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Cost of vacation in Thailand for tourists

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The cost of vacation in Thailand is not high if you know where to cut costs not fun.

COST $21 per day for a bare necessities backpacker style vacation.

Typically a vacation would include exploring the location, traveling, accommodation, food and drinks, partying and miscellaneous costs like books, accessories etc.

Cost of vacation varies with your preferences.

Budget travelers – Check the must visits, a few exploratory trips and some basic amenities
Bare necessities – no frills accommodation, low cost transport, no fancy restaurants etc
Comfort – Do all that you want to in reasonable comfort
Luxury5 star or better accommodation, do all the exploration in luxury, golf courses, great meals, excellent settings and extra services.

1. COST OF VACATION FOR BUDGET TRAVELERS

What a budget traveler could spend in one day:
Budget accommodation: ฿350 to ฿700
For this range expect to get a decent room in a hotel with basic amenities like a large bed, free wifi, AC and sometimes a refrigerator.

Restaurant food: ฿150  to ฿400  (all meals in a day)Eating out of street food stalls and low end local restaurants with an occasional beer or wine should cost about this much. This varies with the area, food and how much or what is eaten.

Transport: ฿100 to ฿400 bahts traveling by bus or ferryboat would cut transport costs to about ฿100 a day for 4 trips. Traveling by taxi on a few hops around the town less than 20 km overall should be around ฿400 bahts or less. Taxi ride costs ฿35 for first 2 Km.

Entertainment: ฿200 to ฿1000. This depends on what you do. A movie ticket would cost ฿150 to ฿300. Entry fees to the Grand palace or Ocean world or Madame Tussaud’s would range from ฿500 to 900. A traditional Thai massage costs ฿250 – ฿1000
Other: ฿0 to ฿500 : A visit to a doctor or some accessories if needed.
TOTAL/Day: Min ฿800            US$26
Max ฿2500           US$80

What a backpacker traveler could spend on bare necessities in one day:
Backpacker accommodation: ฿200 to ฿300
For this range expect to get a decent room in a hotel with basic amenities like a large bed, free wifi, AC and sometimes a refrigerator.

Restaurant food: ฿150 bahts to ฿300 bahts (all meals in a day)Eating out of street food stall and low end local restaurants with an occasional beer should cost about this much. This varies with the area, food and how much or what is eaten.
Eating on the street and avoiding expensive restaurants should be well within this budget

Transport: ฿100 to ฿200 bahts traveling by bus or ferry would cut transport costs to about ฿100 a day for 4 trips. Avoid taxi rides and tuk tuk.

Entertainment: ฿200 to ฿500. This depends on what you do. A movie ticket would cost ฿150 to ฿300. Entry fees to the Grand palace or Ocean world or Madame Tussaud’s would range from ฿500 to 900. A traditional Thai massage costs ฿250 – ฿1000. Cut these costs with online discounts and use package deals to get combo tickets for visiting tourist attractions.
Other: ฿0 to ฿500 : A visit to a doctor or some accessories if needed.

TOTAL/Day: Min ฿650            US$21
Max ฿1800           US$58

What a business/comfort traveler could spend in one day in Thailand:
Comfort accommodation: ฿1000 to ฿3500
For this range expect to get a comfortable room in a hotel in a upscale location with good facilities like a swimming pool, free WiFi, fitness center ,bath robes, good room with minibar, seating area, complimentary breakfast.

Restaurant food: ฿700 bahts to ฿1500 bahts (all meals in a day)Eating at restaurants, in the hotel or specialty/mid range    cafes and bars including a couple of drinks with the meals. This varies with the area, food and how much or what is eaten.

Transport: ฿400 to ฿2000 bahts : Rent a car. Traveling by taxi should be in this price range.
Taxi ride costs ฿35 for first 2 Km.

Entertainment: ฿200 to ฿4000. This depends on what you do. A movie ticket would cost ฿150 to ฿300. Entry fees to the Grand palace or Ocean world or Madame Tussaud’s would range from ฿500 to 900. A traditional Thai massage costs ฿250 – ฿1000. Private massages, nightclubs and adult entertainment could well be within this budget.
Other: ฿0 to ฿500 : A visit to a doctor or some accessories if needed.
TOTAL/Day: Min ฿2300            US$74
Max ฿11,000          US$352


What a luxury traveler could spend in one day in Thailand:
Luxury accommodation: ฿5500 to ฿35000 (super luxury up to ฿100,000)
For this range expect to get a luxury room in a hotel in a upscale location with good facilities like a swimming pool, free WiFi, fitness center ,good room with minibar, seating area, complimentary breakfast. Complimentary chocolate bowl, kitchenette, master bedroom that offers a separate dressing room, massage suite, deep soaking tub and private whirlpool.

Restaurant food: ฿2000 bahts to ฿6000 bahts (all meals in a day)Eating at restaurants, in the hotel or specialty/mid range  cafe and bars including a couple of drinks with the meals. This varies with the area, food and how much or what is eaten.

Transport: ฿2000 to ฿8000 bahts : Rent a luxury car.

Entertainment: ฿3000 to ฿7000. This depends on what you do. A movie ticket would cost ฿150 to ฿300. Entry fees to the Grand palace or Ocean world or Madame Tussaud’s would range from ฿500 to 900. A traditional Thai massage costs ฿250 – ฿1000. A round of golf, private massage, nightclubs and adult entertainment could well be within this budget.
Other: 0 to 1000 bahts: A visit to a doctor or some accessories if needed.

TOTAL/Day: Min ฿12,500            US$400
Max ฿49,000          US$1565