Thailand Budget

Thailand Budget

Our trip to Thailand was the longest we have taken thus far. And therefore, coming up with a Thailand budget was more difficult for us. Especially taking into account how much was on our bucket list for the country! Seriously guys, you could spend months here and still not see all of the attractions or participate in all of the adventurous activities they have to offer. To see what we did you can check out our adventures page here. Taking into account that we had activities such as visiting elephants, tigers, going rock climbing, scuba diving and zip lining, we had an idea that if we set our Thailand budget for under $5,000 we would be doing really well and it would give us plenty of leeway for all of the activities the country had to offer. So you can imagine our surprise (and excitement) when we came in way under budget! As with every trip, tickets are always the top determining factor of the budget. Luckily for us, they’re not too outrageous from Korea. You can book tickets to Thailand here.
The Thailand budget below is for 13 nights and 14 days and reflects the price for both my husband and I.

Thailand Budget

  • Esther tiew

    May I know what currency did you use for the budget?

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      Hi Esther, all budgets are converted to USD. let me know if you have any other questions!

      • Esther

        Thanks! I like your blogs on all your travels and most of all your budget! Really should plan a trip to Thailand one day.. May I know, usually, how do you plan for you accomodation?

        • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

          thanks so much! i really appreciate it! we budget 50USD per night for our hotels. most of the time we are able to find a bit below this including breakfast

  • Jordyn

    How did you get from Chiang Mai down to Phi Phi?

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      We took a flight, I included it in the total cost of the flights above

  • Marsa

    chelsea!! i love love love how you’ve broken down your budget for all of us to see :)

    when me and jerry went to japan last summer, we totally went under budget too and that was definitely exciting .

    we ended up just treating ourselves to really good food haha :p
    such fatties we are

    <3

    -marsa
    The DayLee Journal

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      awe thanks so much! i’m glad you like it! i love finding out that we’re under budget on certain days. that means there’s good eaten that night!

  • http://www.newhorizon.org/Info/unsecured.htm NewHorizon.Org

    Thailand is one of my fave place in Asia. I want to go back there.

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      mine too! i would LOVE to spend more time in thailand!

  • Dianne

    Love these posts. So great to see a real budget to get a real idea of the costs. Thanks for sharing!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      thanks so much! i’m glad that it’s been so helpful. i have another one coming up to. they’re great for even us to plan future trips with!

  • http://heleneinbetween.com/ Helene

    this is so awesome!! yall did a great job budgeting and staying under budget! always love to see how much something really costs!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      thanks! i really like putting these together. hopefully it will encourage someone to take the plunge and just GO! so many times we think a place is much more expensive than it actually is

  • http://www.diariesofanessexgirl.com/ Kate Hall

    Wow Chelsea, you guys did so well to stay under your budget and it is great to hear that Thailand isn’t as expensive as research may show… I mean, I’m assuming you set your budget from research anyway ;).
    It’s on Dan and I’s bucket list for when we come to Asia and we have even considered moving there, it just looks so incredible!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      thanks! we actually set our budget based on what we spend in Bali and it was WAY lower. We spent less in Thailand for two weeks than we did for one week in Bali. But i think a lot of that had to do with just more experience traveling in the area and knowing how to find cheaper prices.

  • http://eatseedoblog.com/ Anna @ Eat, See, Do

    I love SE Asia. You can do so much there for so much less. This is a brilliant breakdown. I’ve been twice but we’re thinking of going back for the honeymoon as there as we can have so much!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      i would LOVE to go back and spend more time in thailand. and i agree! we’re always pleasantly surprised at how much we can do for such a low cost. i’m going to miss these prices when we leave!

  • http://she-travels.net/ Chantal

    I’ve never been to Thailand but it’s definitely on my list to visit some day. One can never start to early with planning and budgetting and this is absolutely helping

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      yes yes yes! it’s never too early to start planning a trip here : )

      • http://she-travels.net/ Chantal

        It’s never too early to start planning any trip haha. Travel is life :)

  • Casey

    You have no idea how much this made my day… I’ve been working on what we are planning for day to day budgets for India, Cambodia and Thailand and I realized that I am way over budgeting because I’m so used to the prices we see in Europe! I think we’ll be really pleasantly surprised when we get home after that trip! :)

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      haha glad i could help! cambodia and thailand were very comparable in prices. it’s shocking how much you can save in these places!

  • http://www.kayliwanders.com/ Kayli Schattner

    Wow- great prices!! I can’t believe you stayed two weeks there only spending that much. We’re contemplating a trip to Thailand within’ the next couple of years and this definitely gave me a clearer view on what we’d actually spend. Thanks for that!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      i was pleasantly surprised as well ; ) AND that’s not even REALLY restricting what we spent. we had a budget sure, but we didn’t limit ourselves on things we wanted to do. it’s such a great country to visit and so affordable too!

  • Michelle

    really useful, thanks for sharing!

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      your welcome! glad you liked it!

  • http://tothedayslikethis.blogspot.co.uk/ Sammy Dorn

    I love SE Asia. So affordable, the people are friendly and the food is amazing! What more could you ask for!? I love your budget outlines!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      exactly! i hope more people start to travel here, it’s such an amazing place with so many different, budget friendly places to travel to!

  • http://www.thewanderblogger.com/ Sarah Shumate

    I know I’ve said this before as a comment on your blog, but whenever I see your trip budgets in Asia I get so JEALOUS! It would be close to impossible to replicate those numbers traveling through Europe, unless you were willing to stay in hostels and eat to-go food. Which I’m not. :o) I’m also turning into the green-eyes monster imagining 14 days in Thailand… That must have been an amazing trip!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      haha i agree and that’s why we’re living up the time that we have in asia and the time we have left of cheap destinations : ) and from what we spend, you could spend SO much less if you stayed in hostels!

