BY Professor Bear

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

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 important to be aware of its prices as they vary from time to time due to rush tourism in Thailand.

As traveling in Thailand can be cheaper than in many countries, you can decide your budget to have a vacation around seven days according to what you do, how much luxury you demand, and which parts of the country you plan to visit.

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


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

Generally, a person can survive and have a nice one-week vacation in Thailand for as low as around $445 (15000 THB). Budget travelers and backpackers can often get by in Thailand for $175- $245 per week. In addition, you would be able to travel to more destinations, eat more delicious and international meals, and stay in air-conditioned rooms on a budget of around $350- $420. 

Accordingly, a trip to Thailand for two people normally costs around $876 for one week. If you're traveling as a family, the price often goes down 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 $1000- $1050. Here we just estimated the prices and you can make your decisions wisely.

So, if you’re searching for how much your tour will cost elsewhere in the world and you’re thinking of traveling to Thailand, we have a lot of information to share with you. 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 for travel in Thailand, as well as covers a range of opinions on what it costs for each task like accommodations, foods, 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 to visit, one week is a good period to enjoy your vacation in such a charming and amazing country. You can see the jungles, Buddhist temples,  and beaches all while enjoying very delicious meals. And of course, the country has a wide range of destinations for all. 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 good budget or a 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 normal Thai restaurant will cost you between 90 and 150 baht ($4–$6). But, if you're in more touristy areas your cost may increase. 

Moreover, you can set up an international high-quality 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 meal prices in Thailand can vary, the average cost of food in Thailand is around $100 per week. 

The cost of your accommodation in Thailand depends on how much comfort that you hope for. You can easily find backpacker guesthouses in Thailand for $10 a night (320 baht) or less, as well as five-star accommodation where you can have everything you need. The average price for one person for accommodation in Thailand is $210 per week. And two people can share a typical 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 around 39.2% lower than in the USA while rents are 66% lower.



Remember that, the price of 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 and then you can share them with a friend for just $4 each. 

Hostel Dormitory Beds Arranged Room

Shared Dorms

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 cost, and $35 weekly when staying in a hostel in Thailand.



If you plan to spend a luxurious vacation in Thailand and if you don't care about your budget you can stay in a hotel. But, make sure that hotel charges vary according to the comfort level. Anyway, you may have an average cost of 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. Make sure that transportation means not only getting from one city to the next but also getting around within your destination city. Taxis and public buses are the most used mode of transportation in Thailand,  but we suggest the cheapest and joyful way to explore a city is a scooter, which costs $4 or $5 per day, $28-$35 weekly.