15 Days in Thailand: How Much Money Do I Need?371
BY Dr. Theodore (Professor Bear)

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

Do you want to know the cost of 15 days in Thailand? You've come to the correct place. Although Thailand is a budget-friendly place for all travelers, anybody coming there must be aware that its costs fluctuate due to the country's high tourist attraction. Calculating how much money you need is important, especially to travel around your desired activities, luxury, and the areas you intend to explore during your 15-day vacation. If you haven't already been to Thailand, it will no doubt be one of the places high on your travel list for a long time.

Thailand is famous for its most beautiful beaches, and its adventure activities have attracted tourists worldwide. If you get to sip a fruity cocktail while looking at the blue waters of a small island in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand, it is an indescribable value of life.

Long Boat Tourist Maya Bay Phi Phi Island Photo Taken December 1 2016 Krabi Thailand

Not only is it packed with fascinating places, but Thailand is also one of the easiest places to travel in the world. Here they have added air-conditioned buses and low-cost airlines to transport anyone anywhere they want to go.

So do you want to know how much it will cost you to do this and that and all the activities in Thailand in 15 days? So come with us to travel around Thailand and find the information you need.



How to Calculate Your Budget for 15 Days in Thailand?

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As Thailand is usually a pleasant and affordable tourist destination, 15 days is a great time to spend your holiday in such a wonderful and fantastic country. You may eat wonderful meals while viewing the woods, Buddhist monasteries, and beaches. And, of course, there are several places to visit throughout the country. So, you'll undoubtedly want to consider how to divide your time and money; you'll be busy for the next month.

If you are planning a low-cost trip in Thailand, you may buy a bowl of street cuisine for 30 Thai Baht. A typical Thai restaurant lunch will cost you between 90 and 150 Thai Baht. However, if you visit more tourist regions, your costs may rise. Furthermore, a high-quality international lunch in Thailand may be arranged for 1,360 Thai Baht. Alcohol is also rather expensive in the country. A drink can cost up to $7 if purchased or ordered in a hotel. As a result, the cost of meals in Thailand might vary substantially, but tourists should budget roughly $100 per week for eating. 

The cost of your hotel in Thailand is determined by the level of comfort you expect. In Thailand, you may easily find backpacker guesthouses for $10 per night or less and five-star lodgings with everything you need. In Thailand, the average weekly lodging cost is $210. A regular double-occupancy hotel room may also accommodate two persons. It will cost around $60 per week on average. 


The Bear Travel  Quick Fact! 

Whether you have a large or small budget, you will not go hungry or empty in Thailand.



Breakdown of Thailand Costs

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With a basic understanding of Thailand prices at various budgets, the information below can assist you in navigating particular budget issues. These will include costs of: 

  • Transportation (to and around)
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Activities


Cost of Transportation in Thailand

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Getting around Thailand may be quite cheap, especially if you use public transportation. Bus trips can be cheaper than $1, but if you're not a local, they might be difficult to catch because there aren't always designated bus stops; as a result, you must be familiar with the bus route in order to be picked up. Major cities like Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) have easier-to-utilize trains. You can travel by rail, bus, or plane in large cities.


  • Taxi
    • Taxis in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) start at slightly over $1, with a 1-kilometer journey costing $1.61. A similar route costs $1.45 in Phuket.

  • Tuk-Tuk
    • For example, a short journey down the road starts at $2. Prices are negotiable, and it is recommended and anticipated that you bargain before boarding the tuk-tuk. 

  • Private Car
    • Hiring a private vehicle with a driver is widespread across Asia, including Thailand. In Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok), a 10-hour rental starts at $118.

  • Hire a Car
    • In Thailand, you may rent a car for $200 per week to drive yourself. Europcar and Hertz provide pick-up locations at Bangkok International Airport. Scooters are less expensive to rent but more risky to drive. You may often hire one for around $60 per week.



Cost of Food in Thailand

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Thailand is unquestionably a foodie's heaven. There is so much excellent Thai cuisine, and it is all extremely reasonable, so eating will not consume a large percentage of your Thailand trip budget. Here is a list of the many types of restaurants in Thailand and their prices. 


  • Street Food
    • Street markets are the cheapest place to dine in Thailand. Full plates of food may be purchased for as low as $1, while small snacks such as fruit platters and spring rolls are also available for less than $1. This is also where you'll discover the most genuine local Thai food, so open-air markets are the way to go, regardless of your budget. 

  • Buying Groceries
    • Street markets are still the greatest places to shop if you want to prepare your own meals. Large Western-style supermarkets are uncommon in Thailand. A few small stores or 7/11s serve essentials and processed items. However, street markets provide the freshest and cheapest fruit, meat, fish, and spices. 
    • Produce in Thailand is reasonably priced, and you can purchase a bag of fruit for just a few bucks. Cooking your meals is a great way to save money, but street food in Thailand is so affordable that you might as well try the local delicacies enjoyed by the natives.

