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  • jamieirl

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    two friends and i are flying into bangkok on the 28th of feb and staying for 3 months. The idea is to head straight to an island that we could cheaply rent a 2/3 bedroom house/apartment for a month. Any recommendations or an idea on what kind of money we'd be looking at.
    thx, jamie

    #1 Posted: 3/2/2011 - 01:40

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  • Krabiman

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    20,000 to 40,000 baht per month

    #2 Posted: 3/2/2011 - 07:29

  • Thomas922

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    You need to decide what you are looking for. Phuket would be more than say Lanta, but then it depends on which beach and how far from it. You should decide what kind of life you are looking for. Party on or secluded.

    #3 Posted: 3/2/2011 - 16:46

  • emily_morgs

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    I stayed out on Koh Phi Phi for 3 months, rented a little double bed bungalow for 7000baht a month at PP Valentine. So I would agree with the person above - roughly around 20,000 for two bedroom place.

    #4 Posted: 3/2/2011 - 17:50

  • jamieirl

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    Thanks guys, was thinking of heading to koh samui for the first month, then plan out the rest of the trip from there but im not sure if it'll be cheap enough. Not too worried about living close to the beach as long as its not too much of a commute.
    We have a budget for accommodation of about 10,000 baht each per month so we'd be looking for 3 single places beside each other or a 3 bedroom place for 30,000 a month.
    Its the first time travelling to that part of the world so i'm a bit worried about our budget. How do ye think we'll get on with a budget of about 200 - 250 euro a week, excluding accommodation???

    #5 Posted: 4/2/2011 - 20:39

  • lola899

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    hey there!
    also plan on traveling to the island around end of april... add me maybe we can meet up..


    #6 Posted: 4/2/2011 - 23:31

  • emily_morgs

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    I always budget £500 (so €600) a month, including accommodation when I go to Thailand. This is living really cheap, eating in the Thai markets as much as possible, staying in bungalows with a fan and cold shower. But I still manage to do expensive things like diving and climbing on that budget. So on your budget you'll be able to live much more luxuriously than me, but still remember to look around a lot when you're finding things like accommodation and also with transport, often there'll be somewhere down the road offering half the price for the same quality. And don't forget to barter with them, they sense if you're new to asia and try and charge you triple!

    #7 Posted: 5/2/2011 - 05:42

  • shirasam

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    What kind of visa are you coming in with that will allow you to stay in Thailand for 90 days straight? I'm planning the same and STILL don't understand the visa types despite all the forums on it...

    #8 Posted: 9/9/2011 - 22:49

  • Tilapia

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    You might find this handy for renting a place on Samui ...


    #9 Posted: 9/9/2011 - 23:03

  • altmtl

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    A double entry 60 day visa is needed... a day trip outside the country... That makes for 120 days :) I'm going to rent a week at a time, don't want to get too bored in the same place...

    #10 Posted: 10/9/2011 - 03:58

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  • kfchris1

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    Thank You Tilapia, im doing the same sort of thing as this, as was getting a little confused with the visa's!!
    We might change our mind tho and spend 4 weeks in thailand and then spend 6-7 weeks traveling round cambodia and vietnam and maybe into loas, still undecided.

    #11 Posted: 10/9/2011 - 17:33


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    If you stay in one place - you can rent much cheaper by the month - especially if you guarantee three months - than you can renting by the day. So 10,000 a month gets you an OK place in many areas of Thailand (can't speak for the Islands - not my thing as I don't like the ocean) but that is a tight budget for housing when you are changing from place to place. Still doable mind you, but you will definitely be staying in the low end places.

    #12 Posted: 13/9/2011 - 18:22

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