If you may think that visiting
Thailand is expansive, then you should relax; it’s
not, due to the Thailand money and the living
standards. The foreign currency exchanges are
advantageous and the living standard is affordable.
If you have a limited budget, you need about 700
baht (the Thailand money) per day outside the
capital and the most of the islands.
You need this
amount for accommodation in guesthouse, food,
transport but it is not enough for beers in clubs,
vehicle hiring or transport on long distances. If
your budget is about 1500 baht per day, then you can
have a comfortable life in Thailand.
are the best choice if you want to stay in provinces, even
if you have a bigger budget. The tastier and cheaper food
can be found in markets. You can obtain the Thailand
baht from the ATMs, which are widespread. You should have an
American dollar cash supply with you, in case of a border
run. In the big cities and at hotels you can use the credit
card buy they are not accepted in restaurants or in the
guesthouses owned by a family.
In Thailand, Is not an expected thing to give tips.
Of course, a restaurant bill can make the exception,
you can leave the charge if the bill cost 490 baht
and you give a 500 baht note. It is a normal tip and
it is not a big amount. You also have to know that
is not usual to leave the change if it’s more than
There are hotel restaurants and eateries
where you’ll see 10% added to the bill. In these
cases, the tips are excluded.In the Bangkok’s
restaurants visited by tourists some tipping
standards were adopted. Baht is the Thailand money;
in one baht are 100 satang.
There are coins
of 50 satang and 25 satang pieces and coins of 1, 2, 5 and
10 baht. The new coins have Arabic and Thai numerals while
the older one have only the Thai numerals.
Introduced in 2007, the 2 baht
coin has about the same design and size as the 1
baht coin and this is why is easy to confuse them.
Usually, these two coins are issued at the
supermarkets that don’t have rounded prices. The 20
baht note has the green colour, the 50 baht note is
blue, the 100 baht note is red, 500 baht – purple
and the 1000 baht – beige. The 10 baht bills were
changed in the ’90s with the 10 baht coin but you
may have the chance to meet a paper note. If you
need to exchange money, the banks are the perfect
choice, with the best exchange rates. There are also
the private moneychangers but they are rare. Euros,
dollars and British pounds are the preferred
currency when you want to buy Thailand
money. In the Nation and the Bangkok Post newspapers you can
see the exchange rates or in the daily rate sheet that can
be seen at the Thailand banks.