The question is really, how much of your western lifestyle do you want to maintain in Laos? I mean do you expect to eat pizzas and burgers every day or will tradidional Lao food do? What are your needs when it comes to a place to stay? Do you plan to go out every night?
These are some of the questions you should ask yourself. The answers will reveal if you can get by for $10,000 a year or if you should add some extra zeros to that figure