Project - information on prices, how do you like the idea?

I remember once wrote a few posts about prices inThailand and they were quite interesting to people. Indeed, one thing is to read budgets, another is to see price tags. It is very convenient in advance before a trip or wintering, when you can at least approximately calculate how much a vacation or spending on living in a month in a new country will cost. It is especially important to see not just the price, but a photo, in order to understand what is behind these numbers. They say that in this cafe a plate costs 50 baht, and in this 100 baht and immediately from the pictures it is clear whether they are ready to pay more or not. Agree, it would be convenient?

So one person recently turned to measked to review his site, which is dedicated to the subject of prices in different countries. Since I understand Thailand most of all, it is this section that I will consider and say, as I would have done. By the way, I once had an idea to make a similar resource, but as usual, a lot of ideas come, but there is no time (or desire). Although, it seems to me, the topic of money has always been and will be of interest to the public.

As I usually estimate prices

In all my articles, I always write, guys, wespend so much and so much, but not the fact that it will suit you, people are all different. True, some individuals still manage to make claims then, but oh well, that's their business.

I, when I was preparing for the first wintering, andin general, whenever I prepare for other travels, I read reviews from other people. And since I know my travel format, I compare the authors with the format and try not to fall for such verbal characteristics as “budget”. For example, among packers and their ilk, a budget hotel in Tae costs 50 dollars. For me, budget means $ 10-20. Im inexpensive lunch at a cafe 500 baht, and I 100 baht. I’m writing this to the effect that in such reviews you need to look for numbers and descriptions with pictures, everything else will not give any idea, only if you don’t know this person personally to draw conclusions.

Therefore, in general, the idea with the prices I like. Conveniently, when everything is collected on one site, and you do not need to climb on a huge number of blogs, analyzing various articles, and not always understanding what their authors mean by the words "budget" and "inexpensive."

Project - information on prices, how do you like the idea?

Project - information on prices, how do you like the idea?

So what should I do in the future, and what is missing there now.

  • We need prices for all regions of Thailand, at least for the most popular, and not just Phuket.
  • It is necessary to add other items of expenses that are missing, for example, the topic of housing is not covered at all.
  • I would add a price plug and give a minimum description of how to get the minimum price, and where the maximum price is found.
  • Complementing the previous point, it would not be badintroduce such a thing as the average price. For example, if I just go thoughtlessly to all the cafes, the price for Pad Tai will be 150 baht (average price), but if you search, you can also find it for 40 baht. And if the cafe is surrounded by fountains and everything is made of glass, then most likely it will cost 300 baht there. The average price of a motorbike is 250 baht, but if you search (spend a couple of hours on your own or find out from those who have already found it), then you can find it for 150. You can also add that with a long-term lease (from 3 days), other prices altogether.
  • I would like a more understandable structure, so that it is easier to find what you need, some kind of rubricator.
  • I would add more photos to illustrateor another nuance. For example, a photo of a macaroni with plastic chairs and a photo of a restaurant with aquariums, and not just a verbal indication of price variations depending on the surroundings. No photos of taxis, tuk-tuks, motorbikes and so on.

The site is quite new, so you can understandwhy it is not yet filled well. It seems to me personally that if you continue to develop it, fill it with information, make it more convenient and interactive, then it has a future, like in a project SOM. You can even try to raise a forum or some kind of discussion on these topics. But it all depends on the goals of the author.

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