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Thai currency

Money

Thai money is called the baht, and the exchange rate is approximately 35 baht = $1. To find the most up to the minute Thai currency exchange rates, go to XE.com Currency Converter.

Sample prices
Although Thailand is super cheap it’s still a good idea to budget for your trip so you don’t run out of money. Here are a few sample prices to help you:


  • Singha beer = 60-100 baht
  • Thai curry = anywhere from 25 baht on the street, to 50 baht and beyond in restaurants
  • Thai massage = 200 baht for an hour
  • Thai cookery course = 800 baht
  • 1 litre bottle of water = 20 baht
  • Average room prices = prices vary depending on season but you can generally budget 500 baht for low end, 1,500 baht for moderate, 3,000 baht and upward for high end.
  • Average meal prices = pad thai can cost as little as 10 baht on the street of Khao San, to around 80 baht in average restaurant, and 300 baht and beyond for a high end restaurant.

These prices are in Thai baht, are correct as of 03/20/09 and are subject to change.


Tipping
Tipping isn’t necessary but since everything is often such a bargain and the service generally very high, it is the norm to tip around 10 percent in restaurants and hotels.


*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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