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Thailand... How much to bring?

Posted by RowanV on 19/4/2014 at 18:20

So here's the story, I'm 23 and live in Ireland, and have just been bitten by the travel bug big time!!! I'm working in an entry level job that pays OK, I'm currently saving for my trip but am not quite so sure as to how much my trip is going to cost me. I'm hoping to travel around south east Asia for a year, then head onto Australia to work for a year. I'm not planning to live like a king and am happy to eat street food, sleep in cheap accommodation... I guess I would be looking to go out every now and then, but not every night or anything. If anyone on here has any information on this I would love to hear from you!

Thanks all :)

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 19/4/2014 at 20:13

$15000 to 20000

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Posted by Maran on 19/4/2014 at 22:45

I'm Irish currently working in new Zealand saving for SEA from may 31 to sept 1. That's three months and I'm aiming to have NZD$2000 a month. Will try have $7000 in total just to be safe. Looking to do activities like diving, have a bit of fun (not drinking everyday though but some days), eat street food, stay in budget accommodation. I figure 2k per month is plenty.

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Posted by captainbkk on 21/4/2014 at 06:37

At least you tell youre Irish. The prejudice wants it, that they drink about as heavy as Russians. And that will murder any budget.
As you post this for TH; for bekpek style living and without excessive splurges AND also no excessive drinking, the mostly mentioned daily ration is about 1000 THB/day (=ca. 22/25 eur). Roughly same-same for Lao/Camb/VNam, PLUS the flites, visa etc.And the blatant obviopus; do NOT bring it with you, all these countries have ATMs just like home and your card will work. maybe even Irish banks give interest on the amounts.
That favoured GUIDEbook, by LP even has daily expenses for several types of people and tell you what you can expect for that. As does some Rough Guide. Start with borrowing an older one from your library.

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Posted by roro1990 on 21/4/2014 at 12:21

Hey. I'm the same age as you and also Irish. Went to SE Asia last year and I spent I'd say about 2000baht a day. If you're anything like me, one or two beers when out will invariably turn into 5 or 6 which does add up. Hope ya have a great time anyway I only got 2 months there so one year will be amazing!

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