How much money will I need to travel in India

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#1 Aug 8th, 2002, 01:19
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Hi Guys.

I'm heading to India for a while (First Time!) and I was wondering how much money I'll need. I know it depends on your lifestyle etc...but I was looking for a ballpark figure. My accommodation and travel expenses should be taken care of.

I've read many travelogues that have given me prices for food, clothing etc...but they are all pretty old and seem a bit outdated.

Do you guys think I can make it on $1000 Canadian for 2 months?
Food and entertainment...etc...



Please be blatently honest. Any input would really be appreciated...

Thanks in Advance.
Am.

P.S. I leave in 2 weeks
#2 Aug 8th, 2002, 01:55
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The two single biggest expenses you would have would be travel and accommodation so if those are "taken care of" then I would think $1000 CAN would be plenty for 2 months
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Doing the math (at the current exchange rate) that would equal a little over 500 rupees a day for everything.

If you stay out of big cities (like Mumbai, Bangalore, etc.) that should still be plenty.

I agree with tracyprier, travel and accommodation would be your two biggest expenses.

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If you stay out of big cities (like Mumbai, Bangalore, etc.) that should still be plenty.
I'm going to be in Bangalore for the two months.
Whats the price of an average meal out there?
Clothing...ect? more importantly...Beer?
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Well logically if you buy beer and food at the markets than the prices won't be bad and you should be just fine. Though even at the market beer will still run you about 65 rupees a liter (at least that was the price the last time I was there, probably slightly higher now).

The MG Road area is where you will find a hefty price tag on food and beer. Slightly below western prices.

Besides the MG Road area Bangalore is still easily affordable on that kind of budget, since you said accommodations would be paid for.

If you ate at normal resturants and shopped locally you will be fine.
If you can eat 500 rupees worth of food from a regular resturant, you should consider entering into the Nathans Hot Dog eating competition.

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250 rupees a day is more than enough...
if you try to life like common indians even not more than the half or less..
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yes can make it on $1000 Canadian for 2 months?
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I'm with you Haylo lol. Out of curiosity it would be nice to see how the lad got on with his travels lol.
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I was living on 1000-1200 a day and would have found 500 quite hard. But I love to eat a lot, I drink, I smoke, and was usually taking rooms for about 300. It can be done cheaper, but in a country I like India I was happy to have my comforts...
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hi there this is my first post.

i am planning a long trip to india in november.i have read many of the posts and there seems to be a lot of varying amounts of budget. i suppose everybody is diffrent and its a huge, diverse country.

i am planning on staying in india for around a year, i wish to buy a enfield and travel. mybe camp occasionally or staying in very cheap accomadation. i am not wanting to vist the big cities.
i have no set itinarry just to see what happens along the way.

my budget for the year will be 3800 euro's (254,000 inr) or 700 per day. is this possible? i enjoy a few beers, dont smoke and can 'slum it' quite easy. and am prepared to stay places for a few weeks a time.

what is the cost of petrol in india per litre now?
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chris-bulgaria, Welcome to IM.

You should be able to manage......

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Originally Posted by chris-bulgaria View Post my budget for the year will be 3800 euro's (254,000 inr) or 700 per day. is this possible? i enjoy a few beers, dont smoke and can 'slum it' quite easy. and am prepared to stay places for a few weeks a time.
Petrol currently costs Rs. 44.62/L

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Originally Posted by chris-bulgaria am planning on staying in india for around a year,
Regardless of what length visa you are eligible for, you will also need to budget enough money for a side-trip outside India so you can re-enter the country after the initial 180 day max.

Based on what you said, you should be able to manage on Rs 700 a day esp because travel between cities can eat up a lot of one's budget (though unreserved trains are really cheap), and doesn't sounds like you're going to be doing as much of that as some of us. Also, smaller cities have cheaper hotel options as well as food so it's doable.
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thanks for the replies. yes i had taken into account the 6 mths visa stay and thought about a trip into nepal for a week or so.

what is the price of beer in bars. i imagimg that its going to be slightly more expence than what i currently pay here in bulgaria at .37 euro a pint.
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Depends on the bar, but about Rs 125-150 for a 600ml bottle.
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