can you pls post some recent prices for purchases in LP (except for accomodation, as it is well covered in other posts).
For example, how much for:
a local guide for the day
day trip to ... the waterfall, the elephant camp, the caves
a city" tour
you get the idea
also, pls post any comments on whether prices vary much depending on the time of year.
#1 basejump has been a member since 14/11/2008. Posts: 30
You also posted this on TA. I will give you the answer I posted there:
Depends where you buy them. There is a big diffeence between buying things in a 4/5 star hotel and a beer bar or mini mart. $5.00 at Laos Plaza for a small beer down to 10-14 thousand kip at a bar beer for a large beer Laos.
Same with coffee - big difference if you buy it at Joma or at a local lao noodle soup shop. In all of the above mentioned places you pay the same as Laos people. From 6000 kip to 20,000 kip. ($1.00 = 8468 kip on today's exchange rate.)
Meals - what do you mean? A main course, a 3 course meal? Noodle soup costs from 6000kip. A beautifully prepared main course at a swish restaurant can cost up to $15.00 US