Leaving for SE Asia at the EOY – please tear apart and poke holes in my proposed monthly budget.

Little bit of background info: Early 30’s M who is taking the plunge and becoming a full time digital nomad at the EOY. I’m pretty frugal , not looking for a super western DM experience; as in I’m happy to have a meal on the roadside among the locals, rather than head to the nearest KFC.

I’ll be looking to spend 1+ month in each location using Airbnb.

Starting off in BKK, maybe Koh Lanta or Chiang Mai after, then off to Saigon.

I’ve read countless threads and done a fair amount of research, and this is what I’ve come up with, and I guess it’s not what’s technically classed as ‘shoestring’ but I’m looking to skim off some cost where I can so all feedback is super appreciated.

**Accommodation**: $500

**Food**: $275

**Meds**: $250

**Insurance:** $50

**Entertainment**: $250

**Transport**: $50

**Phone**: $25

**Water/Toiletries/Misc**: $50

**Visa/Onward Travel** : $150

**Total monthly cost:** $1600

So, how realistic is this budget? I’ve got wiggle room to adjust so please let me know if there’s anything I’ve missed.

Leaving for SE Asia at the EOY – please tear apart and poke holes in my proposed monthly budget.