|Country||Safety rating||Currency||Money||Minimum cost per day||Budget hotel||Midrange hotel||Litre of petrol||Litre of bottled water||Bottle of beer||Cigarettes (Marlboro)||Population (millions)||Human Development Index||Visas||Time||Internet access||Internet Cafes||WiFi||Electricity|
|Nepal||Resonably safe for tourists, currently a civil wall.||Nepali rupees. You may not import Nepali rupees, and only Nepal|
and Indian national may import Indian currency.
|ATMs are avalable in Kathmandu and Pokhara, accepting most major|
cards. Banks will give cash advances. Travelers cheques can be
exchanged. Credit cards are accepted at larger stores, resturants
and hotels. Cash is definatley best.
|US$7||US$5||US$20||NRs67||NRs15||NRs190s||NRs80||26.3||136||60 days upon arrival for US$30. Easy to extend within the country.||5:45 ahead of GMT – this is 15 minutes more than|
|Lots of places with cheap prices & moderate speed in Kathmandu and|
Pokhara. Most have USB access, CD burning and printing.
Little elsewhere. WiFi, and wired laptop stations in a few places in
Kathmandu and Pokhara. Some better hotels offer WiFi.
Lots in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Prices are cheap. Speed is
Bigger hotels will offer the same, more expensive service.
|Kathmandu||220v/50 cycles. Sockets take round|
three pin plugs, sometimes small (like India), sometimes large, and many
sockets take 2 pin continental plugs. Get adapters locally
cheaply. Power outages are common.
|India||Safe||Indian Rupees. Only Nepali and Indian|
citizens can take Indian rupees in or our of India.
|ATMs are widespread in any towns with|
tourists. Credit cards accepted in bigger stores.
|US$10.||US$6||US$20||INR50||INR13||INR60 – INR100||INR60||1 billion||Must ge gained in advance. |
More difficult now than before. Leave plenty of time to apply, and get before you leave home.
|5:30 ahead of GMT|
Lots in tourist areas. Speeds vary, but are generally OK.
Bigger hotels offer reasonable service for a little extra cost.
|Rare.||220v/50 cycles. Sockets take round|
three pin plugs, sometimes small, sometimes large, and many sockets take 2
pin continental plugs. Get adapters locally cheaply. Power
outages are common.
|Malaysia||US$2||In some larger chain cafes.|
|Thailand||Safe, some insurengce in the south.||Baht||US$12||US$6||30Baht||130Baht||30Baht||60Baht||62 Million||Free visa for 30 days on arrival. Extendable by crossing border out, and then back into Thailand.||+7 GMT||Lots of internet centres in touristy and metropolitan areas.|
From 20 Baht per hour. On islands expect to pay 2Baht per
minute. Computers are generally new.
|In some larger chain cafes.|