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how much would it cost to stay in Thailand for month? (€)

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1. Posted by here4life (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

I want to take a break over there in January/Feb next year. I figure the flights would be 600-800 Euros return. I asked someone bout staying there and I was giving a quote of €1,500 per month.

Do you think that is accurate? I would be looking for cheap accomodation BTW, I mainly want to see all the country.

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 8y

I think you can do it for half that figure, but it all depends on your style of living. Hostel beds can be had very cheaply (300THB), but you can easily spend 3000THB a night too. All depends on who you talk to!

3. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

low season hotel accomodation in CHIANG MAI
4,500

some hotels are 100 baht per night.
I call these places, looserville. I am currently staying in one.
If life here is a reality show, then I am alraedy a huge celebrity.

Ask the university students to help, if you wanna go cheaper than 3,000 baht.

1 month, you can live in dignity for 10,000 baht...
foot massage and nocturial activities included.

But dont ask me any further.

4. Posted by here4life (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

so around how much in euros?

5. Posted by here4life (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

and what about travelling around all the country?

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1594 posts) 8y

Quoting here4life

I want to take a break over there in January/Feb next year. I figure the flights would be 600-800 Euros return. I asked someone bout staying there and I was giving a quote of €1,500 per month.

Do you think that is accurate? I would be looking for cheap accommodation BTW, I mainly want to see all the country.

You can do it but you will be in cheap places. You can get some "okay" hotel rooms that are in the 400 baht to 890 baht per night that even have air. High season prices a little more. You can do it but have a back up credit card in case you run out of money.

I know that I could do it. But I know how much I will spend per day for food, you on the other hand, may require places that are a little fancier to eat in. There are some cities that are cheap to live in (Pattaya) and some that cost a little more (Bangkok and Phuket.)

Bus travel and train travel is pretty cheap in Thailand, if you plan your moves some of your hotel expenses may be taken up by using a sleeper train to some locations. That way you get a place to sleep and transportation at the same time. Chiang Mai is one location you can use a sleeper train on.

Work out a budget and see how much per day you want to spend on a hotel, I can eat all day for under 8 Euros. For me that is a lot of friend rice and sandwiches I make from stuff I pick up at a supermarket. Every now and then I hit an "all you can eat" breakfast buffet to catch up on stuff I like.

Can you do it, yes you can! Will you be staying in crappy places every now and then - yes! If you don't blow your money on partying and extravagant dinners you can do it.

7. Posted by ToniL (Budding Member 52 posts) 8y

For about 15 euros per night you should get reasonable backpacker type rooms in Thailand. If you go to websites such as www.travelfish.com
you can find listings of recommended guest houses and hostels for just about anywhere you are likely to go in Thailand. I also think that you can eat reasonably well - backpacker standard - for around a further 12 euros per day. So total cost of staying alive for 30 days would be 810 euros. Travel costs vary accoirding to the type of travel you plan - air is the most expensive but bus and train a lot cheaper. Booze is the next thing to consider and that is anybodies guess - beer much cheaper than in Europe.
As has been said already places like Phuket are more expensive in high season.

If you want an interesting trip why dont you consider going along the coast by bus from Bangkok to Pattaya- the worlds biggest brothel but interesting to observe. Then continue along the coast towards the Cambodian border with perhaps a trip to one of the offshore island. From there to the Cambodian border (Visa on arrival $20 or $25 ?). Once in Cambodia you can take a boat from the border town to Sihanoukville, a seaside resort and backpacker favourite. You should be able to get a room for under 6 euros per night close or on the beach. After a few days there get a Mekong Express bus to Phnom Penh (about 4 euros) and spend a few days in PP. A reasonable room with air con. close to Sissowath Quay can be found for about 6 or 8 euros and food should cost you a further say 8 euros per day. Then another Mekong Express bus to Siem Reap ( about 5 euros). A room there will be a bit more expensive so allow about 10-12 euros. Once there team up with people at the guest house you stay in to share a tuk tuk for a day around Angkor Wat - $20 US entry but virtually a wonder of the world and in the must see once category. From Siem Reap you can get a bus back into Thailand via Popiet and take a few drop offs en route to Bangkok.

Unless you drink 10 pints per day you will see a wide area of both countries, meet a lot of backpackers along the way, and come in well under the 1500 euro budget. All this assumes that you dont meet up with somebody to share rooms with. that can reduce costs considerably and, in fact, is what usually seem to happen .

Happy travels

8. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

Some people live in shit holes but they can eat at BURGER KING every day and gulp ten bottles of beer per night.

I hope my friend is not reading this. I miss you!

9. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

Quoting here4life

I mainly want to see all the country.

Crikey you don't ask for much do you!! Basically you mainly want to see EVERYTHING??? Have you done a typo there or is that really what you meant to say?