      • http://www.thewanderblogger.com/ Sarah Shumate

        At the prices you’re getting for regular accommodations, why would you WANT to stay in a hostel? I am SO hoping that one day I can live in Asia again and show Cory and Lexie how wonderful everything is over there. A part of me will always consider Singapore home, even though it was only home for 3-4 years.

  • http://www.thecrackedlensblog.wordpress.com/ Asia @ The Cracked Lens

    Omg words cannot express how jealous I am

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      haha thailand is a great place to visit for any budget!

  • http://www.sunshine2thesquareinch.blogspot.com/ Beka Johnson

    My favorite part of that budget? $17 massage! SCORE!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      umm heck yes. for BOTH of us! AND that was right on the beach in a touristy town aka, more expensive than other areas. if only the states had these prices : )

  • http://www.scatteredseashells.com/ Chantal

    That is GREAT pricing! It gives me hope for our trip to Thailand!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      thanks! and from what we spent you can definitely spend a lot less or a lot more. Thailand is great for any budget!

  • http://alexfahey.blogspot.com/ Alex Fahey

    Thanks again for your budget outline! This helps so much when we are trying to come up with our travel plans.

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      i’m glad you like it! let me know if you have any other questions when you get ready to head out and travel! any travel plans in the works right now?

  • Influenced Book

    Wow. I stayed in Thailand with my son for nearly 6 months. Living in SiSaket we traveled to Chiang Mai, Koh Chang, Savannahket (Laos), Bangkok several times over, Pattaya, Railay Bay, Krabi, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Penang for 6400 USD (w plane tickets). You were staying at some rather expensive places. I had Chaing Mai for two weeks for 125 dollars.

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      there are definitely cheaper options as far as accommodation. we spent around 40-50 USD for hotels each night. but if we stayed in one place longer we def would have rented a hotel room for a whole month which is a TON cheaper. what you spent is amazing! i totally hear ya though, you can spend as little or as much as you want in thailand!

      • Influenced Book

        That is so true about Thailand. There is roam for a small budget and a lavish budget! I did the elephants and zipline with my son for his birthday. We didn’t do scuba diving but we did snorkeling and sea kayaking. (A group of French Canadians took him to the Tiger Park. Thank goodness because I was not sure how I felt about this.) We also took the bus everywhere which saves money but not really time & we had lots of time to spare. Although, I recommend the train from Bangkok down to Malaysia. Crossing borders is easier this way.

  • Caroline L.

    Gotta love how affordable SE Asia is, and yet how incredibly fun it is (from what I’ve heard)! My sister said that Thailand’s probably her favorite place she’s ever visited, followed closely by Cambodia :)

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      haha heck yes! i love it! i’m going to be in shock if we make it over to europe and compare their prices!

  • http://www.makingsenseofcents.com/ Michelle

    Oh my gosh I am so glad you did this! We are planning on going to Thailand in January or February and I have been looking for a budget post on Thailand!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      i’m glad you like it! if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to send me an email! you’re going to love it! and that time of year is perfect, we went around that time last year

  • http://sweetsmores.com/ Mallory

    I love your budgets! I’ll probably say that every time you post one 😉 Thailand is the number one country on my travel list so I’m bound to make it happen before I leave Japan. I was thinking next winter, one to avoid the summer heat, and I think I’d have the most time to travel then. I will definitely be using this budget to help me plan out my travels!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      awe thanks so much! i actually love putting these together! you definitely need to go, it’s one of my favorite countries that we’ve been to. when you do go, and have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email!

  • http://www.ch-ashley.com/ Ashley

    That is fantastic! You got to do so much!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      thanks! and there was SO much to do we could have stayed there much longer and just brush the surface!

  • Ashley Cray

    Girl you’re totally speaking to my heart right now – not only with traveling but with travel budgeting! My nerdy self loves this post (and I sent the link to my fiance to check out).

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      haha i’m glad you like it! i’m a bit compulsory when it comes to keeping track of our budget! hope you check out some of the other ones i’ve done! i actually love putting these together ; )

  • Katie Cook

    You are so good at making these budgets!!!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      thanks so much! i’m glad you like them!

  • http://perkythoughts.tumblr.com/ Per @ Perky Thoughts

    Wow. $1,484 for the tickets? I guess it’s cheaper to fly from the Philippines. I got a roundtrip ticket for $95, Cebu Pacific Airlines.

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      what?! that’s amazing! yea, we sometimes don’t get the best prices. this has to do with not only our location but also our job. we have no flexibility of vacation days and the dates of our vacation are usually the times when the largest companies in korea also have their vacations. tickets increase quite a bit!

      • http://perkythoughts.tumblr.com/ Per @ Perky Thoughts

        Yeah, they do crazy cheap promos for flights months and even a year in advance. You just have to be quick when you book seats as they run out fast.

  • Jane Graybeal

    Oh my gosh, your post could not have come at a better time! My husband and I are going to Thailand for the first time next month and still have a LOT of planning to do! This info is very helpful, but I may be emailing you with questions! :)

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      that’s awesome! you are going to LOVE it! don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions! lostintravelsblog@gmail.com

  • http://www.mylifeandlemons.com/ Kenzie S

    Oh wow, great job staying so under your budget!!

    • http://lostintravelsblog.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

      thanks! hope this was of some help!