My fiancée and I are heading to Thailand for three weeks in July. We plan on traveling about what should budget per day for food, accommodation, activities etc? We are flying into Phuket then plan on traveling to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Islands etc
Here's my observations of costs from when I was in Thailand in Jan/Feb this year.. In tourist/popular destinations I spent about $50 a day, but in less crowded places I spent as little as $15 a day.
If you eat from the markets and local street vendors, you can get a good cheap meal for as little as 100 thai baht ($3.50). Restaurants compete fiercely for patrons so you can get a great meal and drinks for around 500-600 baht. Drinks can often be expensive - if you're at a popular bar it might be close to the price you pay in Australia.
Expect to pay between 500 thai baht and 1000 thai baht per night for a guest house, depending on hot/cold water and fan/aircon. That's between $17 and $35 a night. Hotels are much more expensive, and will cost upwards of double that.
Trains, buses and boats are regular and good value. You can get an overnight train '2nd class' with a bed for about 1000 baht ($35). You can hire a car or motorcycle in tourist areas for about the same price per day, but you won't be insured and they take your passport as a deposit. almost 10 years ago
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I was there 18 days and spent about 18,000baht. so 1,000 a day including hotel? but you can be much cheaper there, I know it!
you can easily get by on $20/day if you stay in sub-$10 accommodation & eat street food. Or $70/day for a hotel & restaurant food. almost 10 years ago
$20 per person would be cutting it close & would limit you to shared rooms/toilets, street food (and no beer!). If you want a bit of comfort (ensuite room w/fan), figure $30~ per person per day. This is inclusive of transportation, admission to sights,street & restaurant food, AND beer! :-) almost 10 years ago
I was there for 4 weeks in Jan (peak time) and I only spent 3000AUD the whole time. This included travel within the country, transport, accomodation, touristy adventures,food, gifts and wot not...That was prob a little more than I needed, I could have easily survived less and had an experience quite the same..It always better to book everything whilst you are over there to save on travel centre comissions/fees..Plus you may change your mind.
We managed to get rooms for about 20 aud for a room with a shower/fan
or between 40-60 for a decent room with shower/ aircon and Resort faclities.
Happy Holidaying! I can wait to go back to Thailand! almost 10 years ago
I'm been in Thailand for nearly 2 months now and plan on staying for 6 or so more. I find that it is very easy to stay low key and not spend any money on some days and just as easy to blow it out and spend thousands of baht (or hundreds of USD) on others. After accommodations which since it's low season in July you should be able to get a pretty good deal on a nice room close to the beach (around 500-700 baht per night ($15-$20)) Stay away from the western food... first off it's horrible and second it's generally 3-4 times more expensive than the Thai food which is awesome. Don't be afraid to eat from food stands these places have some of the best food around and are super cheap.
If you haven't booked you flight already you should consider flying into Bangkok then flying around from there I saved several hundreds of dollars flying into Bangkok instead of Phuket then took a $40 flight to Phuket from Bangkok.
Hope this helps... Have a fun trip! almost 10 years agoAnswered by Davis via Travellr.com