Thai baht (B)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than 1000B

  • Dorm bed: 300B
  • Budget private room: 600–900B
  • Street food or market meal: 30–100B
  • One beer: 80B
  • Sŏrng·tăa·ou to beach: 25–50B

Midrange: 1000–3000B

  • Unfussy hotel room: 1200–2800B
  • Meal with drinks: 250–500B
  • Motorbike hire: 250B
  • Spa treatment: 500–1500B

Top end: More than 3000B

  • Room in boutique hotel: 2300–3100B
  • Fine dining: 500–1500B
  • Cocktail: 300B
  • Full-day tour: 1900B
  • Car hire: 1200B


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.


There are numerous ATMs on Ths Phuket, Ranong, Montri and Phang-Nga.