7 Days in Thailand: How Much Money Do I Need?230
BY Professor Bear

7 Days in Thailand: How Much Money Do I Need?

Do you want to know the budget for 7 days in Thailand? Then you're in the right place. Although Thailand is a country that covers all budgets, it is essential to be aware of its prices as they vary from time to time due to rush tourism in the country.

Thailand travel can be more budget-friendly than other countries, particularly if you plan your budget around your desired activities, preferred luxury, and the regions you intend to explore during your seven-day vacation.

Let's find out how much money you must spend in Thailand a week.


Quick Tips to Travel in Thailand at a Low Cost

  • Eat street food
  • Find a place to sleep in a person
  • Shop at a weekend market
  • Use public transportation 
  • Change your money
  • Visit free cultural sites
  • Use water dispensers
  • Avoid scams

In general, enjoying a pleasant week-long vacation in Thailand for as low as $445 (15,000 THB) is possible. Budget travelers and backpackers can stretch their budget to $175-$245 weekly. With a budget of $350-$420, you can travel to multiple destinations, indulge in delectable international cuisine, and even stay in air-conditioned accommodations.

Accordingly, a two-person trip to Thailand typically costs around $876 for one week. If you're traveling as a family, the price often decreases because kid's tickets are cheaper, and hotel rooms can be shared. And If you’re looking to stay in expensive resorts or hotels, eat mostly Western food or in tourist areas, drink a lot, and fly a lot, you should budget around $1,000- $1,050. Here we estimate the prices, and you can decide wisely.

So, if you’re searching for how much your tour will cost elsewhere and you’re considering traveling to Thailand, we have much information to share. We hope sharing this article may help you to decide if Thailand is the right place to spend your next one-week vacation. So, this article demystifies the cost of travel in Thailand and covers a range of opinions on what it costs for each task, like accommodations, food, transportation, and travel destinations.

How to Calculate Your Budget

How to Calculate Your Budget for Seven Days in Thailand? 

As Thailand is always an enchanting and inexpensive destination for tourists, one week is an excellent time to enjoy your vacation in such a charming and fantastic country. You can see the jungles, Buddhist temples,  and beaches while enjoying delicious meals. And, of course, the country has a wide range of destinations. So, you’ll no doubt want to think about how to split your time and money; you have things for over a month to do there.

Whether you have a reasonable or low budget, you'll surely not stay hungry in Thailand. If you plan a low-budget tour in Thailand, you can take a bowl of street food for 30 baht (around $1). A meal in a regular Thai restaurant will cost you between 90 and 150 baht ($4–$6). But, your cost may increase if you're in more touristy areas. 

Moreover, you can set up a high-quality international meal in Thailand for 1,360 baht ($56). When it comes to alcohol, it can also be pricey in Thailand. Buy or order a beer in a hotel, and you can pay up to $7. Accordingly, the cost of meals in Thailand can vary greatly, but on average, travelers can expect to spend around $100 per week on food expenses.

Your accommodation cost in Thailand depends on how much comfort you hope for. You can easily find backpacker guesthouses in Thailand for $10 a night (320 baht) or less and five-star accommodations where you can have everything you need. One person's average accommodation price in Thailand is $210 per week. And two people can share a standard double-occupancy hotel room. It will cost an average price of $60 per week. 


The Bear Travel  Quick Trivia! 

The cost of living in Thailand is approximately 39.2% lower than in the United States. Additionally, rental costs are significantly lower, with an average of 66% lower in Thailand compared to the USA.



Remember that the accommodation in Thailand is very reasonable, as a private room in a guesthouse in Thailand will only cost you about $8. There is no matter how many people are staying in the room. Moreover, most private rooms have two beds; you can share them with a friend for just $4 each. 


Shared Dorms

Hostel Dormitory Beds Arranged Room

If you can share your room with another one, and you’re a delight to stay in shared dorm rooms, you can expect to pay somewhere between $3 and $6 per night anywhere in Thailand. 



It is the best way for solo tourists to spend a holiday at an affordable price and meet more friends. You will cost $5.09 daily and $35 weekly when staying in a hostel in Thailand.



If you plan a luxurious vacation in Thailand and don't care about your budget, you can stay in a hotel. But make sure that hotel charges vary according to the comfort level. You may have an average hotel charge of nearly $60 for a week in Thailand.



The most costly expense during your tour in Thailand is transportation. Most travelers use boats, trucks, tuk-tuks, scooters, vans, and buses. Transportation means getting from one city to the next within your destination city. Taxis and public buses are Thailand's most used modes of transportation,  but we suggest the cheapest and most joyful way to explore a city is a scooter, which costs $4 or $5 per day, $28-$35 weekly. 

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The average cost of local transportation in Thailand is approximately $80 per person per week. If you plan to travel between cities and towns, the cost can average around $360. However, the transportation price can vary based on factors such as the length of the route, the mode of transportation used, and the travel date.



In addition, if you use entertaining activities during your week trip to Thailand, it will cost an average of $15.70 per day and $110 per week. The budget was calculated with fees for admission tickets to museums and attractions, sightseeing costs, day tours, and nightclub expenses. These prices will vary based on your travel style and select destinations.


Other Costs in Thailand 

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Cost for Tips in Thailand

The average price for Tips and Handouts in Thailand is $3.09 daily and 21.63 weekly. A foreigner may have to pay the usual 5%-15% tip in Thailand. But keep in mind that tipping is not expected in Thailand outside of luxury hotels and more excellent restaurants.


Prices for Bad Things That Might Happen 

Unexpectedly, many bad things may happen on a trip. Well, you've just got ready for it! We suggest you plan an average price of $200 for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Thailand.


Cost for Alcohol 

If you plan to indulge in alcoholic beverages during your Thailand vacation, you should budget around $50 per week. Of course, the more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you may have, but this also means you'll need to allocate a higher budget for your trip.


Money for Water in Thailand 

It's important to note that tap water in Thailand is unsafe for consumption, so you'll need to purchase drinking water during your trip. A 1.5-liter bottle of drinking water typically costs around $0.45. However, some hotels may offer free water refills, and you can also find water-refill machines on the streets for just a few Baht per liter. On average, travelers spend around $10.15 weekly on bottled water in Thailand.

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So, unless prices are fixed, you can often negotiate in Thailand for a better deal. It's a part of Thai culture, but do it correctly to minimize your budget during your tour. Traveling to Thailand can be very affordable. How much money you need in Thailand depends on what you do and your style. You can follow innovative budget travel techniques to save money during your tour to Thailand.

You can plan your Thailand tour with an average budget of $445 for a person per week. And we hope that's the natural beauty of traveling in Thailand and that the infrastructure happily accommodates all budgets.



The Bear Travel  Vocabulary Time!

: the price paid or required for acquiring, producing, or maintaining something, usually measured in money, time, or energy


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: delightfully charming or attractive


: an unlucky accident


: a deceptive scheme or trick is used to cheat someone out of something, especially money



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