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Have me got enough money?

Posted by pjaljm2010 on 26/10/2010 at 17:02

Hi just a really quick question, I need help with.

My girlfriend and I land BKK on 16th Dec and are in Thailand for 3 weeks travelling around, with no real plans set in place, only that we want to see Bangkok, The Phi Phi's, Koh Phangan, Krabi, Koh Tao, and maybe Pattaya

We have 7000 Thai Baht per day for Accomodation, Food, Drink and Travel.

I know this is a little vaige, but the girlfriend is extremely worried about funds, we want to do as much as we can, scuba diving, snorkling etc, but do not want to run out of money

Is this enough?

Thanks for any replies you can give.

Paul & Lauren

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Posted by Nokka on 26/10/2010 at 18:36

I make that about £147 per day. Unless you are planning on staying in very expensive hotels you have easily enough money.

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Posted by exacto on 26/10/2010 at 22:30

My wife and I travelled at the very comfortable flashpacker level for less than half of the money you've got on our last trip. Like Nokka says, unless you've got very expensive tastes or insist on 5-star hotels, you should be golden.

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Posted by smkuchta on 26/10/2010 at 23:35

Agree with Exacto and Nokka, my wife and I did the flashpacker thing and spent < $100 day in Thailand (over 2 months) and that included 3 weeks of diving almost every day in Koh Tao including doing our open water and advanced open water courses.

Diving is dirt cheap in Koh Tao, about ~$25/dive if you are doing 10 or more incl all equipment.
We dove with Simple Life Divers who had a variety of accomodation from basic bungalows to really nice upscale rooms that were only about $50/night if you were diving.

You can live like a King (& Queen) in thailand on that budget!

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Posted by DLuek on 27/10/2010 at 03:35 TF writer

Agreed with the others above. My girlfriend and I last travelled on an average of less than 2000 baht per day, including decent meals, budget accomodation (but never unacceptable by my standards, at least almost never), taxis, busses, occasional Air Asia/Jetstar flights, everything. You're fine, just remember to save a little cash for when you return home!

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Posted by pjaljm2010 on 1/11/2010 at 22:33

Thanks everyone for your replies, we feel alot better now.

All that remains, is the 6 weeks we have to wait until we go now :o)

I cannot wait

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