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Thailand is one of the most budget-friendly and luxurious destinations for honeymoon celebrations. There are hills, busy beaches, secluded beaches, lively urban life, animal sanctuaries and more for every couple there. As a result, travel enthusiasts are quite impressed with which one to choose!

Traveling to Phuket Island near Bangkok is more enjoyable. There is a combination of hypnotic beaches, lovely hills, trekking trails, luxurious places to stay, night beauty and shopping opportunities. Getting to see the hills and the natural beauty is good if you choose Northern Thailand.

There is no shortage of forests, wildlife sanctuaries and royal hills. The top attractions in Thailand are the Kauai River Bridge, Erawan National Park, Mooka Hong, Hat Karon, Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, Ko Muk, Thum Morakot (Emerald Cave), Catholic Church of Chanthaburi.

Thailand has always been considered a #cheap destination to live and to #travel. But how cheap is it?
You decide. We'll just share some information and some tips from the insiders. But first check out our recommendations on building itinerary around Thailand.

cheap trip to Thailand travel guide

1. Food in Thailand


Thailand is a real paradise for adventurous eaters. You can find all cuisines of the world here and of course, the local national cuisine is definitely worth trying. But we are talking about the money here, right? So, how much is it?

Street food is really cheap.

  • All sorts of BBQ – chicken, pork, seafood, mushrooms, vegetables start from only 10 baht (~30 US cents) per stick.
  • A decent serving of Thai soup may start from 30 baht (~1 USD) up.
  • Fried rice, pad thai (noodles fried with seafood, chicken, pork or vegetables) ~40 baht up.

The above prices are valid for Thai-style places with metal tables and plastic chairs. Very authentic, usually very tasty but looks...well you may not always like the way they look. Nothing common with western standards. Be prepared that the cook will put the food into your plate with the hand they've just taken money from a buyer with.

Food courts are very popular in Thailand – both among the local people and tourists. You can find them in every big supermarket. Double the above prices to have your meal in air-conditioned premises where cooks don't deal with money. The food courts usually have a booth where you can get a payment card to shop in the food court.

There are also a lot of western standard fancy restaurants with nice interiors, excellent service, and food. Prices are about average European level with main dishes starting at 20-25 USD and up depending on the restaurant class.

You can also use Food Panda app to check the restaurants and street food prices.

If you are going to stay for quite a long period you might miss home-made food. Modern Condominiums often have kitchenettes but not always. So if you want to have a stove make it clear with the owner/ agent. Very often they call it a kitchen but it actually only has a fridge and a microwave oven.

Prices at the supermarkets.

  • milk ~ 50 baht/l
  • almond milk ~ 85 baht/l
  • coconut milk ~
  • pork ~ 150-300 baht/kilo
  • chicken ~60- 160 baht/kilo
  • fish ~ from 60 baht/pcs.
  • salmon ~ from 900 baht/kilo
  • shrimps ~ 240 baht/kilo
  • bread ~30 -100 baht /baguette or a loaf
  • oats ~ 40 baht/ 400 gr
  • rice ~ 20 -100 baht/kilo
  • butter ~ 120 baht /200 gr
  • cheese ~ from 160 baht/200 gr
  • ham ~ from 600 baht/kilo
  • eggs ~ from 40 baht/10 pcs.
  • spaghetti ~ from 50 baht/500 gr

Fruits and vegetables are usually fresher at the farmer's markets.

  • mango – depending on the season and the destination from 30/kilo baht during mango season in Hua Hin to 120 baht/kilo by the beach on Phuket.
  • papaya – 30 baht/kilo up
  • bananas 20 baht/bunch up
  • mangosteens 25 baht/kilo up
  • durians 180 baht/kilo up depending on the durian sort. The price is usually per kilo before peeling.
  • pine-apples from 10 baht unpeeled, 20 baht peeled/pcs up.
  • coconuts from 20 baht/pcs. up.
  • tomatoes ~ 60 baht/kilo
  • potatoes ~ 40 baht/kilo
  • carrots ~ 40 baht/kilo
  • onions ~ 40 baht/kilo
  • cucumbers ~ 20 baht/kilo
  • pumpkin ~ 25 baht/kilo
  • cabbage ~ 30 baht/kilo

2. Transport in Thailand


Check out 12go.asia for traveling around Thailand. Yes, they charge a little commission (~50 baht) but you have all your commutes scheduled, you don't need to look for ticket offices and you can pay by your credit card which is not always possible at the ticket offices and bus stations.

Taxi: In Bangkok you can see a lot of bright-colored taxi cars. You can either bargain before you get into the car or make sure the driver has put the meter on. Keep in mind that they will charge toll roads extra – on top of the amount on the meter.

Tuk-tuks: are usually more expensive than a regular car-taxi. But if you want to try it as a tourist thing you can first check the approximate price in your Grab application and then haggle. Grab is the most convenient and hassle-free way to call a taxi when you don't have to explain where you need to go and you can see the price in advance. But again, toll roads will be charged extra.

Use our promo GRAB0I29NHKY to get a discount on your first trip with Grab. Also, check out our list of Best Apps for Traveling in Thailand.

3. Flights


Check out our best hacks on How to Save on Flights. They are all tried and tested and they really work!

4. Accommodation


Yes, we all know booking.com that is claiming to guarantee best prices. But trust and verify. Use this link to compare prices. If you prefer to stay at private apartments to have the benefits of feeling at home use our promo airbnb link to get a welcome discount.

When booking accommodation in Bangkok keep in mind that it's a huge city not always designed for walking. That means that you either have to rent a motor bike or you'd better make sure you can get from your place to BTS/MRT walking. The map may show that it's only about 1 km way but in fact there may be no walking pass there and you'll have to look for a taxi every time you need to go explore the city or get back home.

There are also districts taxi drivers do not like again meaning you'll lose time and money every time. A cheap apartment may total you times more due to those unforeseen transport issues. So, just read the reviews carefully and don't be shy to ask the host.

Accommodation price in the beach areas depends on how far the place is from the beach. 2-3 km from the sea may save you hundreds if you're OK with renting and riding a motor bike. While reading reviews also pay attention to any mentions of stray dogs.
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