asia: $5,521.73 CAD

Average money spent on a daily basis in Asia: $43.14 CAD

Key expenses:

  • Food – $662.85 CAD
  • Accommodations – $1,529.31 CAD
  • Flights – $1,384.60 CAD
  • Intercity trains, buses, and ferries – $196.39 CAD
  • Taxis and Uber – $386.41 CAD
  • Touristy related expenses (tours, tips, tickets, etc) – $723.92 CAD
  • VISAS and Tourist Permits/Fees – $298.53 CAD
  • Points and miles spent – 16,000 Best Western Points, 24,000 Starpoints, 240,000 Aeroplan Miles, 31,500 Avios Miles

To no one’s surprise, Asia is the cheapest travel destination in this 380 days around the world spending breakdown. Of course, it helped that I stayed longer in countries like Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam where I was able to get a cheap place to stay for nearly a month.

 

380 Days Around the World Spending Breakdown

 

North America (Canada, USA)

Total days spent in North America: 4

Total money spent in North America: $432.76 CAD

Average money spent on a daily basis in North America: $108.19 CAD

Key expenses:

  • Food – $45.74 CAD
  • Accommodations – $0 CAD
  • Flights – $371.74 CAD
  • Intercity trains, buses, and ferries – $0 CAD
  • Taxis and Uber – $0 CAD
  • Touristy related expenses (tours, tips, tickets, etc) – $0 CAD
  • VISAS and Tourist Permits/Fees – $0 CAD
  • Points and miles spent – 70,000 Alaska Miles, 30,000 Starpoints

I didn’t stay long in North America during my one year trip. Mainly, I connected through this continent on my way from Asia to South America.

South America (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana)

Total days spent in South America: 85

Total money spent in South America: $6,448.48 CAD

Average money spent on a daily basis in South America: $75.86 CAD

Key expenses:

  • Food – $734.71 CAD
  • Accommodations – $662.18 CAD
  • Flights – $1,382.18 CAD
  • Intercity trains, buses, and ferries – $768.46 CAD
  • Taxis and Uber – $378.82 CAD
  • Touristy related expenses (tours, tips, tickets, etc) – $1,608.65 CAD
  • VISAS and Tourist Permits/Fees – $376.98 CAD
  • Points and miles spent – 45,000 Aeroplan Miles, 72,500 Avios Miles, 23,000 Starpoints, 15,000 Marriott Points

South America was expensive in this 380 days around the world spending breakdown. One of the big reason is all the flights I took that I didn’t really want to. Looking back, I don’t really regret taking all those extra flights because they allowed me to visit places like Argentina, and Venezuela. Moving forward, I think I would have planned my flights better because they would be cheaper with some patience and research.

The cost of doing touristy activities is also on the pricy side in South America; especially, the tour that I did in Venezuela to see Mount Roraima and Angel Falls. I decided to join the tour because I rather be safe than dead when travelling in this country that is currently in turmoil.

 

380 Days Around the World Spending Breakdown

 

Europe (Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Vatican City, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Spain, Andorra, Monaco, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, England, Scotland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)

Total days spent in Europe: 103 days

Total money spent in Europe: $5,855.85 CAD

Average money spent on a daily basis in Europe: $56.85 CAD

Key expenses:

  • Food – $781.66 CAD
  • Accommodations – $876.59 CAD
  • Flights – $924.37 CAD
  • Intercity trains, buses, and ferries – $879.96 CAD
  • Taxis and Uber – $47.74 CAD
  • Touristy related expenses (tours, tips, tickets, etc) – $90.11 CAD
  • VISAS and Tourist Permits/Fees – $1.06 CAD
  • Points and miles spent – 120,000 Aeroplan Miles, 27,000 Starpoints, 15,000 Marriott Points, 4,500 Avios Miles, 44,000 Best Western Points, 30,000 Alaska Miles
  • Eurail Pass – $1,608 CAD

 

380 Days Around the World Spending Breakdown

 

One of the biggest reason that my 380 days around the world spending breakdown in Europe turned out a lot better than originally anticipated was because I did a lot of volunteer work and stayed at many of my European friend’s homes. My goal while travelling in Europe was to see as many countries as possible and I was quite happy with the result. I will definitely return one day to visit the last few European countries which are: Ireland, Malta, Cyprus, Romania, Moldova, Russia, and Turkey.

380 Days around the world spending breakdown conclusion

Total 1 year and 15 days (380 days) around the world spending: $22,673.49 CAD

Average spending per day: $59.67 CAD

Total 1 year and 15 days around the world spending with pre-trip expenses: $29,738.71 CAD

I was shocked to see that I spent the most money on average in Africa. Honestly, I thought Africa wasn’t too expensive as a travel destination, but I believe some of the events that happened, such as the car crash, drove up the cost of travels.

Asia wasn’t a surprise as the cheapest destination. The continent hands down has great accommodation and food prices. As a matter of fact, many times, it’s cheaper to buy food than to cook it yourself.

I think one of the most interesting data that came out of this was the average per day cost of travelling for one year. According to my one year travel spending, the average cost per day for travelling around the world for one year is $59.67…which you can round to $60 per day. That means if you want to budget to travel around the world for one year, simply take $60 and multiply it by 365 and you’ll get $21,900 CAD. 

Up next, you’ll see the blog post of my complete 380 days around the world travel stats!

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