  • Local Restaurant
    • The cheapest choice for eating out is a modest, simple, local eatery with only a few menu options. A full dinner in this restaurant can cost between 40 and 100 Thai Baht, or around 2-4 USD. 

  • Tourist Restaurant
    • Several eateries are catering to foreigners in Thailand's tourist destinations. You can get Western-style food, including pizza, burgers, and European and traditional Thai dishes. Dinner in a tourist restaurant will typically cost between 100 and 200 Thai Baht or around 3-6 USD.

  • Fancy Restaurant
    • Food is fairly inexpensive, even in premium establishments. A full lunch in a high-quality restaurant can cost several hundred Baht; anything more than 30 USD is unusual. Therefore, Thailand is an excellent spot to treat yourself to the finest restaurants while spending far less than you would at home. 

  • Drinking in Thailand
    • The price of alcohol varies in Thailand. Beer is the cheapest beverage, although wine and liquor are frequently imported and hence more expensive. Beer costs 1 or 2 USD if purchased at a convenience store such as a 7/11. A beer at a bar or restaurant is slightly more costly, but it is still the cheapest, costing around 3 USD. 
    • Depending on the location, a mixed drink or cocktail might cost between $3 and $6. So, while drinking in Thailand isn't very costly, one of the greatest ways to save money in Thailand is to cut less on drinking in general and save your money for meals and entertainment.



Cost of Accommodation in Thailand

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Thailand has a wide range of accommodations to suit any vacation budget. The majority of Thailand's travel budget is spent on lodging, yet it is still quite reasonable in comparison to other countries across the world. 


  • Hostel
    • A backpacker hostel is the most affordable kind of accommodation in Thailand. A typical night in a dorm room costs between $6 and $12. The $6 hostels will be less luxurious, but the $10-$12 hostels will be considerably more. Despite the low cost, Thailand's hostels are typically quite well-kept and full of fantastic amenities. 

  • Guest House/Cheap Hotel
    • Thailand offers a number of guest homes, which are tiny, basic, and inexpensive hotels. A typical budget double room will cost you between $15 and $30 per night. If you're traveling as a couple, splitting the cost of a budget double room in a cheap hotel may be less expensive than paying for two hostel bunk beds. 

  • Mid-Range Hotel
    • Although a mid-range Thailand hotel may be quite affordable by Western norms, a magnificent hotel with a pool and many facilities can cost as little as $20 per night; however, the typical cost is between $30 and $60 per night. 

  • Luxury Hotel
    • If you want to treat yourself to the best hotels and resorts in Thailand, there are plenty of possibilities. When visiting the islands, you may find gorgeous oceanfront suites that meet your needs. Real luxury hotels in Thailand may range from $100 to $300 per night.



Activity Costs in Thailand

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After you've paid for the basics, such as food, transportation, and lodging, you can start preparing your budget for the enjoyable activities. 

There are limitless options for adventure in Thailand, and you should engage in at least a few enjoyable activities throughout your visit. Thailand tours and activities vary in price and quality. Because some tour firms are posher and more established, their excursions are more expensive. Your budget solely determines the standard of your journey.

Here's a brief rundown of some of the most popular excursions and activities in Thailand that you might want to try. The actual pricing will vary depending on the area and the firm you book with, but here is an indication of what to expect.

  • Island Hopping Day Trip
    • 30-100 USD

  • Diving or Snorkeling Day Trip
    • 50-150 USD

  • Thai Massage
    • 5-15 USD per hour

  • Muay Thai Boxing Match
    • 10-20 USD

  • Ladyboy Cabaret Show
    • 15-25 USD

  • Cooking Class
    • 30-60 USD
  • Guided Temple Tour
    • 20-70 USD



Thailand Budget Travel Tips

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To summarize what you've read so far, here are some of the greatest budget travel recommendations for Thailand that will assist you in saving money during your trip. 

  • Traveling during the off-season 

  • Choose low-cost flights 

  • Try to share songthaews with other travelers 

  • Don't allow tuk-tuk drivers to take advantage of you! 

  • When possible, eat street cuisine

  • Take benefit of all the free activities available in Thailand

Enjoy Your 15 Days Effectively in Thailand 

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Thailand is actually one of those countries where you can travel as much or as little as you like. And this is unique because you can get the highest satisfaction for the money spent. It is no secret that you can get many experiences in Thailand that you cannot get in your own country. All in all, maximum inspiration can easily be found in Thailand on a budget of $30-$50 per day. 

We have summarized this guide to spending 15 days in Thailand and many things you need to know to make the most of your trip. Enjoy!


15 Days in Thailand How Much Money Do I Need


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Written by
Dr. Theodore (Professor Bear)

Hi! I'm Dr. Theodore Bennet (Professor Bear), your scholarly travel companion who brings history to life with immersive tours and expert guides. With a Ph.D. in History and years of travel writing experience, I offer authoritative insights for unforgettable journeys.


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