Thai Baht is the local currency of Thailand. Remember, cards are not widely accepted in Thailand. So it’s necessary to have currency in hand for all your needs.
It’ll be good If you can buy Thai Baht in exchange for your local currency before leaving to Thailand. If Thai Baht is not available, then get US Dollars and then convert the US Dollars to Thai Baht from Thailand airport (There are so many currency exchange outlets in Thailand airport).
For the expenses like food and public transport for the 5days trip, you’ll need a maximum of 2000 BHT/person. If you are planning to take taxi instead of public transport, then you’ll need an extra 4000 BHT.
This is how the rough expense split-up will look like (per head for the whole trip):
|Item||Price (INR)||Price (USD)|
|Activities||₹ 11,000||$ 173|
|Food||₹ 1700||$ 27|
|Public Transport||₹ 1750||$ 28|
|Sim Card||₹ 600||$ 10|
|Visa Fee||₹ 2000 or ₹ 4000||$ 32 or $ 64|
This will add up to ₹ 19,050 (INR) OR $ 302 (USD)
Note : Keep extra cash for Taxi, Shopping or any other expense.
Food : You have lots of local food outlets to try Thai street food. Eat local to minimize expense.
There are lots and lots of SevenEleven shops in each and every corner where you can grab some quick bites (bread, sandwich, burger, fried chicken, drinks etc). Also check Google Maps for nearby supermarkets from where you can get packed food items at a better price.
Other options would be :
Breakfast : You’ll get Bread, Nutella, Sandwiches, Muffins, Fruit Juice, WeatBix etc
Lunch / Dinner : PizzaHut, KFC, McDonalds and various other options available.
Packaged Drinking Water : Costs around 14 BHT for a big bottle (2L).