Keeping with our belief that everyone from a rich country ought to be able to do some form of long-term travel in their lifetimes, we are keeping a tally of our expenses. The sheet can be found in the links section. I have not included any of the cost of travel insurance or the first flight to BA.
Nevertheless you might notice that the expenses so far have been higher than our $100 per day plan. This is partly because we have been affording ourselves a little more luxury in accommodation (double rooms in hostels, if you can call that luxury) and because prices are simply much higher than we expected. Hostels in particular have often been as expensive as anywhere in Europe, which is fairly discouraging. I don’t really feel like paying rich-world prices for developing world amenities for the entire trip. Hopefully these even out at some point.