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Typical Costs

The cost may be the first question of all travelers to Thailand. Holidaytoindochina would like to suggest you some Thailand typical costs as follows:

Thailand Accommodation Costs:

Thailand is very cheap, though the north is far cheaper than Bangkok and the islands. You can find cheap guest houses for as little $7 USD per night in cities and $4 USD per night in the countryside. On the islands or for a nicer room with air-con, expect to pay $17 USD and up per night. Basic bungalows cost the same. Hotels start at around $40 USD per night and go up from there. Big resorts on the islands start at $50 USD per night for a bungalow on the beach. Suk 11 Guesthouse (Bangkok), Chada Guesthouse (Bangkok), Julies (Chiang Mai), Kodchasri B&B (Chiang Mai), Pooh’s (Ko Lipe), Greenhouse (Khao Yai) are the best companies to use for accommodations.

Thailand Food Costs:

Food is really cheap in Thailand. Street food costs as little as $0.65 USD per meal, and if you eat local food you can eat for around $3.50-5 USD a day! Western dishes cost between $5-10 USD, and upwards. Isao Sushi (Bangkok), Catalana Tapas (Bangkok), Om Ganesh Indian (Ko Phangan) are my favorite restaurants.

Thailand Transportation Costs:

Like everything in Thailand, transportation is also cheap. Local buses cost as little as $0.25 USD per trip, the Metro and Skytrain in Bangkok cost $0.50-1.50 USD per trip, and cab rides are usually $1.75-3 USD. Tuk-tuks are more expensive and cost $3-7 USD. Train service around the country is cheap – day trains cost as little as $7 USD. Night trains start around $17 USD for second-class without air-con. Boats to the islands cost $7-14 USD. It’s often better to get a bus/boat package then pay for them separately.

Thailand Activities Costs:

Day tours cost $17-35 USD per day. Trekking costs $30-50 USD per day. A PADI dive certification course (very popular in Thailand) costs around $300 USD. Elephant Nature Park (Chiang Mai), Sairee Hut Diving (Ko Tao), World Divers (Ko Tao) are the best tour companies.