Many people say that Thailand is one of the cheapest places you can vacation to, but how cheap can it actually be. You have to pay for food, hotels, and entertainment, but you will be surprised on how much you actually have to spend to have a fantastic vacation.
It’s important to know how far your money will get you. One United States dollar is approximately 33 Thai Baht, or THB. One British Pound is equal to 53 THB, and one Australian dollar is about 30 THB. Before heading out of your country and to your dream vacation find out exactly how much your money is worth in THB.
When it comes to food expect to spend around 200 baht in a restaurant for a simple breakfast and 500 baht for dinner. This may sound like you average price where you are from, but you also have the option of eating some of the yummy cuisine from street vendors. Food from these vendors is so cheap it almost free, around 30 baht!
If you want a nice hotel with a swimming pool and an air conditioner expect to pay around 1000 baht, or $30 USD. If you are traveling alone and just need a single guest room expect to pay 200 baht. Your best option is to skip the frills, pool, and AC if you are on a really tight budget. If you decide to shell out the 1000 baht look for a hotel that offers a free taxi service, free massage, or offers some sort of premium that is included in the cost.
This country is very large and some people are surprised that traveling from providence to providence can be so expensive, or take up so much time. If you must travel overnight try to find a bus or train. If you are traveling a long distance you can estimate your travel costs at Estimating each long journey as 1000 baht. While it may only cost 800 baht, it is better to overestimate than to come up short on money.
As you can see, if you choose to travel cheaply to Thailand it is possible. All you have to do is skip the frills, and estimate your costs ahead of time. Many people don’t mind giving up a hotel with a swimming pool, or eating delicious food from a food vendor, and it makes there trip something to remember.