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Slow travel budget examples

Last Updated on March 20, 2023 by Ellen

So what does it cost for a slow traveler on a budget to live for a month in Kotor or Lisbon, Bangkok or Penang? Rishikesh or Tulum? You will find the Earth Vagabonds slow travel budget examples from around the world listed below on this page.

We shoot for $2,000 a month for two people. Europe costs more, of course, but we might even that out with a stay in Southeast Asia, for example, where the cost of living is significantly lower.

During the pandemic, when we were ‘stuck’ in the Philippines, we gave away our unused travel money to Filipino and indigenous friends trying to survive without tourists. So, the ‘charity’ categories in those months are way higher than normal. Still, we have a charity category because we are global citizens, grateful to have a budget for world travel in early retirement.

Budgets are relative — yours may be higher or lower. But these expenditure examples give you a clear idea of what you can spend as a budget slow traveler in various cities around the world.

The most recent months in Southeast Asia are at the top of this ever-growing list. Keep scrolling down from Europe and Latin America.

Last note: we don’t play around with fudging dates. Every post is clearly marked when it was posted. We don’t pretend everything was written this year, like some other travel bloggers.

Earth Vagabonds slow travel budget examples

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If you want to know more about the budget slow travel lifestyle, we recommend you head over to the About Us page, and also the Q+A with readers page.

And if you are serious about this lifestyle, read about how we plan a slow travel itinerary.

Theo jumps from a cliff into sea, happy about early retirement and slow travel.