Do these thailand costs seem accurate?
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Sep 24, 2012 2:10 AM Last Post By: thaibeachlovers
Sep 20, 2012 3:47 AM
Sep 20, 2012 6:37 AM
Sep 20, 2012 4:32 PM
Sep 20, 2012 4:34 PM
Sep 21, 2012 2:12 AM
4It's not rude, it's reality. The numbers given on that website are pretty much useless. If you want real advice on travel costs in Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Ko Tao, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Phangan, and Ko Samui it's probably best to ask people who have actually been there. Then take into account the huge variance of personal budgets as per size of wallet and lifestyle and comfort needs. The cheapest backpackers can get by on 500 baht per day while a large percentage of tourists easily burn through 5000 baht per day. Yes Chiang Mai is generally cheaper than Phuket and Ko Phangan is generally cheaper than Ko Samui, but that's about where the generalisation ends. When in doubt plan on 1000-2000 baht per day then lower/raise it as per Thai destination and your mode of travel.
Sep 22, 2012 2:53 AM
Tips and Handouts
I don't think those should be included.
I just don't get why telephone calls should be included. I never felt any urge to talk to anyone on a phone when I was a tourist.
I rarely tip, and it's not expected.
Souveniers would be a one off at the end of a trip.
I also don't understand why water is a different price in C M and Bkk. A big bottle of water is 14 bht in both cities
at any 7/11.
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps
That's rubbish. It would be a lot more than that if you happened to get caught.
The Phukit prices say it all. No wonder I regard the place as a crap hole.
The Samui prices are WAAAAAY under what I'd expect to pay. More like Phukit prices.
Sep 22, 2012 7:08 AM
Sep 22, 2012 7:11 AM
Sep 24, 2012 2:10 AM
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