Thailand is one of my favourite countries and staying here for a couple of weeks seems to be one of the easiest decision. This time around we spent eight days in Bangkok and three days in Phuket Town.
The sprawling city of Bangkok is a nice break after spending some time in Siem Reap. I missed the chaos of city living. And of course, for foodies like me, Thailand’s cuisine is a great treat.
Anyway, here’s how much I spent in Bangkok and Phuket Town.
Bear in mind that our cost of transport from SR to Bangkok was covered in our SR budget.
Accommodation now in Bangkok is not as cheap as before. Maybe because of the current exchange rate where 1THB = P1.4, which is no favorable for Peso holders like me.
We found a good deal though at Thara’s Guesthouse (10 minutes walk from Khao San) along Pra Athit road. THB200 for a double room/night.
In Phuket Town, your cheapest option would be On On Guesthouse or Pengman Hostel, bear in mind that these are very basic accommodation so don’t expect that much.
Affordable meals are available anywhere costing us an average of THB35/rice meal and THB25/cup of milk tea.
Local bus cost around THB7 from Pra Athit to Siam or Silom Area. MRT or BTS was a bit expensive (price depends on distance).
Ask your hostel receptionist for the bus route from your hostel to your desired destination.
we booked a non-direct bus from Bangkok to Phuket which is cheaper than the direct bus. More info on How to Go to Phuket from Bangkok here.
Additional expense incurred from buying new cheap shirts at Chatuchak for 50baht each and a pair of shorts. A lot of my old shirts have now holes on it LOL.
Your best bet for a cheap accommodation but best bowl of noodles in Phuket Town
Travelling does not need to be expensive!