How much does a month backpacking in Thailand cost you?
Replies: 25 - Last Post: Oct 20, 2012 8:00 PM Last Post By: alwaystwirling
May 1, 2012 5:37 PM
May 1, 2012 9:22 PM
May 2, 2012 5:26 AM
17You can try an island but prices will be cheaper in town such as Krabi. The island can be a real ripe off. Season is not great now, i would suggest North India or Nepal for better weather and about 1/2 the price.
May 2, 2012 6:31 AM
May 2, 2012 10:11 AM
19You will have to do as #14 suggests, and set up camp somewhere for a longer period rather than moving around all the time.
Bear in mind that living costs are much lower up north (eg. Chiang Mai) than on the islands and beaches. In your situation, I would stay in Chiang Mai, live simply, and hopefully have a bit of money left for the occasional beer or excursion. Save the FMP and "island hopping" for when you've got a bit more cash on hand.
May 2, 2012 11:09 AM
20if you're really stuck on a budget be creative! look into couch surfing, workaways, or WOOF and find places where the accommodation is free with a little bit of work. there are plenty of volunteer opportunities in Thailand, and if you need to travel on a budget, thats the way to do it.
May 2, 2012 1:13 PM
Even if you mean that much for each of you it would be tight to do all that you indicate. You cannot travel, participate and booze etc as you indicate you wish to do on a pittance. Either change your plans, shorter visit, stay in one or two places etc, or save and go another time. No use finding out the hard way that you have insufficient funds.
May 2, 2012 7:46 PM
22if you're really stuck on a budget be creative! look into couch surfing, workaways, or WOOF and find places where the accommodation is free with a little bit of work. there are plenty of volunteer opportunities in Thailand, and if you need to travel on a budget, thats the way to do it
They are only here for a month, I doubt they want to be spending time working on farms, it's too short a trip to be getting involved in that.
Sep 24, 2012 9:03 PM
23save a bit more money, even to have 1200 dollars each would be advantageous. Thai accomodation is resonably cheap, so is local street food, then everything else is really standard. a beer in a club will cost you about 4-5 dollars, which isnt too different from home im guessing. Take more money even as a security. I am going for 5 weeks at the end of the year and i will be taking upwards of 5000 dollars with me. this is if anything serious happens while over there, you have some space to move.
Sep 26, 2012 2:53 PM
24Travellersibbs, just for future reference - there's no point replying to random posts that are months old. The chances are the OP has already left, had their trip and is now back home. This might be indicated by lines such as :
Oct 20, 2012 8:00 PM
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