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food costs? 1st time in Thailand

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food costs? 1st time in Thailand

Hello just wondered if any one could tell me the price of eating out, ,, funds are low......and is phuket the place to go im not a huge sunbather..... is there lots to do? Cheers!

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1. Re: food costs? 1st time in Thailand

cathyandgarystravelpages.com/phuket.htm is supposed to provide useful price information.

Anywhere in Thailand your food costs will be much higher if you are unwilling to eat Thai dishes. Outlets serving Western, Indian, Japanese, etc. food charge a significant premium with a meal being 2-3 times more expensive that the comparable amount of Thai food.

Phuket is pretty much the most expensive province in Thailand with some costs higher than in Bangkok. If you are not adamant about doing stuff on the beach or the sea, Chiang Mai would be a much cheaper choice. It is inland up north and there is plenty to see in this charming town. It is also quite a bit less touristy than Phuket. If the town is not enough, the surrounding Chiang Mai province offers plenty of activities from trekking to visits to hill tribes.See the "Top questions" in Chiang Mai forum.

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Ohh Thankyou for your reply. ...all the way to Thailand to eat English food? ???? No chance :-) ive got a deal in October for 2 weeks B&b £995.4 star hotel. .the other islands seem so much more expensive but thank you, I havnt booked as yet, so ill research your suggestions.

Again thanks

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Pattaya or Hua Hin will be cheaper than Phuket and also has the advantage of being driving distance from Bangkok so could easily split your time between one of them and Bangkok if you wanted to.

If you are not really a beach type of person I would suggest Bangkok and Chiang Mai

As for price of food if you are happy to eat street food (I pretty much live on it in Thailand) then you can get a meal for £2, in a touristy restaurant you can easily pay 10 times that and in an up market place 20 times that, same applies to beers if you drink in 'Thai' cafes your drinks will be half the cost of tourist bars, cheaper still to buy beers from 7 11 stores..

Edited: 11 May 2013, 17:50
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How long is a piece of string ? You can pay a little as £1.50 on a street stall to £+++ at a high end restaurant.

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We had a meal with entree, main course which was one Thai dish and a pork cordon bleu and four glasses or red wine for 1040B-- leave out the red wine it would have been half that and was delicious-- if you don't drink alcohol and eat Thai dishes you should be looking at around 130-200B per dish provided you stay away from the hotels and the 'flash' restaurtants--

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Eating out in Phuket can be as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be. Dinner for two can be had at a restaurant for 10 quid. Of course you can pay up to 100 pounds, depending where and what you eat.

Edited: 12 May 2013, 03:37
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Thankyou for all your replies. Im just booking and we'll take it from there, I don't drink alcohol and we aren't people that spend silly amounts on food,so we can just hunt out the cheap eats, it seems Thailand is huge and we can't do everything in 2 weeks.were into nature and wildlife and culture therefore im thinking,

Canoeing in caves

Boat trip to monkey beach

Ride on a elephant

A Tree House in kaho sok??

A visit to a temple

The floating village

Any other ideas greatly appreciated.

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Which hotel ? Often deals that offer 4 star hotels can be had for less by booking yourself online, or the hotels are located in less convenient areas. Or are absolute bargains like the recent Katathani offers. So, which hotel ?

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