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|Conversion rates US Dollar / Thai Baht|
|10 USD||300.10000 THB|
|20 USD||600.20000 THB|
|50 USD||1500.50000 THB|
|100 USD||3001.00000 THB|
In Thailand , USD $100 Can Get You: 60-140 one-way trips on the Bangkok rail system (BTS/MRT); 2-3 one-way flights between Bangkok and Phuket.
1,000 baht a day is a lot more than the minimum wage (in the formal job market and way way more than up country) in Thailand. Few people would come Thailand to holiday as a poor Thai.
Thailand : What a Dollar Can Buy You Four liters of drinking water ( 1 gallon), or 1.5 liters of sparkling water. One hour of talking time on your cell phone within Thailand using the 1 -2-Call SIM card. Local English-language newspaper such as the Bangkok Post (compare that to the Times of India for $0.06)
Online Prices Can range from 1000 – 1500 Baht Short time. Long time Add 500- 1000 Baht . The online method is also a great way to find a holiday Thai girlfriend for a few days or weeks at a time.
A nostalgic, glass bottle of Coke costs around 15 baht . A large bottle of Thai Chang beer can be found in restaurants around Khao San Road / Soi Rambuttri for under 90 baht . 7-Eleven price for a large bottle of beer is usually less than 60 baht .
50,000 Baht a Month – Many western teachers in Thailand say the 50,000 baht figure is enough money for a comfortable lifestyle with several monthly ‘luxury’ items thrown in. 80,000 Baht a Month – Approximately $2,555, and you will be much closer to living in the lap of luxury.
Some are harder to trade, and this usually includes labour and land. So this means that prices can vary quite a bit in different countries and regions. In Thailand labour is pretty cheap , and land is fairly cheap . With restaurants, and to some extent hotels, a lot of the cost comes from the land and labour.
THAILAND HAS been ranked as one of the 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists, with high rates of crime and violence and low reliability of police services, according to a recent survey.
A budget of 2,500 to 5,000 baht per day is enough to stay in a three or four star hotel, eat at most of Bangkok’s mid range and high-end restaurants and easily get around the city by taxi instead of depending on the BTS, khlong boats and bus system.
Simon from Pattaya said a 1,000 baht gets him a Thai green curry, coconut rice and some beer whilst he can watch the sunset along Pattaya beach. Some common themes did crop up, besides the naughty comments, and they related to alcohol. George from Rayong said the money pays for a bottle Scotch and cigarettes.
The country faces problems with air, declining wildlife populations, deforestation, soil erosion, water scarcity, and waste issues. According to a 2004 indicator, the cost of air and water pollution for the country scales up to approximately 1.6–2.6% of GDP per year.
While you can use U.S. dollars and some other major currencies in some countries, they’re not widely accepted in Thailand . You will need to exchange any other currency you are carrying for baht.
Banks or private money changers offer the best foreign- exchange rates . When buying baht , US dollars is the most accepted currency, followed by British pounds and euros. Most banks charge a commission and duty for each travellers cheque cashed.
You will get your best exchange rate in Thailand . There is NO reason to bring any Thai baht with you to Thailand ! Stores and hotels usually have a lower exchange rate than the many bank money changers. My preference is to keep a credit card for emergencies and use cash, travelers checks and debit cards in Thailand .