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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed/basic guesthouse room 230–800B
  • Street-stall meals 150–300B
  • One or two of the big-hitter sights 500–600B
  • Getting around on public transport 20–100B
  • Flashpacker guesthouse or midrange hotel room 800–1500B
  • Street and restaurant meals 500–1000B
  • Most, if not all, of the big sights 500–1000B
  • Getting around with public transport and occasional taxis 100–300B
Top end (more than)
  • Boutique hotel room 3000B
  • Fine dining 1500–3000B
  • Private tours from 1000B
  • Getting around in taxis 300–800B

ATMs widespread; 150B foreign-account fee. Upmarket places accept Visa and MasterCard.


  • Tipping is not a traditional part of Thai life and, except in big hotels and posh restaurants, tips are appreciated but not expected.