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 Â£2000, I have no accommodation booked either will Â£2000 be enough for spends and accommodation combined?
(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.
Me and my boyfriend were withdrawing Â£200ish every 5 days, so Â£1200 per month, probably about Â£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
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.
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 simond1 has been a member since 6/6/2013. Posts: 4