How much do things cost in Thailand?

Backpacking Mae Sariang

As of June 2013, this is a list of how much things cost in Thailand if you were considering backpacking. Take into account these costs are aimed at Backpackers who are looking to live as cheap as possible. All prices are in Thai Baht (baht). I update these prices regularly when I pay more, or less for something.


Accommodation North of Bangkok (single room with fan): 100-150 baht
Accommodation North of Bangkok (single room with fan/aircon and bathroom): 150-380 baht
Accommodation South of Bangkok (single room with fan): 200-230 baht
Water small: 6-10 baht
Water big: 14-20 baht
Beer big: 40-45 baht
Street meal: 20-50 baht
Street snack: 5-10 baht
Internet (per hour): 10-30 baht
Thai bank charge on every cash withdrawal: 150-180 baht
Local SIM card: 45 baht
Temple entry in Bangkok: 50-100 baht
Grand palace entry: 500 baht
National park entry: 100-200 baht
Two man tent: 600 baht
Sleeping bag: 400 baht
Rent a tent: 150-300 baht
Rent a sleeping bag: 40-50 baht
Rent a pillow: 10 baht
Mosquito repellent: 50 baht
Hire a bicycle: 20-50 baht
Hire a 125cc motorbike: 100-200 baht
Camera: 2000 baht
Camera case: 120 baht


Local ferry in Bangkok: 15 baht
Skytrain in Bangkok: 15-55 baht
Train (3rd class) from Bangkok to Ayutthaya: 15 baht
Train (3rd class) from Ayutthaya to Lopburi: 13 baht
Train (3rd class) from Lopburi to Phitsanulok: 51 baht
Ranger pickup from Nakhon Thai to Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park: 400 baht
Bus (aircon) from Nakhon Thai to Phitsanulok: 73 baht
Bus from Phitsanulok to New Sukhothai: 50 baht
Songthaew (one place) from New Sukhothai bus station to town centre: 20 baht
Songthaew (one place) from New Sukhothai to Old Sukhothai: 30 baht
Bus (aircon) from Sukhothai to Tak: 59 baht
Minivan (aircon) from Tak to Lan Sang National Park: 78 baht
Songthaew (one place) from Mae Sot to Umphang: 120 baht
Songthaew (one place) from Mae Sot to Mae Sariang: 200 baht
Bus (aircon) from Mae Sariang to Mae Hong Son: 178 baht
Minivan (aircon) from Mae Hong Son to Pai: 150 baht
Minivan (aircon) from Pai to Chiang Mai: 150 baht
Bus (aircon) from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai: 81 baht
Bus from Chiang Rai to Mae Chan: 40 baht
Songthaew (one place) from Mae Sai to Chiang Saen: 50 baht
Songthaew (one place) from Chiang Saen to Chiang Khong: 100 baht
Boat (one place) from Chiang Khong to Huay Xai: 40 baht
Bus (aircon) from Nong Khai to Udon Thani: 40 baht
Bus (aircon) from Udon Thani to Chaiyaphum: 200 baht
Bus (aircon) from Chaiyaphum to Saraburi: 150 baht
Train (3rd class) from Bangkok to Hua Hin: 90 baht
Train (3rd class) from Hua Hin to Prachuap Khiri Khan: 19 baht
Train (3rd class) from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Chumpon: 45 baht
Bus (aircon) from Chumpon to Ranong: 130 baht
Ferry from Chumpon to Koh Tao: 500 baht
Ferry from Koh Tao to Surat Thani: 450 baht
Bus (aircon) from Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park: 100 baht
Bus (aircon) from Khao Sok National Park to Krabi (change at Takua Pa): 220 (70+150) baht
Bus (aircon) from Krabi to Trang: 130 baht
Bus from Trang to Satun: 90 baht
Bus from Satun to Songkhla (change at Hat Yai): 60/21 baht

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3 Responses

  1. Will says:

    Good review, would the prices be the same during june? How much baht would your recommend for 1 month? Or in english pounds would be fine

    • Jonathan says:

      Hiya mate, June is the low season so the prices will be similar if you are travelling from Bangkok heading North, I’ve heard it’s a bit more expensive down south, but that’s expected due to the higher percentage of tourists. It depends how much your willing to budget. If you don’t go out drinking every night then you could budget 300-400 pound per month. Have a nice time on your trip. Jonathan

  1. March 30, 2013

    […] Both parks charge 200 baht entry and renting a tent will cost around 300 baht and more if you want a sleeping bag, etc. You can see the prices on my up to date list of how much things cost in Thailand. […]

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