Currency

Thai baht (B)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than 1000B

  • Dorm bed: 300–700B
  • Budget private room: 600–1000B
  • Street food or market meal: 30–200B
  • One beer: 80B
  • Sŏrng·tăa·ou or motorcycle taxi trip: 25–50B

Midrange: 1000–3000B

  • Guesthouse or hotel room: 1200–3000B
  • Meal with drinks: 250–700B
  • Motorbike hire: 250B
  • Spa treatment: 300–1500B

Top end: More than 3000B

  • Room in resort or boutique hotel: from 3000B
  • Fine dining with wine: 500–1500B
  • Cocktail: 300B
  • One-day, two-dive trip: 3800–4400B
  • Car hire: 1200B

Bargaining

Thais respect a good haggler. Always let the vendor make the first offer, then ask ‘Can you lower the price?’ This usually results in a discount. Now it’s your turn to make a counter-offer. Always start low, but don’t bargain unless you’re serious about buying. If you’re buying several of an item, you have much more leverage to request and receive a lower price. Keep the negotiations relaxed and friendly.

Money

There are ATMs everywhere.

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