Remember: location is everything
If you’re a budget queen, I suggest you steer clear of European countries until you have sufficient funds. Excluding airfare and accommodation, you’d need to prepare a daily expenditure of around R800. North America is a close second, with just over R650 per day. In Asian and African countries, you can get through 24 hours easily with just R250. And be honest with yourself, you never want to be strapped for cash in a foreign place.