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When backpacking or planning a long trip, budgeting is one of the most important things you can do to prevent returning early. Although Thailand is a relatively cheap country, it is important to keep a number of factors in mind.

How much money do you need for a day in Thailand?

Although the islands are more expensive, generally you will only need around 30 pounds a day or under, including food. Bottled water cost about 15 baht and alcohol around 90 baht. Dinner at restaurants costs on average around 90-150 baht for a traditional dish. You can find hostels for around 10 pounds a night and 20 pounds for an average hotel. However, these costs may be pricier if you are intending on participating in pricey activities such as scuba diving. You must, take into account costs that you have incurred before your stay, such as Thailand travel insurance, which you should ensure covers you worldwide.

What currency do they use in Thailand?

The currency used in Thailand is the Baht. When converted, 1 Thai baht equates to 0.024 pounds.

Cheap accommodation options in Thailand

Low cost hotels and backpacker's hostels are perfect for those on long trips as they cost under 10 pounds or 350 baht a night. They are often safe with knowledgeable staff who can recommend how to keep safe in your area as well as the best places to eat and to visit. Hostels allow you to interact with other travellers and are especially easy to find in off-peak months.

Holiday rentals and lodgings such as Airbnb are perfect for independent travellers that would like to stay away from the main tourists' thoroughfares and get a more genuine perception of Thailand. Most applications like these allow you to speak to your hosts beforehand so that you can arrange for any special needs and hosts will usually make you feel welcome.

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