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1. Posted by mattyb321 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hello all, I am going to Thailand for 2 months un December 2008 and returning beginning of Feb 2009, i am travelling with my girlfriend, we are going backpacking and would like to know if £1000 would be enough to take each? We dont want to do everything expensive but not too cheap just basic accomodation, we are looking to go all round thailand, i have done a little research on the web and have found mixed answers to my question, some people say it would be a plentiful amount and some people say it wont be enough. Can you lot help me? I have also already booked my flights so the £1000 each is pure spending money on living and travelling.

Thanks

2. Posted by KScott (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y

Hey!

I'm off to Thailand for approx 6 weeks, in 2 days!

Anyway I've budgeted about 1200 quid for this part of my trip, but it includes an Open Water diving course (about 200 quid) and a liveaboard in the Similans (approx 400). About 15 quid a day without these.

So I should think you would be ok as long as you don't "splurge" too much, seeing as your splitting the cost of a double room (I guess), that would be fine.

Have fun, I can't wait!!!!!!

3. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 7y

I've taken a number of trips to Thailand over the years, solo, with my girlfriend, and with a group of friends. On my cheapest trip I was solo and spent about 500 baht, or 9 pounds a day, staying in the cheapest places I could find and eating locally. With my girlfriend, since we can share accomodation and expenses, we stay in slightly more comfortable but simple places and spend about 1200-1300 together, or 11 pounds each/day. On my last trip I had a bit more money to spend and budgeted 1000 baht, or 17 pounds per day for myself, staying in nicer places, and drinking quite a bit. Though that was the budget I gave myself, I actually never spent near that much and I would say it was more like 800 baht/day.
So on my cheapest budget, I could easily last 4 months on 1000 pounds, but on my biggest budget, 2 months would have used up all my funds.

4. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 7y

From what other travellers have been saying recently prices in Thailand have risen a lot...added to this the baht is only 55 baht to the British £. I personally think you will struggle on £1000 each to last two months.

My boyfriend and I were last there in April/May to meet my parents who were on holiday and we struggled to keep our spending below £1000 for a month for the two of us and we were travelling very budget! We also had my parents paying for a lot of things for us like several meals a week, drinks in bars and a few nights accommodation.

This was with us only staying in one place and not moving around and with the baht being 70 to the £!

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 30, 2008, at 7:00 AM by loubylou ]

5. Posted by JayDizzle (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

Heyhey

I have been here for a month or so now and have to admit it definitely costs more now. The pound has weakened a lot... in fact when I got here a month ago it was at £1/60B and now its £1/55B! It really does depends on level of comfort you wish to have.. 2000 between you for 2 months may well be doable.. thats 30 between you each day which works out to about 1700Baht a day. You can get a room with AC double bed most place for nothing more then 5-600Baht a day, leaving you over a 1000 on food and activities.. The island are a lot more expensive though, but again I found a place to stay which was fairly nice, double bed and fan on Koh Phi Phi for only 300Baht a night!

If you really want to stretch your money in Thailand, I would research into what city you think you would like most, or spend the first month travelling and settle in one of thos eplace for your second month. I am currently in Chiang Mai and have met some local people who tell me you can rent a room for a month which can be as cheap as 4000Baht a month!! This is what I will be doing ;)

Hope this helps :)

Jay

6. Posted by mattyb321 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Quoting JayDizzle

Heyhey

I have been here for a month or so now and have to admit it definitely costs more now. The pound has weakened a lot... in fact when I got here a month ago it was at £1/60B and now its £1/55B! It really does depends on level of comfort you wish to have.. 2000 between you for 2 months may well be doable.. thats 30 between you each day which works out to about 1700Baht a day. You can get a room with AC double bed most place for nothing more then 5-600Baht a day, leaving you over a 1000 on food and activities.. The island are a lot more expensive though, but again I found a place to stay which was fairly nice, double bed and fan on Koh Phi Phi for only 300Baht a night!

If you really want to stretch your money in Thailand, I would research into what city you think you would like most, or spend the first month travelling and settle in one of thos eplace for your second month. I am currently in Chiang Mai and have met some local people who tell me you can rent a room for a month which can be as cheap as 4000Baht a month!! This is what I will be doing ;)

Hope this helps :)

Jay

Thanks for the reply, we are going to be moving from place to place quite alot, so we won't be staying in any one place for that long, we will be staying in bangkok for the first week as i have my own guide who is a monk!!! for that week, then we will be moving north then central then heading down south to the islands, is thetravel still pretty cheap???

7. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 7y

I usually spend about £400 to £500 per month when I'm in Thailand but I live fairly basically. I usually stay in cheapish places and don't travel about that much. If you're travelling as a couple though you'll save a bit on accomodation as for example the places I've stayed in Koh Pha Ngan all have double beds so it's the same price for the room whether there's two or one of you.

8. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 7y

Bangkok has to be the world's best shopping centre and I spend a fortune when there. Each of the previous 3 years, I have spent 3 months in Thailand with maybe side trips. I'm glad I'm not going this year; with the low £, the high cost of fuel and the troubles there.

9. Posted by Marson84 (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

Im going to Thailand with 2 girl mates on 14th Jan 08 - 14th Feb 08 (roughly)
And i aint planning on spending more than about £700 english in that month, 3 of us sharing a £10 a night room, and then doing other things split in 3,

Does this seem about enough??