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Thailand on a budget... please read & help

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1. Posted by mattpugh89 (Budding Member 12 posts) 1y

Hi I am travelling to Thailand at end of November for 1 month 😊

I had a nice budget saved but unfortunately my flat was burgled last week and everything was stolen

So will now have to do the trip on a tight budget of around £1300-1400

Do any of you guys & girls have any good tips on how to make this a great trip but on such a tight budget ???

Hope you don't mind taking a minute to help with some awesome ideas 👍🍺

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 1y

Relax, so long as you're not a party animal that's lots of money for one month.

Have fun.


3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 1y

Airfare is separate, right?


4. Posted by mattpugh89 (Budding Member 12 posts) 1y

Flights all paid for
Just the spending and that need to get sorted
Where u from then terry ?? And have u been before

5. Posted by Sam93 (Budding Member 28 posts) 1y

More than doable dude,a bed in Khao San,Bangkok costs around 250-500 baht,Pad Thai/fried Rice is 40-50baht transportation in the city around 100bath if you get a share with mates.Island bus & ferry's about 900-100 bahts,Bunglows on islands(Koh Tao,Phangan etc.) quiter parts 250-500 baht,motorcycle for a day 150-200 baht,Beer for 50-60 baht all these prices are in general all round in Thailand.You'll be fine ! :D

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 1y

Matt, you have 2,000+ baht per day. Look at Sam's prices. Travel smart and don't go crazy and you have more than enough for a great time.


7. Posted by backpackblogger (Budding Member 58 posts) 1y

Hey Matt,

Sorry about your luck... that's a bummer. You do have plenty if you don't go too crazy. Watch out for ATM withdrawl fees - they take 180 baht each time - ($6 USD) so if you're taking out cash too often it can add up. (you could get six plates of street food for 180 baht, hey).

You have enough in your budget to be eating in the western style restaurants that cater to tourists (200-500 baht for a basic meal that would cost you 30-60 on the street).

Hope that helps a bit!

8. Posted by mattpugh89 (Budding Member 12 posts) 1y

Taking all cash with me not using atm as card got swallowed last time... And yeah true have already thought of money saving ways 😁 I.e get bus from airport rather than taxis and also get some food in room for snacks n stuff rather than eating out all time. Sounds bad I know when its so cheap but if I can save a bit here n there then its money that can be used on other things 😊