Backpacking Routes

Southeast Asia backpacking routes

Trip Prep

Find out which companies offer the best travel insurance for backpackers.

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We have more than 30 suggested itineraries for independent travellers in 6 different continents.

MFT Reader Discounts

We recently updated all of our country and regional backpacking budgets. Find out how much it costs to travel the world!

Each country budget includes a suggested shoestring and more comfortable daily figure that backpackers might plan on spending.

There are also sample costs on everything from the price of a hostel bed to a tasty local meal and a beer.

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Considering moving to a new country?

Whether you’re a digital nomad looking for a change of scenery or you’re planning a longer-term switch, we’ve got you covered.

Our Living Abroad section features suggestions for the best places to base yourself around the world.

With prices rising rapidly in many regions, the global cost of living is increasing.

Our World Cost of Living Table compares 100 major cities. We also have individual cost of living guides for many countries.

How much does it cost to live around the world?

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