I have been to Thailand many times. Most often as a winterer, but even during a long stay, I continued to travel and travel to different resorts, so I can perfectly imagine how much a vacation costs for a person who went on vacation. I'll talk about this below. It also makes sense to have a look my post about prices in Thailand, to get some idea what and how much it costs.
The content of the article
- one How much money to take to Thailand
- 2 Summary - so how much to take
How much money to take to Thailand
So you already know, what currency to take, it remains to be determined with its quantity. I will try to write down approximate figures of how much money to take if you are going to have a classically rest for a couple of weeks, are going to live in a hotel, go on excursions, and so that the rest will leave the most pleasant memories of the country. Format «super-economy» initially not considered.
It is impossible to say exactly how much you need. It all depends on the specific vacation spot, on the planned activities and personal preferences and desires of each person. In addition, this calculation also depends on whether you are traveling on an all-inclusive package or planning to make an independent trip..
The average price for breakfast in a cafe is about 150 baht, lunch and dinner - 300-500 baht, excluding alcohol prices and possible gastronomic delights. Thus, it turns out that in 10 days of rest, about 10,000 baht will be spent on a standard set of meals, that is, about $ 300.
Let's take the average prices for two-three-star hotels right away for calculating, since here, too, the price per person can vary from 100 baht per bed to a thousand and more dollars for a suite with personal security..
For 10 days of stay in a three-star hotel, you need about 10,000-30,000 baht, which corresponds to $ 300-900. The most advantageous thing, of course, is to take care of the place of your accommodation in advance and book a hotel via the Internet on RoomGuru. Otherwise, upon arrival, it may be corny that there will be no vacant seats or the price will differ significantly from the planned one. In any case, since you are traveling for a short time, then you do not need any difficulties on the spot..
Means of transport
Again, for a uniform understanding, let's take the calculation of the cost of renting a car and a scooter, the price of which is practically the same in all regions. However, if you sit still, then you will not really need to move around. Well, pay a couple of times for a taxi / transfer to take you somewhere and that's it..
Renting the most popular car models (such as Toyota Yaris, Honda Jazz, Toyota Vios, Honda City, etc.) will cost you from 700-2000 baht per day.
Renting a scooter (bike) costs about 200-300 baht per day.
The average price for a one-day excursion is 1500-3000 baht or 50-100 dollars. How much you will ride on such events depends only on you.
Shopping and entertainment
This is a separate article of the question, since there will always be an opportunity to spend money, if any. Someone only needs to relax on the beach, while others cannot imagine a vacation without bars, discos and piquant entertainment. For example, a bottle of beer can cost 80 baht in one place, but a glass of exotic cocktail will cost you 200 baht in another place. One is turned back from the shops, for others it is the meaning of life. There are enough shopping centers in Thailand where you can leave a decent amount for well-known and not-so-famous brands..
So shopping and shopping will cost you exactly as much as you are willing to spend on them..
Summary - so how much to take
Let's try to somehow summarize all of the above. The minimum amount that most people will need to spend a day of rest in Thailand without any frills is about $ 50-100 per person. Then multiply by the required number of days and you will get how much you need for a week or a month, depending on how long the vacation is..
In any case, it is up to you to decide how much money to take to Thailand, and no one will be able to say for sure whether it will be enough or not. You can spend both $ 10 per day and $ 1000, it all depends on you, your needs and the format of your vacation.
P.S. Since we usually go to Thailand for the winter, that is, for several months, then I have a post about our monthly budget for Koh Samui. Of course, the amounts given there are not at all an indicator, but there will be something to start from.