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Thailand Money



Thailand Money

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.


The guesthouses 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.


Thailand Money

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 10 baht.


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

Money in Thailand


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.



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