How Much Does Thailand Really Cost? $28 Per Day!


How Much is our finance series, meant to tell you how much you should--and shouldn't--spend on the road.

Thailand is SE Asia's original budget destination and even though bungalows are no longer $5/night, it's still damn cheap! Street food is abundant and safe, guesthouses and accommodation are of a high value meaning you often end up with a pool, and animal encounters are plentiful.

Don't get me wrong--you could spend a ton of money in Thailand, but traveling in Thailand on a budget is easy, and pretty enjoyable.

Here's just a taste of what you can experience for $28 a day in Thailand--and it's a lot more than the two IMAX tickets that money can buy you in America!


Interested in reading more about traveling cheap in Thailand? Check out our destination pages, Thailand itinerary, and top tips for budget travel in Thailand.

If you have any tips for backpacking Thailand, leave a comment!


If you read our About Us page, you know that we're not your typical backpackers. Leaving our beautiful San Francisco loft and Lina's designer shoe collection behind didn't mean we'd revert to the way we traveled (or lived) when we were 17. So even if our trip looks cheap, know that you could spend a lot less. Most backpackers do!