In the previous post, I outlined the visa requirements and costs for US citizens to all the countries I intend to visit on the RTW trip. To sum it briefly in this post, countries that require visas typically charge a flat fee for a fixed duration, require a few passport photos to process, may either allow visa on arrival or make you get it at an embassy abroad before hand, and typically make you choose between single entry, double entry, or multiple entry which all vary in price for most places. Most travelers have some sort of idea on their relative length of stay and if they would leave and possibly come back, so these are hardly an issue. What can be an issue for many long-term traveler's is a tiny rule many countries have thrown into their visa language, proof of onward travel.
For an RTW trip that could extend to one years time, the most important information to know is how much does it cost exactly to attempt such a feat? The previous entry of Deciding Where to Go outlined some of the questions that are necessary in determining where to go, with the major requirement being financial capabilities. Based on initial research I have come up with the following financial topics that need to be addressed, and high end values for each to use for purposes of determining how many days I could travel with my available budget.
After extensive research I have come up with the following values that are reflective of current costs of traveling the proposed countries: