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  • shaungt08

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    I will be island hopping around Koh Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Koh Tao, between 20th August and 20th September. I am planning on taking £2000, I have no accommodation booked either will £2000 be enough for spends and accommodation combined?

    #1 Posted: 15/5/2013 - 05:55

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  • Captain_Bob

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    (quick calculation...) £2000*45(current exchange)=THB90,000/30 days=THB3000/day.
    That's a fairly healthy budget, allowing for some aircon accommodation near the beach, some nice sit-down meals plus happy hour and then some. By comparison the typical cheapo backpacker gets by on about 1/3 of your funds.

    #2 Posted: 15/5/2013 - 06:36

  • rledez1990

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    Me and my boyfriend were withdrawing £200ish every 5 days, so £1200 per month, probably about £1400 once we'd travelled around a bit and bought some souveniers. That included accomodation, travel, excursions, food, snacks, souveniers... You'll be absolutely fine.

    Bare in mind that we don't drink alcohol or smoke though - that might make a dent x

    #3 Posted: 3/6/2013 - 11:29


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    Booze and women man. Those are the budget eaters. For a place to stay and food - assuming you aren't staying at four star hotels an eating lavishly, you're good to go.

    #4 Posted: 3/6/2013 - 12:28

  • LeonardCohe-

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    Booze is cheap from 7/11s. Hotels, flights and speedboat tours would be the most expensive items (apart from bargirls that is). 3000 baht a day is a good mid range budget. There's plenty of good resorts with rooms between 1000 and 1800 baht. Food/non alcholic drinks 300-500 baht a day. Beers from 7/11 40-80 baht. Beers in bars can be double that. There's some cheaper tours starting at 500 baht but speedboat tours are 1000-2000 baht. If you stay in 1000 baht rooms then you have plenty of room for other things.

    #5 Posted: 3/6/2013 - 21:27

  • simond1

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    That budget is more than enough. As Mad Mac mentioned. The big expenses are the women and drink. Easily get carried away after a few drinks, you know what it's like. 60-80 THB a beer is cheap but after having a few, followed by a few shots and buckets, your bill will soon add up. Evening saying that, you have a sweet budget so i wouldn't worry at all. I would even suggest you take less if you need the money.

    #6 Posted: 7/6/2013 - 04:29

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