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Spending Money

Leicester, England
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Spending Money

Its our first time to Thialand we are spending 2 weeks at Khao Lak staying at the La Flora on a bed and breakfast basis. Please could you advise approximately how much spending money we would need to take with us for the 2 weeks.

Is it best to take the local currency or travellers cheques.

norwich
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1,105 posts
32 reviews
1. Re: Spending Money

hi, depends on what you want to do and where you decide to eat e.g. local, or hotels.as for local currency always best to get this in thailand.have a good read of the faq¬s on the right hand side and it should answer most of your questions

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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2. Re: Spending Money

Hi there,

First of all, DO NOT but ant Thai currency in the UK. The rate is better in Thailand. If you look at the FAQ Currency Options at top right and the link tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-s601/Thailand… you will find all the relevant information. At the moment we are getting a better rate for TCs than cash and you only pay 33 baht per TC cashed so it is better if you can get high denomination STERLING TCs. More secure too.

As for how much for 2 weeks. I have to say that the £ isn't going as far this year as last but at least most places seem to have resisted the usual Thai practise of making up for less customers by increasing prices. So assuming you are going to eat out for lunch and dinner you are probably talking about ON AVERAGE about £20 - £25 per day for 2 people for food and drink (based on local beer and soft drinks, more if you prefer wine. You can eat more cheaply of course at street stalls and more expensively at hotel/"higher end" restaurants.

Have a look at my latest comments on the "Khao Lak Eating Scene" to further titillate your taste buds at tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g297914-i10908-K…

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