Thailand Cost of Travel

thailand travel guide,thai travel guide Thailand is comparatively inexpensive. But first you need to separate the cheap destinations from the expensive ones. Then you obviously need to differentiate "Thai prices" from tourist rates. And, of course, some Thais are wealthy beyond belief, so if you shop where they shop and dine where they dine, you really need a fat wallet.

Since a complete price guide to everything in every province in Thailand is virtually impossible to present, we have some examples that will allow you to get an idea. A better approach might be to use our Thailand travel budget tool to get you within range.

The simplest advice for those on a budget is

  • Stay where the Thais stay
  • Eat at Thai restaurants busy with Thai diners
  • Shop in the markets where Thais shop .. and learn to bargain

Accommodations - Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui

  • Guest houses - Bt 400 - 1,000
  • Tourist hotels - Bt 1,000 - 1,500
  • 3 Star - Bt 1,500 - 2,500
  • 4 Star - Bt 2,500 - 5,000
  • 5 Star - Bt 5,000 and up

Accommodations - Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Cha am

  • Guest houses - Bt 400 - 800
  • Tourist hotels - Bt 800 - 1,200
  • 3 Star - Bt 1,200 - 2,000
  • 4 Star - Bt 2,000 - 3,500
  • 5 Star - Bt 3,500 and up

Accommodations in Lightly Touristed Areas

  • Guest houses - Bt 200 - 500
  • Tourist hotels - Bt 500 - 1,000
  • 3 Star - Bt 1,000 - 1,500
  • 4 Star - Bt 1,500 - 2,500
  • 5 Star - Bt 2,500 and up

Bangkok Metered Taxi

  • Suvarnabhumi Airport - Downtown Bt 300 - 400
  • 4 Mile taxi ride - Bt 75

Various Bangkok Prices

  • Internet per hour - Bt 20
  • Plate of fried rice in an ordinary restaurant - Bt 40 - 50
  • Dinner for two in a good Thai restaurant (no drinks) - Bt 600- 9000
  • T-shirt - Bt 125
  • Dress shirt in market - Bt 300 - 500
  • Trousers in market - Bt 500
  • Half-day tour of Bangkok - Bt 800
  • Full day tour including lunch - Bt 1,500
  • Dinner cruise on the Chao Praya River - Bt 1,500
  • Round of golf at a good golf club w/caddy - Bt 1,000 - 1,500
  • VIP bus Bangkok to Chiang Mai (650 km) - Bt 750
  • Haircut at neighborhood barber shop - Bt 50 - 100
  • Haircut at upscale salon - Bt 300 -500