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If you eat local food and only travel in the region, yes. If you eat western food and drink and travel outside of the area, then not so much. - May 18, 2016
Yes, as long as you don't travel constantly or go too crazy on Amazon. Cooking at home may cost more than in the U.S. but eating out will cost far less. You probably won't be tempted to buy much else besides food locally, not even clothes. - Aug 2, 2013
Yes! Definitely. Western food is expensive, but there is little else to spend money on. - May 4, 2013