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Thailand 6 week budget

Posted by rooflee on 22/2/2011 at 00:35

Hi, my partner and I will be traveling later on this year; in November for 6 weeks and have a budget of Eur80 per day for both of us including everything. We plan on using public transport as much as possible and don't intend to stay in any luxurious resorts apart maybe for a few nights . Do you think that would cut it or I'm pushing it?

Don't know if I gave enough info for you to judge but any comments would be appreciated.


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Posted by Krabiman on 22/2/2011 at 07:13

Sounds like a lot. Not sure what the euro is currently but that sounds like about 3200 baht per day which is plenty.

rooms 500 to 1500 baht
food 600 baht
drinks 200 baht

so you have enough for extras

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Posted by rooflee on 23/2/2011 at 01:39

Thanks a lot for your reply. Didn't want to get stuck there without not having enough dosh. Sorry, but forgot to mention that that money is for transport too but I said we won't be traveling everyday so that should be enough anyways, I hope [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted by Thomas922 on 23/2/2011 at 19:10

I think you will be OK too. If you can keep rooms to 6-700 baht that will really help. there will be times when you want to taste the familiar. I would start my day with some bread and peanut butter in my room because I don't always like to eat big until later. That would save me money because that loaf and the pb was worth a few meals. Once you see what is on offer locally at the convenience stores for snacks to keep in your bag as you travel, then you will have a better idea of how it will go. So in the beginning expect to spend more as you learn what your spending will be like. In the more remote areas there will be no 7-11s but by then you will have a grasp on the local food. In Bangkok they have many supermarkets that have western stuff from Europe/America/UK etc. some go cold turkey and give up all western stuff but for me it was 2 meals local, one comfort stuff. And learn to like instant coffee haha. especially in the countryside. Good luck.

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Posted by ThailandDiaries on 28/2/2011 at 14:25

Agree, this is plenty for two, if staying/ living mid range. Drinks are relatively expensive though, g&t from 140 B, beer from 80 B, wine from 150 B. Local alcohol is a cheap option but many find it too strong and not all that pleasant tasting. Hope you enjoy Thailand!

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Posted by Krabiman on 28/2/2011 at 19:19

avoid drinking beers in bars - western prices. buy longnecks from 7/11 and drink on your verandah at your bungalow.

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Posted by cyprusholidays on 1/3/2011 at 14:34

You can still minimize your food cost by 100 - 200 baht if you do not have any food restrictions. Don't go to bars/ go go bars/ pubs etc., they will burn your purse if you are on budget travel.

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Posted by nisharawat007 on 1/3/2011 at 17:23

Thailand is not a very expensive destination. even in a limited budget you can enjoy a lot as there are many tourist attractions to visit.

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Posted by Krabiman on 2/3/2011 at 08:20

can be expensive if you drink in bars and go scuba diving etc

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