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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 11:18 AM
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Singapore/Hong Kong/Taiwan - how much spending money?

Hello! I am going to visit Asia in October for two weeks! I'm visiting Singapore for three days, Taiwan for three and Hong Kong for six! I'm just wondering how much money I will need per day (excluding accommodation). I realize these are very expensive places so I am somewhat prepared! I don't drink alcohol, I don't like going clubbing and I will eat anywhere which is reasonable, I am also going to Macau for the night but I probably won't gamble more than £50. Thanks for the help!
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 01:34 PM
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This falls into the "how long is a piece of string" category, everyone's answer is different. I suggest you bring a debit card to extract cash from ATMs as you need it and credit cards to pay for things that can be paid that way. Then you only have to behave as you normally would and not worry about exactly how much you'll be spending at any given time. It's how I travel, I'm a conservative spender and it always turns out just fine.
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 06:01 PM
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MmePerdu has given you good advice! Another thing you can do: Consult any decent guidebook, which will give you estimates of the costs of certain basic things.
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 07:33 PM
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MmePerdu has given you good advice! Another thing you can do: Consult any decent guidebook, which will give you estimates of the costs of certain basic things.
Yes, good idea but be aware of the publication date of any guide you consult. Find the date and add a year for the time it takes to publish. So a guide that says 2016, for instance, was likely researched & written in 2015. A couple of years can make a difference in what things cost so just be aware.
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 07:58 PM
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More good advice from MmePerdu!
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Old Apr 5th, 2018, 08:57 PM
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The costs on the Lonely Planet website should be more current.
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Like Thursdaysd, I find the Lonely Planet site to be very helpful. The easiest way to find the relevant country it is to just google travel costs in xxxxx . Here is the link for Taiwan: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/taiwan/money-costs

We were recently in Taiwan and found that the the LP site gave a reasonable accurate reflection of costs. Food was cheap and excellent. Street food markets are fantastic and a great place if on a budget and you could eat well for £5. Also there are buffet type restaurants on every street where you can get decent meal for around the same or even less. I recall paying around £20 for a fantastic meal at Din Tai Fung, the renowned dim sum restaurant in Taipei 101.

A few years since I have been in HK or Singapore but they are very expensive places. I think you would probably have to multiply the equivalent restaurant meal in either of those places by a factor of 3 or 4.
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Singapore is very expensive. However there are several food courts or hawker centers where good food can be had for reasonable prices. In fact two places were awarded Michelin stars a few mos. ago.

Then if you like Indian food go to little India where numerous restaurants are located.

Try Chinatown too. Plenty of places to eat reasonably.
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