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5 Most Reasonable Backpacking Counties in the World

​It’s a commonly held misconception that traveling is extremely expensive. A lot of people believe that traveling long term is something only rich people can afford. However, that’s not entirely true. A lot of people go backpacking around the world on a shoe-string budget and you can too.

While you probably won’t be able to travel to all the European countries on a short budget, there are still plenty of great places to be explored that are also quite cheap.

Many of the African and Asian countries are so cheap that you can backpack through them for just around $20 a day. Furthermore, you can find accommodation for just around $5 if you choose to stay at hostels.

These are some of the most reasonable backpacking counties in the world.


Thailand is a great place to start your backpacking adventures. Besides the fact that it’s one of the cheapest countries in the world, it’s also evenly divided between party places, beaches, and hill stations.

For example, Bangkok boasts some of the best parties and nightlife in the world. Places in north Thailand offer some quaint mountain towns like Pai and Chiang Mai. And finally, if you enjoy beaches and islands, you can find some great ones down South, such as Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, and Koh Phangan.

The most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia is Angkor Wat, which is one of the architectural wonders of the world, and considered to be a prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site.

However, even beside Angkor Wat, there’s still a lot to see and do in this Kingdom. You can go down south to explore some excellent islands such as Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem as well. The accommodations and food here are extremely cheap, and you can even live on just about $15 a day if you’re careful.

Indonesia has one of the most devalued currencies in the world. As such, everything here is extremely cheap, the transportation, food, accommodation, everything. In addition to that, Indonesia boasts some stunning landscapes and natural beauty.

The most popular tourist attraction in the country is Bali, which has been made famous by the movie Eat Pray Love. It’s called the “Island of the Gods” and it truly merits that title, both because it’s home to a lot of beautiful Hindu temples, and because it’s so stunning you feel like you’re in heaven.

New Zealand
If you enjoy camping, you can’t find a better place to backpack through than New Zealand. You can rent yourself a camper van and then engage in one of the country’s most popular hobbies, freedom camping in the wilds. There are also a lot of natural hot springs in the wilds of New Zealand.

Malawi is one of the chea​pest countries in the world and you can live comfortably here for just $15 a day. There are a lot of water sports in the coasts, and you can engage in them for an extremely cheap rate, more so than anywhere else in the world.​

These are some of the best backpacking countries in the world. However, backpacking can be pretty risky as well. As such, you should make sure that you get the right international travel insurance before you hit the road. It's always better safe than sorry!