Daily budget for backpacking in Thailand
Replies: 26 - Last Post: Jan 25, 2013 1:00 PM Last Post By: itstime
Sep 2, 2010 5:27 AM
Daily budget for backpacking in ThailandI have put together an average daily backpackers budget for Thailand , with the help of travelers who are in Thailand right now so you know the info is recent and accurate. It shows where a normal backpacker will save and where they will splurge.
Rooms, food, drinks and transport are all included see http://beforeyoubackpack.com/daily-thailand-budget-from-johnny-vagabond/ for a full break down
Obviousy it can be done cheape but this is a realistic budget from a realistic trveler who's there right now....
Sep 2, 2010 6:10 AM
1I don't think you can really generalise as to exactly what a backpacker will spend his or her money on, on any given day, but your total average amount is spot on (or at least, it's almost exactly what I spend on average per day in Thailand).
I would usually spend quite a lot less than 500 on a room - depending on location - but would add motorbike rental to my daily expenses.
Sep 2, 2010 6:36 AM
Sep 2, 2010 10:15 AM
3Helpful budget info although I think its tough to use 1 days spending as a budget bench mark. I'd like to see a weeks worth of spending divided by 7. That way you get your laundry, travel, entrance fee's, drinking, internet worked out over a daily budget rather than what you happened to be into that day.Those things add up.
One thing we've done in the past is try and stay in accomodations that offer free breakfast with stay. That way you get the nicer room and dont have to pay for breakfast, and alot of time we'd push eating until the free breakfast was almost over to avoid having to have or pay for lunch.
GREAT Info though, I might try to do a couples budget over a week next month when we are there, see how it adds up.
I like my water too, but 10 bottles a day???
Sep 2, 2010 10:15 AM
Sep 2, 2010 11:30 AM
5nice looking site but as itstime points out your maths is about as good as you'd expect from a backpacker.
and as captain spaceship points out you are missing some vital backpacker ingredients
it should just about double what you reckon and ignore dom - he could survive on leftovers and a puddle even though he can afford 5 star
You need to put it right or someone taking your advice will come unstuck
Sep 2, 2010 12:24 PM
Sep 2, 2010 1:51 PM
7We didnt do the breakfast thing every day, it was more for slow lounging days, hang over days and general days in which we didnt have a plan. The point was that by spending more on accomodations with free breakfast, you could save on lunch.....it equals out to staying in a cheaper place with no breakfast and heading out and buying your breakfast.
Ribble, I read alot of people saying "work longer at home so you can splurge" but I think most will try to stretch what they save to stay longer. Saving up more doesnt mean Im going to live like a king while Im there, it means Im going to stretch my saving to stay longer.
Sep 2, 2010 3:30 PM
Sep 2, 2010 4:12 PM
9The effort some people put into spending 20 baht less than yesterday! In amongst all this macro-accounting and diary-keeping, where's the actual FUN in travelling this way? 35 baht a night for dinner? Wow, nothing like experiencing the delights that one of the world's most exciting gastronomies has to offer! Surely, being so miserly has to be the next best thing to staying home and watching Thailand travelogues on the telly? And what's the point in staying longer so you can save more money to stay even longer?
Ditto #11 "and people wonder why the Thais have grown so weary of western tourists..."
Sep 2, 2010 4:31 PM
Sep 2, 2010 4:47 PM
having to have or pay for lunch.
LOL. It's also funny because (with a couple exceptions), a place that serves a breakfast buffet would not be a cheapo guesthouse. So when you're in a mid range (at least) place doing the breakfast buffet then I submit that you can save FAR more money by picking a cheaper lodging option, and allocating a 30 baht lunch to your food budget. ;)
Sep 2, 2010 6:33 PM
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